Since the 1500′s the petticoat has been a staple in women’s fashion. It has evolved over the centuries into the fabulous fluffy skirts we all know and love. I love wearing a full petticoat on special occasions but find them to be overly poofy and inconvenient for daily wear. Enter the amazing Black Canvas Underskirt designed by Pinup Girl Couture. The design was inspired by similar undergarments created by Dior in the 40′s and 50′s. The instant I saw it, I knew it had to be mine.
It is made of a heavy canvas in two tiers that fastens at the elastic waist with two heavy duty metal snaps. The snaps go in the front. I fluffed out the two tiers of canvas prior to putting it on and it really doesn’t flatten much once garments are put on over it. Because of the short length, I was a little concerned that I’d have a “drop-off” effect in any longer length dresses. This was not a problem at all.
I wore it with my leopard Heidi dress and it gave just the right amount of fullness without adding ‘weight’, which was a fear of mine. It’s perfect if you’re on the slimmer side and want to add some curves under your dress silhouettes, and also perfect if you’re already curvy and just want some nice fluff without knocking people over as you pass by. Well, you’ll still knock them over, but it won’t be because of your oversized petticoat.
This little number is fantastic. It adds the perfect amount of poof while still allowing you to use a public restroom, drive a car, and all the other things that a full petticoat disallows. My waist waivers between 28-29″ and I got the medium. For $36 this is a STEAL. You will not be disappointed!