My eldest child, my sweet (particular) five-year-old, has been obsessed of late with poodle skirts. It's a funny quality in a girl who doesn't even prefer to wear any clothes at all, but she's really wanted a poodle skirt.
We told her about Chubby Checkers and how to do the Twist, but she prefers the Hokey Pokey. Asynchronous as she may be, the girl really wanted a poodle skirt.
Look at this:
Since she wouldn't stop dancing, this is the only picture I can show you that won't aggravate your motion sickness:
Have you realized how much she loves this outfit? She's so disappointed that I consign it to the dress-up box, and not the row of dresses in her closet.
This particular outfit is the Girls' '50s Bobby Soxer Costume. This website has a ton of options for girls' dress-up costumes, and they also carry boys' and adults' sizes. Maybe you're already thinking about costumes for Halloween or a midsummer night's dream?
What she thought:
Well, she plainly loves it. The one drawback in her mind is the seam at midsection attaching the bodice and the skirt. It's a little itchy, she says. Seams are such a bother, aren't they? They're also to blame for her aversion to socks. If I had thought about it, I would have ordered something in a shape without a waist seam, or at least something without a crinoline built into the waist seam. But that crinoline really does help the poodle flare out. That much drama doesn't just happen naturally, you know.
What I thought:
The costume is as good in quality as any other costume we've ever bought. It's a size 4-6, and my daughter wears a 5 or a 6, generally, and I thought this was a little loose. This, too, might be particular to the outfit I selected, as it's off-the-shoulder-ish. But really? She's happy; I'm happy. And the neck sash is a nice touch. But I wish she'd do the Lindy for me.
Just kidding. I have no idea what the Lindy looks like.
Costumediscounters.com sent us the poodle skirt in exchange for the inclusion of the links you see above. Opinions and lack of knowledge of mid-century dance trends are entirely my own.