All three pieces had the 50’s tight waist, and a narrow form fitting skirt. If a woman didn’t have a perfect figure, she struggled into a girdle so she would look as good as possible in those body hugging clothes. The skirts accentuated the natural wiggle when a woman walked. The average dress cost approximately $13.00.
The crinoline slip, or petticoat, was an important accessory for the flaring perky skirts. The stiffly starched crinolines were made of yards of nylon net or similar fabric. Who could wear a Poodle skirt without one?