Farthingale / White Crinoline Hooped Underskirt
Product Code: 120520
Manufacturer: Windlass Steelcrafts
£60.34 (INC. VAT)
The predecessor to the petticoat, this hooped undergarment will accentuate the overall shape of your Renaissance gown. Can be used with or without the bum roll. The lightweight poly/cotton fabric contains 5 metal rings which will keep your overskirt in a beautiful umbrella shape. Some assembly required. Insert 5 adjustable inner bands for the "bone", which have a plastic quick-detach buckle so rings can be removed for washing. You can start at the top or the bottom. Poly/cotton blend, white.
Available in S/M & L/XL
Farthingale is a term applied to any of several structures used under Western European women's clothing in the late 15th and 16th centuries to support the skirts into the desired shape.
Crinoline was originally a stiff fabric with a weft of horse-hair and a warp of cotton or linen thread. The fabric first appeared around 1830, but by 1850 the word had come to mean a stiffened petticoat or rigid skirt-shaped structure of steel designed to support the skirts of a woman’s dress into the required shape. In form and function it is very similar to the earlier farthingale.