If you’re a fan of the swinging 50s, then you’ve got to check out this latest trend – novelty poodle purses and skirts! These classic mid-century pieces are so fun to wear and collect. Whether you’re an avid vintage fashionista or just starting out in the retro style game, poodle skirts and purses are essential items for any wardrobe. Let’s take a closer look at 1950s kitsch at its best with the ultimate poodle skirts and purses and why these kitschy pieces are so popular!
The History Behind Poodle Purses & Skirts
The first poodle skirt was created in 1947 by Juli Lynne Charlot, a designer based in California. She drew inspiration from Parisian couture and used felt appliqués to create her signature designs. The skirts quickly became popular with young women who wanted to express their individuality through fashion. In the 1950s, they were often seen paired with matching blouses or sweaters, as well as novelty poodle purses.
Isn’t this the most adorable 1950s repro skirt you have ever seen? The pattern originated from John Wolf in the 50s where Poodle dogs and puppies were put onto boarder prints for skirts and aprons. My heart started to sing when I saw this darling Puppy in A Basket print skirt from Dangerfield Clothing.
Dangerfield Clothing is a popular alternative Australian fashion brand with two additional labels Revival and Princess Highway. This puppy in a basket skirt is from their Revival label. The skirt comes in black and a lovely olive green color. The boarder print features the cutest little golden puppy dog sitting in a basket. I immediately had to have both color-ways and didn’t hesitate ordering as these prints sell out quickly.