(Closed) Crinoline VS Petticoat

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Crinoline is the material that most petticoats are made out of. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

crin·o·line/ˈkrinl-in/

 
Noun:

1. A stiffened or hooped petticoat worn to make a long skirt stand out.

2. A stiff fabric of horsehair and cotton or linen thread, typically used to stiffen petticoats or as a lining.
Some petticoats are made with tulle, chiffon and/or various other materials. But if someone is suggesting that you have a crinoline or a petticoat (as in one versus the other) that doesn’t make sense to me. You could have a crinoline petticoat, a chiffon petticoat, a tulle petticoat, etc. Crinoline is just the material, as far as I know.

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Bumble bee

@BetterSherm:  I think that the person making the suggestion was confused, not you! Perhaps they meant to suggest you need a petticoat that isn’t as stiff as crinoline? Go with your gut, though!

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Newbee

Crinolines are firm, stiffer made of net and organza.  Petticoats are soft chiffon or cotton.  Both can be called petticoats, however a crinoline is the full, firm, and the petticoat is soft fluffy chiffon and swishy, semi full . Both a petticoat and a crinoline can have a ribbon hem bottom, or a lace bottom, OR a ruffly bottom. A site called pettiskirtstyle  has every single petticoat you can imagine. Every color too.  I am a wedding consultant, and I have always had a great experience with that company. They truly have every petticoat and crinoline.

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