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50s style petticoats at Mondo Kaos

At Mondo Kaos, you will first and foremost find a large selection of retro and vintage inspired dresses. Of course, vintage style is part of that swing dresses and swing skirts in authentic 50s style.

Our swing dresses and swing skirts are all inspired by the vintage style and the 50s and especially by the feminine ideal of this time with emphasis on a cut that shows the body in the most beautiful way. With a petticoat, you further highlight the feminine shape, with extra focus on the classic hourglass silhouette. A petticoat is thus the icing on the cake when you want to style yourself in true vintage style.

What is a petticoat?

Petticoat really just means petticoat, but from the late 40s became synonymous with the specific type of petticoat associated with the 50s swing dresses and swing skirts. The petticoat got a renaissance by Christian Dior with his "New Look" collection  in 1947 and the accompanying dresses with full swing.  The plump, stiffened tulle skirts remained extremely popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

The petticoat gives extra fullness during your 50s style swing dress or swing skirt, and gives an authentic vintage look, whether it is for dancing or for a festive occasion.

How do I use my petticoat?

When choosing a petticoat for your swing dress, you get a real vintage look with a petticoat! The petticoat gives lots of volume, so your dress struts in just the right vintage way. We carry petticoats in black, white and red. You can use them so that you only see the fullness and not the skirt itself, or you can choose to have the petticoat which protrudes a little. In the latter case, you can either choose to go tone in tone, or choose a contrasting color. It looks e.g. super nice looking with a white petticoat under a black dress with white dots, or a black petticoat under a red vintage swing dress.

The petticoat is also perfect as the strutting underskirt for a vintage style wedding dress.

50s style Swing dresses for party

At Mondo Kaos we have a wide selection of vintage and retro dresses. We wear lots of beautiful dresses in fantastic prints, and we always wear swing dresses and swing skirts both summer and winter. If you want to spice up your vintage style swing dress with a vintage petticoat, then you can do it whether it is for a special event in the winter or for one of the summer parties.

As said, the petticoat or petticoat is ideal under a vintage style wedding dress. If you have decided on a vintage style wedding dress for your big day, you should almost try how amazing it will look if you wear the strutting and festive petticoat under the swing dress. Your silhouette will be super feminine and will look wonderful on the dance floor.

Accessories for your vintage 50s swing look

When you style your 50s style swing look with a petticoat, you have already decided on a classic and festive vintage 50s look. You can emphasize this with many delicious details.

If you wear your petticoat under your swing skirt, you can take a look at our large selection of beautiful 50s style tops that will compliment your 50s look. We have, for example, beautiful off-shoulder and ruffle tops, which will add something very special to your look.

We also have fantastic sandals and peep toes that will be perfect and compliment the vintage style of your outfit. Common to our shoe brands is the wonderful fit, they are ultra comfortable and made to the highest standards.

Of course, we also always have a large selection of accessories in vintage style, so if you want to add a little extra 50s glamor to your look, you can always look at our accessories. Note that we often have more accessories in the store than online. For example, you can see our beautiful hair flowers, bracelets and earrings, all of which will help to give your swing look a little extra vintage flair.

See our selection of petticoats in our store in Copenhagen

You can look here on our webshop and see what we offer of petticoats, but if you have the opportunity to look past our store in Copenhagen, then we would recommend you to do so, so you can see our beautiful vintage style range.

In the shop, Stine, Cassandra, Carina, Lærke and Jeanette all work as passionate clothing lovers, and they will do everything they can to help you find the right look in feminine retro style for you.