Poodle skirts in the 1950s were a brief trend that has been an iconic 50s costume ever since. Girls and teens started the trend by wearing felt circle skirts with an applique of a pink poodle on a silver leash. Other poodle skirt themes included cute animals, funny sayings, cars, cartoon characters, and martini glasses. Poodle skirts were paired with blouses or knit tops, cardigan sweaters, bobby socks and saddle shoes. The poodle skirt outfit was ready to wear to the nearest sock hop dance party. Scroll to the bottom of the page or click here to jump to the history of poodle skirts.
Today you can buy poodle skirt costumes in a variety of colors at every budget level. You can also DIY a poodle skirt from cheap craft supplies, or sew a poodle skirt using a pattern. We searched the web and found all of these poodle skirts, poodle skirt costume sets, poodle skirt sewing patterns, shoes, and accessories for you. Browse and compare all your choices right here.
Poodle Skirt Costume:
- Button down blouse or knit sweater top. Striped and polka dot tops are also popular
- Poodle Skirt – A felt circle skirt with a poodle or another animal/novelty applique.
- Wide Belt (optional) – Elastic cinch or bow belt.
- White socks (Bobby Socks) – plain or with a poodle applique.
- Saddle shoes, loafers, or ballet flat shoes.
- Chiffon scarf, tied around the neck or hair in a ponytail.
- Cat Eye Glasses – Black with rhinestones.
- Jewelry – Pearl necklace, bracelet, and earrings.
- Gloves (optional) – Wrist length white gloves.