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Crinoline Style

Crinoline style from 1835 to 1870


This fashion epoch followed that of the Biedermeier and was also called, because of the lucuriance of the skirts, „the second rococo“. It was the time of the promenades and the ball gownes, the time of Scarlet and Sissi.






The dome shaped skirts received their volume by the crinoline. This word originated from „crin“ french for horsehair which was used for he stiffening of the petticoats. Later the crinoline was a rack from bamboo, whalebone or steelrings which easily reached a diameter from 2 to 3 meters in the lower edge.


Hoop Skirt

This krinolin was handmade by me, for it I have used nearly 30 meters steelband.





Round Cage Crinoline

The round cage crinoline after 1850 was the most common crinoline. Why it was so called, should be clear: it looks like a cage. She's at the hips and narrower around the same side, whereas the upper back slightly crinoline unloads. The Käfigkrinoline is flexible, you must arrange the tapes and tires.


käfig krinoline




In order fort he single rings of the crinoline not to be noticed I have created a petticoat which is placed over the crinoline.





Ball gowns

At that time clothes were made out of silk. Krepp, musselin, atlas, iridescing taffeta and moire. The invention of the sewing machine made it possible to sew many meters of frills. My colorful clothes orientale themselves by the ball gowns of 1850  where the frill fashion was at full swing. Crinoline dress, skirt without and with over-skirt.


Krinolinen Kleid Img1509_pp.jpg 




Around the shoulders the  so called „Berthe“ a collar like verge of a vulou.






Loops were very important, tucks and lace as well.

Rosa Ballkleid Biesen Rosa Ballkleid Schleife 




crinoline day gown or travel gown