You need the Pinup Girl Clothing Underskirt if you’re wanting some added volume but prefer to not wear petticoats.
Then that’s me pretty much every day when I get dressed for the office… While colour matching pretty coloured petticoats with cute outfits is so much fun, I’m just not a huge fan of wearing them every day.
Wearing a petticoat on the weekend, at a special event or on colder days? Heck yeah! But when I have a 9-5 office job where I’m sitting at my desk for most of the day, or its the middle of a muggy Auckland summer … I really don’t want to be swimming in a sea of extra, itchy fabric at my desk (there’s only so many areas that can be kept cool with office air conditioning).
Personally, I still want the volume and shape that a petticoat gives me, I love the illusion of having an even smaller waist when the hips are more pronounced. So for all these reasons this post is about the Pinup Girl Clothing – Black Canvas Underskirt.
I finally purchased this item after what feels like forever. I had it in and out of my shopping cart for about a year before I finally gave in during the Black Friday sale. I feel like this item is really under-rated with how truly amazing it actually is.
I’m usually a size medium in everything from PUG – sometimes a small in the top half depending on the style. I chose to stick with the medium size for this particular item (just be sure to read the sizing info online). The wide elastic band comes with two domes to snap it in place and personally, I love that it doubles as a waist cincher as well. My tummy still stays nice and flat in front too without that extra pooch that petticoats sometimes give.
Stick to your waist size if you’re wondering about fit – I’m a 28″ waist, and went with the medium which fits dreamily.
The two layers of canvas are stiff, but still soft on the skin and the skirt comes in two colours (black and white). It’s much shorter than anything I typically wear (its above knee length on me, I’m 5’6) so it hides nicely under my swing skirts and dresses.
Its a really comfortable item to wear and gives me a good shape for day outfits. It also keeps me cool during during hot muggy Auckland days. It’s definitely my favourite purchase as of late, and I only wish I had brought it sooner.
You can see in the image above that it clearly provides some extra shaping. This dress clearly isn’t a swing dress but it’s quite shapeless without the skirt which is what I wanted to show you. When I wear the canvas underskirts with a proper swing style… it really shows, and even more so with a dense fabric Jenny skirt.
If you’re like me and have thought about buying this skirt for a while I would definitely just go for it. At a steal of only $36.00 US it really is worthwhile grabbing one. I wear mine almost every day!
To finding that revolutionary pin-up item!