Collapsible Skirt Hoop Crinoline


Rare collapsible hoop crinoline skirt by Mary Clayton's Belle O'The Ball. The revolutionary design allowed women to wear the large ball skirt styles of the time with the convenience of being able to compress the frame into just 8" when not in use- perfect for travel. Two clear plastic hoops with metal fasteners are strung onto cotton webbing straps, and the position of the upper hoop can be raised or lowered to your preference. Straps can be shortened to raise overall length of the hoops. Each hoop has an adjustable leather fastener to secure the selected hoop circumference. Cotton webbing waistband with four snaps for a secure fit, but can be adjusted. Makes the perfect crinoline for a ball-skirted wedding dress. The skirt hoop is featured in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ivory, clear, antiqued brass.

-Condition: Very Good Used Condition
*Light discoloration to cotton due to wear in line with age.
-Estimated Size: 
-Material: Cotton Webbing, Plastic, Metal, Leather. (no fabric contents)
-Made In USA

(*Approximate hoop circumferences, can possibly be expanded further)
-Waist: 26" (21" - 30")
-Top Hoop Largest Circumference: 74.5"
-Top Hoop Diameter: 24.5"
-Bottom Hoop Largest Circumference: 122"
-Bottom Hoop Diameter: 40"
-Length: 32.5"

*Skirt can be expanded even further from what is shown in photo. 


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

All items are final sale

Items are sold in condition depicted. Items are shipped in as-is condition. Once the item leaves our possession we are no longer responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

For domestic orders placed online or via Instagram, we offer $10 flat rate shipping, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost. All international orders to ship via UPS or DHL. Customers are responsible for all duties and fees associated with international orders.
Orders are carefully packed, processed, and prepared for shipment within 1 business day of receiving your order.
*Recess is not responsible for incurred customs fees or packages lost in the mail. Please contact us at within 14 days of your purchase date with any issues or inquiries regarding your delivery.

**Some items, especially those purchased via Instagram, may be excluded from our shipping promotion and shipping will be charged at current carrier rates due to oversized, fragile, or odd-sized packaging and materials.**


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