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"

COVID-19 Shipping Updates

as of 10/29/2020


In light of the current carrier service interruptions due to COVID-19, we have updated our shipping policies. For domestic orders we are offering a $5 flat rate shipping promotion, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost We have upgraded all international orders to ship via UPS or DHL at your preference.
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.



USPS: Some USPS post offices are closed, and some mail classes have extended their expected delivery times, and many countries have suspended service:
-Priority Mail two-day service is now 3 days.
-Priority Mail three-day service is now 4 days.

UPS: UPS is experiencing service disruptions in certain countries. As of October 2, 2020, the UPS service guarantee is suspended for all US-origin shipments (domestic and international) at any service level. There are delays in USPS mail and package deliveries to and from certain countries.
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DHL: As of October 28, 2020, DHL Express is adding an Emergency Situation Surcharge to most shipments.
Local Pickup 

We will be offering local curbside pickup for purchases made online starting June 17, 2020. Customers who have selected curbside pickup will be notified when the item is ready for same-day pickup during business hours. Please call upon arrival so we can bring your purchase out to you.

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