BELLE O'THE BALL
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.
-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"
*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
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"
Extended Leg Mannequin
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"
as of 10/29/2020
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