Happy (almost) Friday!
So I saw 'cage dresses' on polyvore (love that site). I recently got to wear a cage hoop skirt for a show, so the cage dresses sounded really cool.
Other than the Chromat Full Cage Dress, the cage trend is really more cutouts that look similar to the lattice of strings and hoops in the full cage hoop skirts or crinoline. I think the Chromat one would be fantastic under or over a dress and much more wearable so it's a great modern twist on a crinoline. With some cutouts, both the edgy black Shakuhaci Cage Bustier Dress or sweeter neon pink Commotion Cage Dress are fantastic. Don't forget sunscreen- those would be some weird tan lines.
While the awessome trending cage dresses aren't as elaborate as the crinoline skirt, I read a bit about the skirt's history anyway...
- 1830- originally meant stiff fabric of horse hair and cotton
- 1850- referred to the structured skirts made from the material
- Not first skirt structure though, farthingale and panniers were first
- 1946- first hoop skirt patent from David Hough Jr.
- 1858- patent for latticed string and hoop skirt from IRJ Mann
What do you think of this nod to old cage skirts? They look much easier to sit in!