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  1. 50s-Black-Petticoat

    Having just completed our biggest photo-shoot ever we have attempted to give examples to our most commonly asked questions and to show examples of our Petticoats under Dresses

    Our 1950s Tiered Net Petticoat is now available with up to 8 Layers, all the same Colour or 8 Different Colours - Create a Rainbow if your heart desires

    Plain edged (untrimmed) or Satin Edged in any of our 28 Colours

    Example above - 2 Layer Black Net Petticoat Satin Trimmed under Pin-Up Style Black Party Dress

    We have created a 50s Petticoat Fullness Chart as we often get asked - How Many Layers do I need on my Petticoat?

    This is not an exact science as it does depend upon the amount of fabric in your dress and the weight of the fabric but if you need more fullness adding afterwards just ask us

    We Hand Craft all our Petticoat Underskirts and can add extra volume on afterwards

     

    Vintage-Fifties-Petticoat

    Above our 6 Layered Candy Pink and Turquoise Multi Coloured Petticoat

    All layers Satin Trimmed shown under a Vintage Style Floral Dress

    This dress was slightly shorter on our Model so we created a Petticoat 2 inches longer to extend the skirt whilst

    opting for colours within the dress to bring the 2 together

    Made to Order at a truly affordable price Petite to Plus Size - Any Size

     

     

     

    Black-and-Red-Tiered-Petticoat

    We think this is rather quirky - Wedding Dresses and Wellies

    Great Idea for the Good Old British Weather

    Who knows what the weather will bring - be prepared!

    Wellies sound a little odd with a Wedding Dress but work in a strange kind of way

    Here we opted for a Black and Red Petticoat with Satin Trim Edging

     

    So our new collection now available

    50s Petticoats Plain Edged, 50s Satin Edged, 50s with Lace Edging

    Our Luxury 1950s Skirt and the Multi Coloured Petticoat

    Our model has a dainty 24" waist and all our Petticoats must go to make way for

    our Next Collection  - If you have any interest in our latest products in the above size

    they are all available at half price - please contact us

     

    Multicoloured-Petticoat-Underskirt

  2. Here at Dream Petticoats, we've been doing some tweeks on our website to make it a bit easier to order larger sizes. Our waist sizes used to range from 24 inch to 50 inches but now we've extended our sizing up to a 60 inch waist due to popular demand.

    As ever though, if you require a size that is not listed, you only have to ask. We are always happy to help with any special requests our customers require whether a special colour, trim or one off bespoke design. Dream Petticoats make the skirts and petticoats to order, we do not sell 'off the shelf' stock so you will always receive a specially made for you item.

  3. Retro Vintage Petticoat

    A very exciting year lies ahead for the Dream Petticoats team, we have a photoshoot planned for May of this year. Our theme is to be 50s, weddings and gothic. New designs currently in production based on customer feedback and requests over the last few years.

    We are currently looking for several models for the 10th May (Leeds Area).  Anyone interested, please email details to:    photoshoot@dreampetticoats.co.uk

    Kay
    (Design Coordinator)

  4. First of all...  Happy New Year to all our customers, colleagues and friends!

    We are starting the year off with some important tweeks to the Dream Petticoats website. It's taken a little time and alot of background work but I am pleased to announce that our website has a full SSL encryption certificate now and is fully responsive.

    The SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption provides a secure connection between internet browsers and websites, hence allowing to transmit private data online. You will normally see a padlock symbol in the url or a green bar accross the top of the page if a website has secure pages. You can now shop securely and with peace of mind knowing that the Dream Petticoats website is SSL encrypted on every single page.

    A great deal of work has been done regards design and content very recently to make our website fully responsive. This means that you can enjoy a great browsing experience whatever device you are using whether it be a desktop, tablet or mobile.. our website will adapt to the best layout possible.

    Here's to a great 2016 !

    All the very best,

    Simon
    (Web Developer - Dream Petticoats)

  5. We already had a huge choice of net colours but after monitoring customer requests over the last few months we have also added the following to our range :-

    Lemon

    Orange

    Nude

    Peach

    All are available with matching trims and linings or a contrasting one whichever you choose.

    Also due to popular demand we have added the option to choose the length of your Petticoat to the exact inch, before these were in increments of 2" but all petticoats are now available in increments of 1" for example 25", 26", 27" plus many more. If the length you want isn't there as its longer or shorter than the one's advertised for that petticoat please contact us, all our petticoats are made by us from scratch so unless we are restricted by style we can normally accomodate customer special requests. We can also do each layer of net a different colour we just can't put that many options on site but if you want your petticoat making up like this please ask, we love working on unique alternative colour options.

    Just for reference here is our full list of colours now on site :-

    Samples Of Dress Net Colours

  6. We've just spent some time updating the Dream Petticoats website and have added new product options for the satin/ribbon edge trim. Previously you could have a satin trim to match the colour of your petticoat but due to popular demand, we have now introduced a whole range of colours to choose from. Infact, there are 25 colours to choose from altogether so you could have a white pettiocat with blue satin trim, a red petticoat with black satin trim, whatever you want!  This has opened up a whole lot of new options to customise your petticoat exactly as you want it and to help colour contrast match your outfit. As always with Dream Petticoats, if you can't see the colour combination on our website or you require something a little more exclusive, just contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  7. We will soon be approaching the wedding season again. As we know most Brides like to be well prepared for their big day in advance. Just thought we would share with you some of the most common questions we get asked. As all our petticoats are handmade by ourselves, we can make them to your specific requirements, regards colour options, the amount of layers and trim etc.

    • How many layers do you recommend?

    Please take a look at our bridesmaid wedding petticoat page here alternatively if you are still undecided, order your best guesstimate. If the petticoat is not full enough, feel free to return for extra layers adding. If the petticoat is too full, you can simply cut a layer away. Net doesn't fray so don't worry.

     

    • Do I need the anti-static lining?

    The anti-static lining is attached to the petticoat behind the net. This acts as a protective layer for the legs. If you intend wearing tights/stockings etc we recommend this option to prevent snagging.

     

    • Do I need a trim?

    This option is purely down to personal preference. If the petticoat is intended to be hidden under the dress/skirt there is no reason to have the petticoat trimmed. If your petticoat is to be on show below the hem of the dress/skirt think about the overall effect you want to achieve. It does look very effective especially on the rockabilly petticoats, any colour combination you want. Matching trim for a subtle effect or a vivid contrast of colour to give that wow factor as seen here :-

    Turquoise Net Petticoat Flo Neon Yellow Satin Trim

     

    • You offer a next day delivery service, if I choose a petticoat, can you send it out today?

    We always try our best to accomodate urgent orders however please bear in mind we don't stock any petticoats they are all made to customer specification. If you are wanting one of our simple petticoats we are normally able to despatch same day depending upon current workload. However some of our petticoats particularly the multi layered one's are a little more intricate and do require a little more time to make up.

     

    It is always nice when people are well prepared in placing their petticoat order early. We are however always willing to help customers when ever possible. We once had a desperate customer that had been let down by another company. She called on Thursday asking if it would be at all possible for a full length wedding petticoat to be made to measure. We rallied round, got the petticoat made up, despatched it Friday and the Bride had her custom petticoat for her big day on Saturday :)