I’ve reviewed a couple of petticoats on the blog before, the Malco Modes Jennifer and Lindy Bop petticoats. There were pros and cons to both, and for that reason I’ve been thinking lately I need to keep an eye out for other brands to review to give you more information on a wider selection of available pettis. In that light, today I’m reviewing the Froo Froo petticoat by Voodoo Vixen.
This petticoat comes in red, black and white, and is one size fits all. I’m 33 inches at the waist and as you can see from the picture above there’s still more room in this petticoat. There’s also a way to tighten this petticoat if you have a substantially smaller waist, as the elastic in the waistband closes with a button and the entire length of the elastic has button holes every half inch so you can tighten the petticoat to your own needs. That elastic also plays a massive role in the length of this skirt: At full length it’s 30 inches, great for tea length skirts or dresses, but the waistband has 3 different tracks that allow you to move that waistband elastic up and down throughout the 3 tracks to shorten your petticoat whenever needed, giving you versatility for a whole range of pieces in your wardrobe from just one petticoat.
All you have to do is find the little openings on the right hand side of the waistband and pop the button out of the track opening. Unfasten the elastic and put a safety pin through a button hole to give you something extra to hold on to when you’re re-threading the elastic. Pull the elastic out of the track, choose the track you want to become the new waistband, and keeping a firm grip on the button/safety pin, thread the elastic back into the track bit by bit until the entire piece is re-threaded. Fasten the button to close the waistband up and voila! Your petticoat can shorten a couple of inches.
When it comes to volume, this petticoat is great middle-ground; it’s got the perfect puff for your typical daily petticoat wear, but the volume isn’t out of control for ladies who are worried about their skirts getting too wide. It’s in the medium range of softness too; soft but not plush and definitely not scratchy or cheap. The only downside is that Voodoo Vixen don’t offer a shorter petticoat because even at the shortest setting this petti is too long to wear with their own dresses without considerable visible froth peeking out beneath their hemlines. That’s fine if you’re a gal who likes her petticoat to show a little, but for me personally that’s a huge pet peeve so I have to save this petticoat for my non-VV dresses.