I've been looking for a crinoline skirt or petticoat for a few weeks, so when I saw the Betsey Johnson Crinoline Skirt in the store display, I bid my guy friend farewell for a few minutes (I was shopping with him and I figured he wouldn't want to traipse into the pink boutique). It was pretty and fluffy -- but then I saw the price tag.
$190 for a crinoline skirt. Society ladies wore these as undergarments in the early twentieth century. I cannot pay $190 for a petticoat.
I will, however, continue to scour eBay and thrift shops. Send me your suggestions, if you have any!