Hoop Skirts

LORELAI: A debutante ball] is like animals being up for bid at the county fair, except sheep don’t wear hoop skirts.

A hoop skirt is an undergarment designed to hold the skirt of a dress into a fashionable shape. They were particularly popular in the mid nineteenth century. They are still worn today for historical costumes, and formal gowns, such as under a wedding dress.

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