mm-kay. my mother was in middle school at the end of the 50's, when it was still de rigeur to wear crinolines under one's skirts if one was a Proper Young Lady, which she tried to be on a shoestring budget. (in other words, most of her clothing was VERY nice home-sewn.)

there were five crinolines, of the lower left corner type. and once i was big enough to explore the old clothes closet at granny's? they were MINE ALL MINE. and quite often, all five at once under a skirt, with a pair of heels.

going up a tree. ;)