Smart Idea: Petticoat Light


PHOTO Dook PRODUCTION & WORDS Annemarie Meintjes

Vintage wedding dresses, complete with fitted bodice and a swing skirt, are back in fashion.

The secret beneath that kick-out dome-shaped skirt is a tulle petticoat with hoops. The petticoat makes a romantic shade to conceal a suspended naked light bulb. Just pull it over the bulb and pull the waistline strings tight to secure the fit.

Most towns have a wedding dress shop or Chinese shop that sells wedding-style petticoats. We bought ours for R100 at China Mall on Rifle Range Road, Johannesburg.

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