Terminology, terminology! That is what I have for you today dear readers! Along with a story of course. 🙂
The other evening, Jessica and I were singing at a retirement home, wearing my knock offs of this skirt. When we were finished, some of the elderly ladies commented on our skirts, calling them broomstick skirts. They began to describe how they made them back in the day. And then one said, “but they didn’t have the zipper all the way down the side!” (really, you must look at the linked picture to see what I am talking about) “Oh, no!” My sister laughed, “That’s a new-fangled addition.”
When we were driving home, two thoughts came to my head. My first thought was: What’s a broomstick skirt? I mean, I knew that they must look like the skirts we were wearing, but I needed a picture.
HA! Google has it all wrong! This is what comes up when I type “Broomstick Skirts” into the search engine:
Now, this is NOT what our skirts looked like at all!
And this is the type of skirt the women were talking about. This is the authentic, vintage, Broomstick skirt. “But what is a broomstick skirt?” you ask. I’ll turn it over to a lady who witnessed the time when those skirts were popular to describe it to you.