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hoop skirt

A long full skirt belled out with a series of connected circular supports.
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hoop′ skirt`

1. a framework of flexible, usu. horizontal hoops worn under a woman's full skirt to make it stand out.
2. a full skirt suitable for wearing over this.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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(Popping out from beneath Mother Ginger's humongous hoop skirt was my first and last big production as a dancer, icyww.)
"I'm Glinda, the Good Witch, and this is my Cowardly Lion little brother," she said, describing the sparkly pink hoop skirt costume she made for a school play and 4-year-old Cyrus Mikolajczyk's lion suit made by their grandmother.
On display are 14 bridal gowns worn by the Ford women, including Eleanor's 1916 Russian-style gown by renowned designer House of Lucile, Josephine's 1943 Maimbocher-designed hoop skirt gown, and Cynthia's 1975 gown by Priscilla of Boston.
"Turn left at the hoop skirt factory then go for a quarter mile till you see the button hook emporium.
Not to be outdone, fellow judge Alesha Dixon arrived in a burnt orange high-waisted hoop skirt and long-sleeved ribbed top.
VISITORS TO NATCHEZ can come expecting to spend some time in the Old South, perhaps touring an historic home, or listening to a guide dressed in a hoop skirt tell stories of the past in Natchez.
"Lulu now loses her hoop skirt in lieu-lieu of her new hoop dream," which is to establish an international league for girls to play basket ball in every year.
Indeed, Mama Gayle is as charmingly nonplussed as she is loving and supportive, whether it's when she discovers her son's childhood "fetish" for her antebellum hoop skirt (she simply sends her 7-year-old "Bryanny boy" off with a kiss and a wink to a child therapist with whom Bryan eventually shares his newfound adoration of Cabaret and all things Liza) or when she first learns about her Broadway veteran son's long-hidden homosexuality.
And there are even fewer singers who can perform such a number dressed in a burgundy leather corset and hoop skirt complete with bustle.
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Hobbled by a ridiculous hoop skirt that suggested nothing so much as Gone With the Wind, Mescheriakova somehow managed to sing prettily much of the time, though her tone could be disconcertingly husky, too.
These days they even have a program called Junior Belles, whereby little girls are made up and given hoop skirt dresses for two hours, provided they don't (according to a sign posted on the wall in the Junior Belle dressing area) "go to the restroom" while in costume.