Women's Car Hop Costume
- Women's Car Hop Costume
- 100% polyester
- Dress has buttons at bodice front
- Zipper in right side seam
- Apron has ruffled edge, self-fabric waist ties
- Hat has turned-up cuff
Have you ever pulled up to a drive-through, got your burger, and wondered where all the charm of diner eating got off to? Sure, that burger is greasy and delicious. That amazing combination of French fries and ice cream is still amazing. But wouldn't it be great to be surrounded by guys with slicked-back hair and girls in sweater sets while you're chowing down on a red vinyl bar stool.
Most people haven't encountered that true diner experience. Those original diners had the red vinyl seating, chrome trim on the tables and counter, and of course a soda bar. It was a place to meet whoever you were going steady with or somewhere to gossip with your bestie, Betty Sue, choosing tunes off the jukebox. Then things started to get even more exciting when people started bringing those weekend drives to the diner and the drive in was born. So much more exciting than the sad drive-throughs of today, the drive in served all the classics but on a tray that would hook onto your open window. It didn't make for the neatest eating but everyone was in the same boat, or car, whatever.
The car hop was one of the coolest jobs a teen could get in the 50s. These waiters and waitresses brought out the goods to the waiting cars, sometimes on roller skates to make service faster. We can't claim that the uniform was the reason, but it had to factor in somewhere there. This ensemble has the classic red and white striped pattern with a crisp white apron, collar, and of course that sassy hat. Pair this with a pair of bobby socks and you're ready for your school's rendition of Bye Bye Birdie or maybe you'll start your own soda shop! Go for it, about time the world starts taking their fast food slow again.
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