The classic definition of a Wiggle Dress to longtime vintage clothing sellers and shoppers is that the width of the hem of the dress is narrower than the hips. This narrowness keeps your legs close together at the knees, causing the 'Wiggle' when you walk. Oh, that's what Wiggle means! You actually produce a wiggle when you walk! Wow.
Search for Wiggle Dress on ebay or etsy and you will pull up a ton of results, but probably less than half of the dresses are true wiggle dresses. Some sellers use 'Wiggle Dress' as a keyword to get people to see their dress. But if it's not a true wiggle dress, then you are Keyword Spamming folks. And don't tell me that lot's of sellers use it and that the definition has changed, because that is stupid rationale.
Buyers that are looking for a real Wiggle Dress are going to get mad if they have to sort through a bunch of non-wigglers to get to what they really want. And some sellers are wondering why ebay isn't as good as it used to be. Well, it's because you are chasing away good buyers who know what they are looking for and are frustrated with incorrect listings.
Here are a few dresses that I found by searching 'Wiggle Dress' - these are not Wiggle Dresses -
*A Wiggle dress does not have pleats or gathers in the skirt. You cannot get a crinoline under a Wiggle Dress.
*A Wiggle Dress does not have a flounce or turn into a bustle in the back.
*A Wiggle Dress does not have a slit up to the thigh.
*A Scooter dress is not a Wiggle Dress.
*A Mini Dress is not a Wiggle Dress
*A Romper is not a Wiggle Dress.
Here are some examples of actual Wiggle Dresses -
- ATOMIC SQUARES Vintage 1950s Rayon Wiggle Dress Silk Jacket NOS M 38 - from Fast Eddies Retro Rags
- Fawn wool 50s wiggle dress with squared neckline trimmed in genuine mink - from Dorothea's Closet
- Vintage 50s HAVE MERCY! Couture Cocktail Wiggle Dress S - from Jumblelaya
- Sail the Orient- Vintage 50s Asian Inspired Novelty Print Wiggle Dress - from the Vintage Vortex.