I have been remiss. Last week I did you out of a Rate the Dress altogether (though I must say, no one seemed to mind!). To add to that, when I showed you a Chanel ensemble two weeks ago, I forgot to tell you what Maria Josepha rated the week before that.
So, catchup time. Maria Josepha, despite her sourpuss expression, and despite Rowenna describing her as “a pig stuffed in a dress,” rated an 8.9 out of 10. Regency fashion, even if not an exceptional example of the era, seems to be very popular with you!
Chanel’s sequined trouser suit received divided ratings: some loved the minimalism with an opulent touch, others thought the lace fussy and the sequins icky. It rated a 7.5 out of 10
This week I’m trying to correct mistakes by including a little minimalism, a little opulence, a little sequins, a little lace, a bit of extreme femininity and a bit of masculine styling all topped up with a much sweeter expression than Maria Josepha had.
Of course, all of this is worn by a Spanish princess (fashion goes to Spain to die), and a young Spanish princess. Spain and children’s fashion don’t usually go over well with you! Will this one be different?
Mariana Victoria, who I would say is probably not 3 years old in her portrait, is shown in a skirt and jacket of rich cerulean blue. The skirt is trimmed with a scalloped fringe of silver bobbles, and is lifted up to show a pink, ruffle trimmed petticoat. Her jacket has lace cuffs and silver trimmed pockets, and is opened over a rich silver bodice with some pretty elaborate bust clips.
What do you think? Do all the elements balance, or has my attempt to pick something that included all the elements you seem to favour resulted in a mishmash of trim and style?
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