Last week some of you though the ’50s coat dress was awesome, and some of you thought it an awful, impractical mish-mash, giving it a score of 8 out of 10. It was an interesting exercise in knowledge altering perception, as before we knew what the dress was people marked it down for being in an incongruous wool fabric (it was a silk) or for having decorative buttons (they were functional). If I had been able to post all the information about the dress, and all the images of it from the get-go would you have liked it more, or less? The thing that was undeniable awesome is that Daniel managed to identify the dress as a Lacesse creation from 1955. Yay! Thank you Daniel!
I’ve been looking over the last few Rate the Dresses and have noticed a real dearth of colour. Colour is fabulous, so that must be remedied.
It’s a pretty well known fact that the colour I am currently obsessed with is yellow.
Well, this dress is really yellow.
It also ties in nicely with last week’s themes: once again, I don’t know a lot about it. I found it on pinterest, and it only goes back to a blank link (links from tumblers that don’t work and don’t go back to the original collection make me sad. I won’t follow anyone who regularly pins from that sort of link. Please makes sure your pins honour the copyright owners!). I suspect it is an auction image, but am not sure.
Another theme that it ties in with? Corselets. The corselet effect on the bodice is most intriguing. I don’t think it’s a separate garment, but it does provide an intriguing aesthetic transition between the ‘shell-bra’ bodice look of the Romance fashions and later swiss waists. It does make me wonder about the dating of this dress, and of course, we don’t know if the dress has been altered at all.
So, you can discuss all that in the comments (Rate the dress + intellectual discussions = awesome), and you can also discuss the aesthetics of the dress. Does it have just enough details to make it interesting? Or is it too fussy? And can it beat your antipathy towards puffed sleeves?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10 (and remember, if you leave your comment and rating attached to the image instead of the post I, and most other people, won’t see it and it won’t get counted in the final rating)