Well, I’m always surprised by what you guys like and don’t like, though in retrospect the reaction to last week’s 1858 pink dress should have been a foregone conclusion. On the one hand, it was a 1850s ballgown (super popular), on the other hand, it was covered in random dull pink frills, layers & bows (ick), but, of course, all those pink frills bring to mind Kaylee’s Shindig dress from Firefly (automatic bonus points). All this balanced out at 6.5 out of 10.
This week I think we should look at something a little more restrained and tailored: a refresher after all the elaborate sweetness of last week.
This linen day dress from the Minnesota Historical Society combines a classic early 1900s silhouette with an distinctive layout of soutache and lace trimming the skirt and bodice.
The trim gives delicious glimpses of the green silk under-slip, and its lines echo that of a corset, creating a intriguingly avante-garde undergarment-as-outerwear effect. Or maybe I’m just looking at it from a 21st century perspective.
What do you think? Do you like the earthy, organic colour scheme? The overall silhouette? And, of course, the trim that gives it so much character?
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