What to say about last week’s dress….oh dear. Not a lot of love from most of you. So much to complain about…colour, textures, silhouette, and that pectoral fin. Mostly colour though. Some enterprising viewers noted that if you were colourblind, the chartreuse and pale pink looked lovely together, and wondered if the wearer/maker had been colourblind. Personally I rather liked the colours – they are so unexpected, and the Victorians did love to play with wild colour schemes. I will agree that the dress had other issues, so despite the few people who really loved it, I’m not surprised that the final rating was a 3.4 out of 10
Since so many of you had problems with the colour, let’s tone the palette down in this weeks ‘Rate the Dress’.
The last time we looked at Marie Antoinette’s sister Marie Christine she was wearing pink, and lots of it. You called her a ‘blinged out sheep’ with an 18th century mullet’, and still managed to give her a 6.5 out of 10.
Today her ensemble is considerably more subdued, as befits an outfit worn to spin thread. She is a princess though, so she wasn’t restrained enough to leave off her trademark OTT jewellery.
Do you like her palest-grey gown, with muted blue bows and practical black apron? What about the lace fichu, lace bonnet, and triple-pearl earrings? Has she managed to combine industrious housewife with glamourous princess, or does Marie Christine just lack any semblance of fashion sense?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10