Last week I posted an 1860s seaside frock in one of my (many) favourite colour combinations: white, yellow and aqua. Alas, the colours, combined with the waistless bodice (so characteristic of 1860s outerwear, but so anathemic to modern aesthetics) elaborate scallops, and long tails with pom-poms had you calling ‘circus marquee’. The circus left town with a disappointing 5.8 out of 10.
Intriguingly, of all the votes, only one of you gave it a x.5 score – I guess you all had solid feelings about it!
Today’s Rate the Dress has a twist. I’m not just showing you a dress to rate: I’m showing you two dresses with the same theme, by the same designer, but with quite different silhouettes, for a Rate the Dress-Off.
You’ll rate both dresses, and we’ll see how the overall look comes off, plus which dress you prefer.
First, a sleek shift dress, with Norell’s classic sailor collar, red silk tie, halter back and blue trim:
Then a full skirted sun-frock, with exactly the same bodice, but a gathered dirndle skirt instead of a pencil skirt, and a blue skirt border instead of pockets.
Do you prefer the slim shift dress, or the full-skirted frock? Give each dress a rating on a scale of 1 to 10