Last week proved that when it comes to bridesmaid’s frocks, there is no pleasing everyone! Some of you rated the orange and beige bridesmaids dress a 10 and said “swoon”, and some of you rated it a 1 and said “ghastly”! The biggest complaints were about the colour (always such an issue with bridesmaids frocks), and the massive 1890s sleeves (which were clearly their eras version of the butt bow, or the pick up skirt – such a trendy must-have, and so awful for some time afterwards!). The dress rated a 6.9 out of 10, which is pretty good, all things considered.
For the record, I think it is divine and I want to go back to 1896 so I can be a bridesmaid and wear it, or be the bride, and wear the wedding dress that went with it (thank you Liz for locating it!).
I’ve been in a bit of an aqua and yellow binge lately, sparked by my Seersucker Sherbet dress, and culminating in the hat to go with it. So when I found this image of a seaside promenade outfit in with yellow and aqua trim, of course I had to show it to you!
How do you feel about this frock? Does it give off a proper crisp, summery, seaside aesthetic, with the aqua and yellow on white trim, long, loose fitting bodice with points culminating in yellow pom-poms? What about the yellow trimmed overskirt, and vivid aqua underskirt which lifts in front for ease in walking, and dips into a train in back? What about the floral and swallow trimmed bonnet?
Is the whole thing an effective twist on the usual seaside look of blue and white with red, or all a bit awkward and gaudy?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.