Based on the lack of rating, most of you were rather meh about last week’s Dance Off frocks (or meh about the idea), though the reaction from those who did rate them was reasonably positive. Those of you who didn’t like the second dress disliked it’s sleeves, and those of you who did like it, felt that the woman wearing it ‘owned it’. The first lady fared the tiniest bit better, just beating out her rival with a score of 7.4 out of 10 vs 7 out of 10 for the second.
In honour of the HSF Black & White theme, this week’s Rate the Dress is black and white (in fact, it’s one that I featured as inspiration for the challenge).
This Doucet evening gown features bold, graphic black and white (well, ivory) stripes. One stripe pattern forms chevrons on the skirt, while another accentuates the curves of the bodice. The face is framed with a wide collar in a balanced stripe.
The Mint Museum chose to pair the gown with black lace gloves, a black reticule, a fur wrap, a detailed choker necklace, and an aigret in the hair. Personally, I rather hope the dress was worn with shoes like these!
What do you think? I’ve only ever featured one other Doucet dress on Rate the Dress, and it didn’t fare too well. This one is similarly daring and avant garde – strikingly simple for the 1890s in its lack of ornamentation, and rather mad in the usage of different kind of stripes. Will it be too odd?
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