Last week I showed you a walking dress in blue cotton, with red accessories and a little twist of the exotic. While many agreed that the moire yoke was out of place (and then again, some of you loved it), and quite a few of you weren’t sure about the red accessories (but, of course, some of you thought they made it!), the overall reaction was positive but not gushing, scoring the dress a very respectable 8.9 out of 10.
It’s really starting to feel like summer here, so I’m suddenly fixated on light silks, high hems, and florals, hence today’s Rate the Dress pick.
This dress features the very simple silhouette of the early-mid 1920s. It would be an extremely boring frock, if not for the visual interest of the whimsical embroideries of typical summer flowers: red poppies, blue cornflowers, white daisies, and golden wheat or grass sheaves.
The embroideries are framed with scalloped hems and sleeves, anchoring the patterns with four rows of borderings.
Just for this Rate the Dress, I’m going to do something I’ve never done before, and give our frock an accessory, because look at this:
What do you think? Is the dress a good balance of simplicity and pattern? Do the embroideries and scallops provide the right amount of detail? And would the hat be just the thing to wear with it, or is it too much?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10