Whether or not you liked last week’s 1890s Rate the Dress ensemble hinged very much on how you feel about three things: bright cherry red, big lace dickey-collars, and BIG sleeves. For most of you, even if you really liked one or the other, all three were a bit much, bringing the rating down to 7.5 out of 10.
This week I’m toning things down a little: going from red to orange, and from enormous sleeves to sleek 1930s. This dress, which was sold by Whitaker Auctions in their Spring 2013 sale, combines demure and assertive, with delicate floral lace in bold tangerine orange, and a figure-hugging silhouette with sweet ruffled collar and an optional jacket.
Without the jacket the dress is sleeveless, with a ruffled bib collar, and a slim skirt that flares at the hem.
The back of the dress plunges in a deep, spine-revealing V.
For a bit of coverage, the ensemble includes a matching jacket with cut-on sleeves and a sparkling button to fasten.
What do you think? Do you like the balance of bold and delicate? Does it help this outfit to stand out from the standard clingy, lace, back-baring 1930s evening frock?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10