There has been no Rate the Dress for the last two weeks, because I was focusing on the Fortnight in 1916, but it’s back! Last time I did a Rate the Dress I showed two things that have not, in the past, done very well on RTD: childrenswear, and blue-green combinations. In this case though, reactions ranged from a sprinkling of ‘it’s a nice dress, not fabulous, but I shall give it a 7’ to a LOT of ‘I want to make it! Love!’ 10s. Big pockets and historicism for the win! It came in at a perfect 9 out of 10.
The last couple of weeks have been very stressful for me, for reasons that had nothing to do with the Fortnight, so I’m feeling the need for something soothing and restful in the way of frocks. While I would never say ‘oooh, that colour is amazing!’ about a length of fabric the shade of this dress, I find looking at it very relaxing and soothing.
For me, it’s a shade that’s very appealing without being demanding: the kind of thing you wear when you want to be impeccably dressed, the epitome of tastefulness, without shouting for attention.
The embroidery on this dress gives a definite twist to dress, taking it from potentially retiring, to quite interesting. The colour scheme is subtle, but the layout is unexpected, and the intricate patterning moves the eye around the dress, drawing it upward to the wearer.
What do you think? Is it still a yawn? Or just the right mix of detail, subtlety and refinement?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10