Ouch! Rate the Dress has been striking out a bit lately. Quite a lot of very bad reviews for Paquin’s extremely pink confection brought its score down to a rather terrible 6.6 out of 10, but, on the other hand, it did get four more perfect tens than the purple dress from the week before, despite a lower average rating, and I would say that inspiring strong emotions is better than indifference!
(I personally thought it was not at all to my taste, despite my love of chine a la branche, and yet fabulous just the same. In a room full of over the top gowns with enormous, over-done sleeves, it would still stand out).
I’m sticking with the big-skirt silhouette for this week’s Rate the Dress (OK, not that it’s hard to stick to big skirts in a historical context!) with an early 18th century ensemble with matching jacket, stomacher and petticoat in lush green velvet with elaborate metalwork embroidery.
This ensemble speaks of luxury and status, but there is also something quite restrained about it – perhaps the large expanse of untrimmed skirt?
What do you think?
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