Last week we took a break from Rate the Dress to take a look at suffragist fashion in New Zealand.
The last Rate the Dress was an embroidered 1880s dress which received two main reactions: love, because it looked like a film costume in all the right ways, and ‘nice, but somehow not exciting’. Still, it came in at 8.6 out of 10, so the fans were in the majority!
I posted an 1880s House of Worth dress in pale stone with red bows 7 weeks ago, and it didn’t do particularly well. So I was fascinated when I found this 1880s dress from the MFA Boston with the same general design scheme:
It’s so similar, but in cotton rather than heavy silk, with soft ruffles and scallops rather than crisp pleats, and as a day dress rather than a reception gown, the overall effect is quite different.
Is it different enough to get a significantly improved (or reduced!) rating? Would you like it more or less if I hadn’t pointed out the similarities to the other one?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10
(obviously it could have used a good steaming, as always try not to take presentation too much into account with your rating!)