I’m so excited about launching the Scroop Patterns Otari Hoodie (which you have about 19 hours left to get 20% off on, along with all the other Scroop Patterns, with the code TWOYEARS at checkout), that of course I had to pick a historical hoodie for this week’s Rate the Dress!
Last week: A mid-1910s iridescent silk taffeta ensemble
Last week’s Rate the Dress pick was…contentious. You definitely couldn’t fault it for not being interesting, but some of you faulted it for pretty much everything else. The two biggest complaints were about the (even more clashing) sash and buttons, and the abrupt join of the two fabrics around the hips.
There were also people who adored the outfit for its personality, and for being such a fabulous example of mid-1910s quirkiness.
The Total: 6.6 out of 10
Well, it’s a slight improvement on the week before it I guess? Unfortunately a lot of the people who adored the outfit only commented on facebook, and I don’t include the FB comments because they get lost to time (and are a pain to count), so not a success for this one this time.
This week: A lavender pink mid-18th century Brunswick
This charming young lady was painted by Roslin sometime around 1760, along with her equally charming pet.
She is clad top to toe in a brunswick ensemble in lavender pink, faced with white satin.
A brunswick was a hooded jacket fashionable in the mid 19th century. Brunswicks were usually worn with matching waistcoats, and the hood could be attached to the jacket, or the waistcoat. Roslin’s lady seems to have a hood which attaches to the waistcoat.
The young lady’s extremely coordinating ensemble is accessorised with a double pearl choker, and a fashionable mid-century hairstyle, with heavily powdered hair twisted back from the brow, topped with a scattering of flowers, and crowned with a small cap.
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10
A reminder about rating – feel free to be critical if you don’t like a thing, but make sure that your comments don’t stray into the kind of meanness that is actually insulting to those who do like a garment. Our different tastes are what make Rate the Dress so interesting, but it’s no fun a comment implies that anyone who doesn’t agree with it, or who would wear a garment, is crazy.
(as usual, nothing more complicated than a .5. I also hugely appreciate it if you only do one rating, and set it on a line at the very end of your comment, so I can find it! Thanks in advance!)