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Rate the Dress: Blue and Green in 1913

Last week’s striped 1680s frock did very well indeed, with most of you loving it.  It rated an impressive round 9 out of 10, missing out on a perfect score because of her awkward headscarf (hey a girl’s got to keep her hair tidy in the wind!) and the fringing.  I’m clearly not the only one who doesn’t like fringe.

I have no idea what last weeks frock has to do with this weeks frock.  I could get really convoluted and say something about from stripes to dots, or your liking the classic ‘go together’ red, white, and blue, but what do you think of the classic no-no of blue and green etc, etc.  In reality though, I wanted to post the 17th century dress, and now I want to post this one.  That is it.

But now that I’ve mentioned it, this week’s dress is indeed in blue and green.  Clearly Jeanne Hallee and the wearer didn’t think that the colours needed ‘something in between’, or the wearer wasn’t afraid to be a fool, or felt that her blue flower nullified the clause about only fools and flowers wearing blue and green.*

Evening gown, Jeanne Hallee, 1913-1914, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Whatever the case, this dress is most definitely petrol blue and grass green, and proudly so!  How do you feel about it?  Bad colours?  Good colours but bad design?  Meh?

Rate the dress on a scale of 1 to 10

* And yes, I’m aware the phrase probably dates to the 30s and 40s, but I can’t find out anything more about it, so if you know any reliable sources, please tell!