I can divide last week’s raters of Charles James’s feathered frock into three groups: those who liked the cut, but thought the print was a bit off, those who loved everything about the frock, and those who hated everything. Â I guess that leaves me as the lone voice in the “what fabulous fabric, but what a weird cut” group. Â With all these conflicting viewpoints, the dress scored a perfect 8 out of 10
I have to admit that I was feeling a little uninspired about this weeks Rate the Dress. Â I have all sorts of fantastic things I want to show you, but none of them seemed right for the flow of garments I have been presenting.
Yes. Â I think about these sort of things.
So, when in doubt, I do what I always do, and reverted to mid-Victorian as done by Charles Frederick Worth.
Only this time, I managed to find a Worth frock that really looks like he collaborated with Charles James to design it. Â It’s so fashion forward. Â Or peculiar. Â I find they are often the same thing.
The dress is distinctive, from its striking peacock blue silk taffeta, to its striking ballooned overskirt, to the striking ruching and ruffles of its hem.
What do you say? Â Is striking and fashion forward a good thing? Â Or is the dress just painfully peculiar? Â Rate the dress on a scale of 1 to 10
UPDATE: Â Check out the new, improved version courtesy of Paul: