Last week’s green and black 1920s frock proved very divisive. People either loved it, or hated it. To be perfectly honest, all the love took me completely by surprise. I was convinced that everyone would think it frumpy and dowdy, but all you ‘want it now!-ers’ balanced the ‘old lady being eaten by her dress-ers’ and it rated a 6.3 out of 10.
Inspired by Madame Ornata’s finished pet en l’aire, this week let’s look at 1750’s fashion. I present the very slim Eleanor Frances Dixie in a brocaded robe a la francaise, in the act of putting her gloves on.
Madame O accessorised her pet en l’aire with a rosy petticoat and stomacher, and a very hat-y hat. Miss Dixie accessorieses her robe with lace cuffs, a very sheer fichu, a lawn cap, and blue silk bow at her centre front, and a blue silk trimmed bergere. And, of course, the gloves.
What do you think of it all? You’ve seen Miss Dixie put her gloves on, but as you rate her dress, please do feel free to leave yours off.
Rate the dress on a scale of 1 to 10