Last week I presented the pseudo Roman ‘Julius Ceasar’ costume worn by Fritz Lieber in the 1917 version of Cleopatra. Despite the respectable official rating of 6.8 out of 10, I think the real rating should be much, much lower, because most of you were so bored by the outfit that you couldn’t even be bothered to comment on it. As Daniel said “Eh’.
I’ll try to be more interesting!
This week I present a dress that I’ve been interested in for months and months, but haven’t found the right time to show you.
This dress is the antithesis of anything even slightly manly that might have been going on last week. When it comes to girly, this dress from the MFA Boston has it all: tiers of stiff, ribbon edged ruffles down the front of the skirt, a pleated flounce at the bottom, a wrapped lace and ribbon trimmed bertha with bows catching up the ruffled sleeves, a pleated sash, and three tiers of graduated poofs descending down the back of the skirt, culminating in a final ruffled flounce, all with more bows and lace. The only thing it doesn’t have is pink: the colour scheme is quite unusual and restrained, with slightly off white tulle, floral patterned off-white brocaded taffeta, blonde lace, and burnt orange and black trim.
Too much girly fluff and froo froo? Or does the unusual trim colour save it? And is there enough interest? Or is it too much too process? And will the colour scheme be too close to the ill fated Worth Jr dress, thus dooming this one?
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