Despite a few readers loving last week’s avant garde green and gold Lanvin jumpsuit, most of you didn’t. It rated a rather dismal 4.9 out of 10, with opinions ranging from Stella’s “Who knew!?!? Harem pants can look cool” to comparisons to a trashbag. Ouch.
This week’s rate the dress is brought to you courtesy of the exceptional weather we have been having in Wellington. It’s been snowing. Now, this wouldn’t be exciting if I lived in the South Island, but snow in Wellington happens once or twice a century. And my suburb? Never! We live at sea level! But we have been having hours long snow-storms, and the whole neighborhood has been outside with cameras. It’s such big news it made the New York Times. If that wasn’t a hyperlink it would be in bold, italics and underline, all at the same time. The only one who doesn’t love the weather is Felicity. Poor kitty is freaked out. She doesn’t understand this white cold stuff that falls from the sky.
Obviously, I need to present a proper snuggly, furry, winter appropriate frock for your consideration.
How about the afternoon dress from the Met in plush black silk velvet and soft brown fur, with matching fur trimmed hat?
Madame Virot has tried to give the warm winter fabrics and dark colours a softer, lighter, more feminine touch by twisting the usual cold-weather cliches. She has blended the patterned velvet into the delicately spotted chiffon at the hem, and adding girlie touches like a bow-effect hat.
What do you think? Is this an unusual, but effective way to give a lighthearted and whimsical twist to winter fashion? Or is the dress to frothy for winter wear, and too drab for spring?
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Want to see more winter wear? Check out last year’s post on snuggly frocks.