Last week you dubbed Belleuse’s turn of the century madame with her cinched waist a mis-match. None of the garments was particularly special, and they certainly didn’t go together, earning it a dismal 4.4 out of 10.
To avoid last week’s complaint, this week is all about matchy-matchy, and I also thought it was due time to show you an extent garment again.
This ensemble of yellow striped caraco and petticoat is on display at La Petit Trianon until 9 October in Le XVIIIe au goût du jour, an exhibition celebrating the 18th century influence on modern fashion. If you can’t make it to France in the next month, you’ll just have enjoy it online, and you can start by considering whether you enjoy this late 18th century frock.
The later 18th century is generally a popular era, but this ensemble has some challenging aspects; yellow isn’t everyones favourite colour, especially when paired with pink, and the ruffles on the bodice might be just a bit overwhelming.
What do you think? Rate the dress on a scale of 1 to 10