Happy Boxing Day for those of you on the other side of the dateline! I hope you had a lovely holiday.
Last week you found the 1820s plum pudding/sugar plum dress rather like plum pudding itself: some of you loved it (because those who love plum pudding love plum pudding), and some of you thought it inoffensive but not exciting, and some of you found it rather disgusting. Still, plum pudding is a classic for a reason, and the dress rated a 7.5 out of 10.
This extremely red ca 1875 ballgown rather reminds me of a dress that Scarlette O’Hara would wear. One that Rhett would disapprove of.
This dress signals a transition from holiday-themed ‘rate the dresses’ to NZ summer themed raters. The red velvet is all Christmas, but the fabric also reminds me of the classic sign of a NZ summer: pohutakawa in full bloom.
Adding to the things this dress might remind you of, the details along the bodice and skirt evoke both Elizabethan blackwork and Polynesian applique. And the garlanded details look like leis draped around the dress.
So, among all the things this dress might evoke or reference, can you find something to like? Or do all the details just loose you?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10