Well dear readers, you have spoken on the 1860s cotton wedding dress, and the verdict is in: you LOVE it! Â Well, most of you. Â The ruffles were a bit much for some, and that era does come with its own cultural baggage, so the rating came in at a still very approving 8.7 out of 10. Â
It would have been even higher but for the half dozen of you who were so overcome by love that you forgot to include a rating in your “LOVE, ZOMG, WANT, DROOL etc.” posts! Â If you don’t give a rating I can’t really count it!
Will this week’s Rate the Dress also meet your approval and continue the winning streak?
I present influential Swedish poet and feminist, Hedvig CharlottaÂ Nordenflycht, caught in the act of writing a poem by Swedish artist Ulrika Pasch.
Hedvig is very modishly attired in a pink robe with striped ribbon trimmings (do they remind you of peppermint candies? Â Or licorice allsorts? Â This outfit always makes me crave lollies!), lace cuffs, and a lace capelet.
Is the combination of pink and stripes and lots of bows too cutesy? Â Or the perfect blend of 18th century pastels and Hedvig’s own darker personality?
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