Last week Elizabeth of Bohemia in her flowered frock elicited lots of comments on early 17th century silhouettes, farthingales, ruffs, and the advisability of dressing children as adults, but overall the sumptuous fabric won out, and she got the best rating yet for a first-quarter-of-the-17th century gown, coming in at 8.2 out of 10.
As it’s St Patrick’s day week I thought it would be fun to have a St Patrick’s themed Rate the Dress.
What could be more Irish (only, well, it’s French) than this medieval influenced gown from 1897 from Les Arts Decortifs?
It’s got clovers! It’s green! Is it adorably timely or just a bit too costume-y? Will this dress get lucky and hit the pot of gold (OK, I really need to stop now) or prove to be no more than Leprechaun’s treasure – where the gleam wears off when you try to grasp it (OK, I really, really need to stop now).
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10