The ratings for last week’s 19teens party dress started out so well, and then the ratings plummeted. Â The dress naysayers didn’t like the colour and the garland, and felt the dress was too youthful, and even those who liked the dress complained that it was too flat and hard to visualise on a person and had niggling doubts about the shape of the garland on the bodice. Â Thanks to the first flush of approving comments, the dress came in at a 6.9 out of 10.
OK! Â Point taken! Â This week’s garment is fully three dimensional. Â But….
…it still has a garland. Â I thought I’d challenge your lei prejudice with another placement and treatment of the idea.
This dinner dress by Mon. Vignon from the Metropolitan Museum of Art combines restraint to the point of severity with a touch of delicate naturalism in the form of the embroidered garland that drapes down the bodice and wraps around the skirt.
What do you think? Â Are garlands just a no go? Â Is the contrast between the rest of the dress and the flowers too stark?
What about the colours? Â They are a far cry from the girlish pink that some found objectionable last week. Â But has this dress swung too far the other way, and become boring and dark and restrained?
So, what do you think?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.