Last week Anna Karolina’s pretty princess dress got lots of love. Someone even described it as “possibly the most perfect dress ever”. Wowzers! Still, there are always a few who are a little less impressed, so that brought it from a perfect 10/10 to a still bloomin’ impressive 9.6 out of 10, the best we’ve seen in a long while.
I’m thinking 1930s this week. Partly it’s because I’ve been showing you my 1930s patterns, partly it’s because my Goldilocks blouse feels 1930s even though the pattern was published in the 40s (do I think it was an earlier pattern that they re-published in the 40s with earlier illustrations? Yes I do!), and partly it’s because I just bought the most delicious fabric for a future 1930s garment.
So, a ’30s Rate the Dress.
This is Myrna Loy in the pre-code 1933 ‘When Ladies Meet’, about a very ‘modern’ writer who isn’t fussed that her crush has a wife – until she meets the wife.
Myrna’s trademark outfit for the film was this white number with spotted trim. What do you think? Modern and liberated, just like her character? And just feminine enough to make a good effort at snaring a man who should be devoted to another woman? Or are all those ruffles and spots just a bit silly?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.