There were LOTS of opinions on last week’s gingham ballgown, most of them not complementary I’m afraid. Some of you saw the humour and wit in dress, or appreciated the construction, some of you unabashedly loved everything about it, but it couldn’t bring the overall rating to more than a 3.6 out of 10.
There is no clever reason why I picked this week’s Rate the Dress, other than that it is fascinating, and I mistakenly published it briefly last week (sorry about that!).
Sargent painted Mrs Wilton Phipps in 1884 with a striking black and white striped waist cincher worn with a coordinating black and white striped bustle and black and white accessories.
What do you think? I can see all sorts of reasons to love this ensemble, but equally as many reasons to critique it. It’s got black and white…but so many bows…and does that pastel dress really go…and is the pearl necklace combined with a velvet ribband really working…but OMG black and white striped corset!!!! Which will win out?
Rate the Dress (as in everything she is dressed in, and the whole effect it creates) on a scale of 1 to 10.