This week I’ve finally gotten around to adding up last week’s score from the green tartan 1801 tunic dress – not that it was particularly hard, because the scores were so miserably low I didn’t have to do much adding. The poor model’s highland flair and coloured gloves were quite raked over the coals – you compared them to a gardening apron and dishwashing gloves. The outfit had only a few defenders, and some of those (Zach!) forgot to give it a rating, so the poor ensemble received a dismal 3.3 out of 10.
Whatever the official rating, I think you guys need to know that that outfit has one very important fan. I LOVE it, and as soon as I find the right tartan fabric, I’m going to make it. And I bet I’ll be able to prove that that design looks completely spectacular in the flesh.
This week I’m going from wacky tartan Regency to super sweet and girly mid-Victorian. Extremely pink and frilly and feminine haven’t always gone over so well in the past. Will this ballgown from the MFA Boston be an exception?
It’s quite a change in aesthetic from last week’s frock, but equally distinctive, and (I suspect) with equal possibilities for horrifying most of you. But I may be completely wrong! I certainly didn’t expect the lack of enthusiasm last week. So which is it?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10 (no, 0 isn’t a rating!)