Last week’s late 18th century robe a la anglaise sparked lots of discussion on how original or altered the dress was. Was it 18th century at all? 18th century with extensive later alterations? 18th century but just really badly displayed? I suspect the last is mainly to blame. Most of you liked the general aesthetic of the dress, whether it was really accurately 18th century or not, and it came in at a 7.7 out of 10.
When I had trouble picking a dress last week Claire put in a request for something from the mid-20th century. I think this 1950s dress is rather striking. You’d certainly make a sensation wearing it, but sometimes people are sensations for all the WRONG reasons.
What do you think? Would the wearer of this dress be the last word in chic sophistication, or just a bit too gauche and showy?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10