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Talk about drama! Turns out a lot of you like it – the extremely dramatic pink and black dress had a lot of enthusiastic responses, and a few slightly horrified and repelled erks from those with more delicate taste in clothes. Definitely not a dress for the faint-hearted! Thanks to the non-lovers of huge hot pink & black chevrons (and those who noticed that the cuffs were a bit off, and the dress fell apart stylistically below the knee), it came in at 7.3 out of 10.
Sometimes a ‘Rate the Dress’ chooses itself, and sometimes I have the hardest time picking a garment that is interesting and doesn’t repeat the theme/colour/timeperiod/aesthetic of something I showed you recently too closely.
This week was dreadful. I looked at hundreds of images, and saw many that would be perfect Rate the Dresses, but weren’t right for this week. I finally settled on this:
This gown fascinates me. I think how you see it depends hugely on how much of it is original (I’m sure the yellow rose isn’t, and I strongly suspect the white ruffle is a modern recreation). Even so, it’s so crisp and blue and shiny and frilly, when most 1780s fashion looks muted and restrained, even when it is covered in ruffles.
Do you like the soft, shiny, ruffly effect? The very girly floral and pastels (such a contrast to the bright colours and crisp lines of last week)? The bows and frills?
Rate the Dress on a scale of 1 to 10