High marks for the Va-va-voom stripey ’50s number last week! That is, unless you didn’t like chartreuse, or had misgivings about the bag-pouf on the hip. Those little niggles dragged the dress down to a still impressive 8.2 out of 10 (though the jury is still out on who would look good in it: Grace Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Marilyn Monroe or Christina Hendricks? My money’s on Cyd. Grace is too prim, Marilyn too cliche and Christina too curvy – it would just be too OTT, not to mention obscene, on her figure!)
Last week I missed out on posting a Halloween Rate the Dress – no real reason, I simply forgot.
To make up for it, I thought I’d post a Guy Fawke’s Rate the Dress this week. The problem with that is that I’ve already posted James I, his wife Anne of Denmark not once but twice, his son and heir Charles I as a teenager, and his daughter Elizabeth of Bohemia (who the Gunpowder plot had aimed to replace James with) as a child. Without good images of Guy Fawkes himself, who is left to post?
How about something else Guy Fawkes-y? Like a fireworks dress! Last night I drove home from sewing class and got to watch reflection of the fireworks exploding over Wellington in the buildings around me as I drove. It was stunning.
Will you think this dress is stunning too?
What do you think? Is this the perfect celebration dress, mixing little-black-dress elegance with a bit of sparkle, or is it a little too literal?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10