Oh my! The bright blue paisley 1900s frock last week was fun! Some very strong reactions to the dress. Some of you loved the fabric. Some of you hated the fabric. Some of you loved the lace. Some of you hated the lace. Some of you loved the silhouette. Some of you hates the silhouette. Some of you hated it all! Even those of you who loved bits, and had a soft spot for the overall outrageousness, agreed the dress was less than the sum of its parts. The dress rated a 3.3 out of 10, which is pretty much as low as it goes.
Cyrannetta called the lace on last week’s frock ” a moldy overgrowth,” and I agree that black lace on a lighter pattern can be a tricky thing to pull off. Inspired by that, I’ve picked another item which features delicate black lace trim over a patterned fabric, and it’s a Separate!
This unknown young woman wears a blue and white striped zone-front jacket trimmed with fine black lace with an ivory skirt, a sheer buffon, and a fashionable turban inspired headdress trimmed with pink and black striped ribbon and flowers.
What do you think? Do you like the jacket with its lace trim, and the way the seamstress played with stripes, using them vertically, horizontally and and diagonally? What about the stripes in the headdress? Too matchy-matchy? A weird contrast? or the perfect coordinate? And is the skirt too simple for the rest of the outfit, or a good balance against all the details?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.