There were a whole range of ratings on last week’s quite embellished stripey ca. 1880s frock, from “Want it now!” to “Ewwww….armpit ruffles.” I’m very much in the LOVE.MUST.RECREATE.NOW camp, but I think if I did recreate it, I’d end up tweaking a lot of things just a tiny bit, so I can understand the final rating of 7.3 out of 10.
I don’t know what the logic of this week’s dress is in relation to last week’s frock, except that I woke up today and thought “I’ll post that dress”.
So here it is:
Early 1860s. Coral-y orange-y pink. Paisley, ruffles, a swiss waist bodice, but all quite restrained.
It has some slight display issues in the back, with an odd skirt fastening, and a poor replacement lace, but I’m sure you can overlook that and focus on the dress as it was meant to be worn.
What do you think? It’s a dress that could be either too simple, or too frilly, depending on how you look at it. The colour is a tricky one. The swiss bodice is a bit unusual. In fact, in a strange way, it could garner all the same criticisms that were leveled against last week’s dress.
How will it fare in comparison?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.