Last week the initial reactions to Princess Wilhelmina’s green and pink brunswick were so positive that I thought for a while that we might set a new rating record for an 18th century dress. And then the naysayers arrived and compared it to duvets and watermelons. Personally, I think looking like a watermelon can only improve anything, but the variety of tastes is what make the design world such a wonderful thing! So, with a few less-than-enthusiasts about green and pink and watermelons and hoods and growing things, Wilhemina only came in at 8.6 out of 10, which is still very good!
Since I’m on a ’20s kick, this week’s Rate the Dress is a green ’20s number. You may even recognise it from my ‘Green’ inspiration post.
I think this dress is interesting because ’20s frocks are usually geometric, or lacy, not both together. This frock combines the two, and uses the striking latticework applique to emphasise the lack of body shaping fashionable in the mid-20s.
What do you think? Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.