As I’m away on holiday, I haven’t been able to tally up the scores for the 1940s embroidered dress, but I can tell you they are likely to be pretty high: you LOVED it!
UPDATE: You certainly did! 30 out of 34 scores were 10/10, and the dress came in at an astonishing 9.9 out of 10 – I don’t think we will ever get that close to a perfect score again!
Last week’s dress was likely a younger woman’s frock, so in contrast, here is something rich and holiday-y that I simply cannot imagine being worn by a younger woman.
The amount of work that has gone into the dress is gobsmacking: the twisted silk scrolls, highlighted with tiny chenille work. The weighted buttons to hold the hem. The pleated collar and little pleated back vents on the cuffs. The intricacy and details are astonishing. It would take a lot of panache to pull it off without the ensemble overwhelming the wearer.
What do you think? Was the work worth it? Who do you imagine wore this ensemble?
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