Last week I showed you an 18th century inspired 1880s dress, and you liked it, except for the shirring and sleeve trims, but thought it a trifle insipid, so it rated a rather meh 6.9 out of 10.
This week, let’s brighten things up a bit with a 1930s fashion plate, featuring a skirt and trim in deep orange.
This outfit is described as:
Jaquette mi-ajustee en flanelle rayee perpendiculairement, garnie de soie ecossaise. Jupe en lainage chine blanc sur fond orange. Boutons orange. Chemisier en flamisol blanc.
Or in English, roughly (since my ability to speak/read French is confined to knowing all the textile words!)
Girl’s street ensemble: A semi-fitted jacket in vertically striped flannel, trimmed with plaid silk. Skirt of orange wool, flecked with white. Orange buttons. Blouse of white flamisol (a midweight plain weave silk popular in the ’30s, with a twisted crepe weft, and a rough silk warp, giving it an aesthetic that modern fashion writers would describe as ‘luxe casual’).
What do you think? Elegant and suitably youthful, with the double whammy of ’30s & French chic? Or is it too matchy-matchy, with every accessory in orange or white? Do you prefer the orange hat, or the white one?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.