Last week I presented an 1840s dress in decadent amethyst purple silk, and you LOVED it (except for a few, which is almost always the case) and it raced in at a stellar 9.3 out of 10.
This week’s frock features more jewel-toned silk, but this time it is embellished with contrasting embroidery and smocking in white, rather than being one colour.
The silhouette is typical ’20s: loose, relaxed, focused on a slim, boyish line, The smocking and embroidery however, harken back to traditional female handcrafts, and the pleated skirt and hanging sleeves would sway with every movement. This, combined with the way the silk would fall against the figure, keeping the dress on the distinctly female side.
What do you think? Does the traditional peasant embroidery fit the modern ’20s silhouette? Do the embellishments, pleating, and quirky sleeves enliven the dress, or just make it odd?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.