There was no Rate the Dress last week due to frantic-business, so we have to go back two weeks, to the end-of-the-crinoline-era, what-is-this-thing gown? There were a number of suggestions, but after a bit more research I think it is basically an early tea gown, which makes it (as Daniel and a couple others suggested) essentially a morning dress – something for informal, mainly indoor wear. Things you liked about it included the impressive applique, and the lush fabric. Things you didn’t like were the tassles (universally), shoulder bows (mostly), and the colour (mostly). As a group you were divided on the loose fit and the peplum. All that division really divided the score as well – down to a 6.9 out of 10
For this week’s Rate the Dress I present the serene simplicity (in a Renaissance sense of simplicity) of Titian’s Lady in White, with her fortune in pearls and flag fan.
What do you think? Does the monochrome frock make an impact with just a few (in a Renaissance sense of few) jewels to ornament it, or is it too boring?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10