Last week I showed you a dress that transitioned between the 1830s and 40s. Based on your historical preferences, some of you wanted it to be more 1830s, or more 1840s, but most of you said “Oooooh!” and gave it a 10. Which is why it managed a 9.2 out of 10, despite few ‘Meh’s.
Looks like we’re on a winning streak! Can we keep it up?
Much to my surprise, last weeks dress actually received some criticism for NOT having enough trim. Some of you wanted trim on the skirt too.
So this week, I’ve gone all out on trim:
This afternoon dress, in lilac pink and puce silk taffeta, is trimless only in the sense that there are no added fabrics. When it comes to self fabric trim, Madame Grazini went all out. The bodice features fishbone pleating up the centre front, framed by a faux jacket in the puce, with self fabric buttons. The real tour de force is the skirt though: ruching, fishbone pleating, tiny pressed pleats, rosette ruffles, bows, shirring, and bustling.
It’s an excellent example of the way the slimmer natural form silhouette made up for its restraint in shape with an excess of ornamentation.
What do you think of it?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10