Some week’s Rate the Dresses spark interesting conversations, and learning, and links to interesting articles. And some week’s rate the dress reactions are really quite boring, and nothing at all of note gets said. And then there are weeks when all my RTD fantasties come true, and there is poetry, and the dress gets compared to Miss Havisham, corpse brides, Cthulu, samplers….
Let’s just say that if you haven’t actually bothered to read the comments for last week’s rate the dress, you’re missing out!
The dress itself was rated 10/10 by 1/8th of the raters, and 2/10 by 1/6th of the raters (with only one person giving it a straight 1), with the rest of the votes almost as polarised on either end of the spectrum, giving it an overall rating of 5.7 out of 10. Even lower than the yellow dress!
This week’s outfit tones things down a lot: going from garden party froth, to sailor-inspired street simplicity, and from nipped waist, to straight silhouette, despite the mere five years in age difference in the garments.
This walking suit in striped silk, with plum silk collar and cuffs and button trim gives a nod to nautical fashion with its collar, while staying far enough away from standard sailor styling in colours and the rest of its trim to make it city appropriate, rather than strictly seaside.
The sophisticated, restrained colour scheme also shows the move from Edwardian pastels, to the natural tones and exotic orientalism that would characterise teens fashions.
What do you think of this very restrained, mature take on a usually youthful style. Do you find it elegant? Sophisticated? The perfect way to acknowledge the newest styles without being prisoner too them? Or is it too boring, too unwilling to commit?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10