Oh my, oh my…last week’s daisy decorated dress…! Well. I don’t think we’ll ever have another dress that will be compared to 1) a hornet’s nest, 2) a skin disease, 3) flaccid jellyfish parts, 4) potato chips, 5) zits waiting to be popped, 6) 1930s costume design for 1820 (for an original 1820 dress), 7) 1820s does 1860s, 8) B movie mad-scientist created things, 9) Daleks.
Oh, but lots of you still love it and gave it a 10!
I guess it depends on whether you have trypophobia or not (the amazing things we all learn with RTD!)
So the overall verdict for the potentially creep-inducing dress? 6.9 out of 10 (which is what happens when you have a dress that a lot of people love, and a lot of people hate).
(I, by the way, totally loved it, and if I didn’t have to sleep I would recreate it! Even at the risk of creeping everyone out).
This week I’m going to avoid any potential trim & embellishment issues by showing a dress that basically has no trim.
When you see ‘Day dress in striped cotton’, you assume the garment will be quite informal, but this outfit uses unusual fabrics and colours, and a combination of almost severe cuts and fashionable excess to take a cotton frock well away from ‘knock around the house’ territory.
This day dress is made from a heavy black cotton with raised lines of red and yellow stripes, which create a changeable, almost shot effect to the fabric.
The dressmaker has made full use of the stripes, arranging them in chevrons down the front and back of the bodice, and running them through the huge leg’o’mutton sleeves (Anne would love them!) so that they form another chevron on the inside of the arm.
To make the cotton fabric even more formal, it’s been paired with a black velvet at neck, cuffs, and waist. Sadly, the original velvet from the waist and neck has been replaced with blue velvet at some point, and in the process the original back pleats of the waist have been re-done, and not to the dresses benefit.
What do you think? Does the dress do a good job of combining simplicity and extravagance, in fabric, colours, and cut?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10