Last week I showed you an 1860s dress in buff alpaca with red trim. I was sure the lopsided bodice trim would be noticed, and wondered how much it would affect the rating. While you all agreed it wasn’t ideal, I don’t think changing it would have hugely affected the rating: those of you who loved the dress liked it despite the wonky trim, and the rest of you found the dress boring, even with crazy tassels. So the rating came in at 6.9 out of 10, which doesn’t really reflect how any of you felt about it!
I actually thought the dress was rather awesome. It clearly had some issues (asymmetrical tassels just over the bust is not a good thing), but every time I looked at it I imagined it being worn by an 1860s superhero. It’s Crinoline Girl! She’s firing lightening bolts from the zig-zags on her arms! Whipping her Tassels of Doom (alas, I’m not very imaginative when it comes to naming weaponry) off from around her waist and using them to knock criminals unconscious, and then imprisoning them in her namesake crinoline until the proper authorities arrive!
How could I not love it?
Since last week’s dress was a Christmas-y frock for the Norther Hemisphere, this week I thought I should do a New Years frock that would be comfortable on a sultry summer’s night in the Southern Hemisphere.
The delicate lace overdress has been ornamented with appliqued trompe l’oeil bows, which echo the bows in the lace
The black lace overdress is worn over a halter underdress of gold lame.
The gold halter dress could presumably be worn on its own, giving the owner two looks for the price of one, depending on whether she felt like being demure or daring.
What do you think? Just the thing for a night of celebration? And would you stick to the lace overdress, or show a bit of skin in gold?
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