Last week’s Rate the Dress post was Halloween themed, with Eva Marie Veigel in a subtly Oriental outfit, with mask. The outfit was a little too subtle (aka, boring) for some, but most of you loved it, bringing it in at a very nice 8.5 out of 10 (with the additional bonus for me that the maths were all so simple I could do the adding up and division in my head)
This week, we’re looking at a frothy white gown with fascinating floral embroidery. FIDM describes this as a day dress, but with its short sleeves and low neckline, I would say it’s almost certainly an evening dress (and, in other places they date it to the 1830s. I would say it is very late 1820s, possibly early 1830s).
I think it spoke to me as a Rate the Dress pick, because I’ve spent my week making New Zealand appropriate Christmas-in-summertime bunting, in spring greens and red pink florals – with no traditional Christmas motifs at all. Though it definitely wasn’t used for that (the Antipodes being a little short on balls in the 1820s), this dress would be perfect for a Christmas Ball in the summer.
What do you think? Would she have been the belle of the ball (regardless of season or occasion) in this dress?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10.
And there is still time to pop over to FIDM and make a donation to help them purchase the Helen Larson collection. Do it soon though, because if it doesn’t happen NOW, the collection will be split up and sold at auction.