Oh, poor bow dress from last week! It did even WORSE than the Worth gown, coming in at a 5.8 out of 10 (compared to 6.4 for the Worth). Reactions were hugely along the lines of ‘blah’, with a reasonable sprinkling of total dislike, and just a few actual fans.
Confession time: I’m actually one of the fans. I thought the way the scallops framed the front bodice was very smart, creating an interesting interplay between the effect of a very tailored bodice, with an almost waistcoast look, and the very summery fabric, and perky, silky, bunchy bustle. I’d even recreate it if I could find suitable fabric. But…I would leave off the four lower bodice bows, and just keep the ones on the wrist and bustle. And do them in copenhagen blue, rather than red, and maybe white-on-white rather than ecru and white. So definitely not a perfect 10 from me either, but anything that could be considered for a heavily-inspired recreation is easily an 8 in my books!.
Todays turquoise blue and bright gold dress jumped out at me as a Rate the Dress choice for this week, as a vivid counterpoint to the more muted tones of the last few RTD choices. It was only once I began to write about it that I realised that the other (super obvious) thematic link between it and last week’s dress is a big ole’ bow stuck to the front of it.
Oops! Will this one be more popular than last weeks?
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10
*I’ve also seen this dress described as voided velvet, but KSUM described it as gold lace, so I’ll stick to that until I can find the actual museum record.