This week’s Rate the Dress is brought to you by great gibbering gibbons beneath the gibbous green moon. Say that three times fast!
Last week: A House of Worth Reception gown of ca. 1890
1/2 of you Raters loved last weeks dress (maybe with a few tiny niggles). 1/4 of you thought it had a lot of good elements – but also some that just weren’t working. And the last 1/4 of you thought it had so many terrible elements that it was a totally washout – just like the colours.
The Total: 8 out of 10
Still eminently respectable. (personally, I loved the idea of it, and I hated almost everything about the execution except the purple and the bustling – which is so good I can almost forgive everything else when I’m looking at the bustle. I keep trying to ‘fix’ all the rest in my mind, and can’t, and that’s driving me crazy).
This week: A 1920s artistic ensemble
I’ve had a rather full week. When I went to choose a Rate the Dress ensemble I was practically gibbering with exhaustion.
My thought process literally went like this: “Gibbering…sounds like gibbons. Something monkey fur? Too creepy… Gibbous though…something moon coloured? Too boring… But it is made of green cheese…”
So you have a green dress (and coat).
This 1920s ensemble combines the simplified, sleeker lines of 1920s fashion with the more artistic sensibilities of the Aesthetic & Arts & Crafts: design movements that were still influencing less mainstream fashion.
With pleated and smocking details, and Medieval inspired embroidery, this outfit shows continued impact of stores like Liberty of London, and designers like Fortuny.
What do you think? Does it successfully balance high fashion and personal taste to create a distinctive and appealing outfit? Or is it Eww & Nil for 10?*
Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10
A reminder about rating — feel free to be critical if you don’t like a thing, but make sure that your comments aren’t actually insulting to those who do like a garment. Our different tastes are what make Rate the Dress so interesting. However it’s no fun when a comment implies that anyone who doesn’t agree with it, or who would wear a garment, is totally lacking in taste.
(as usual, nothing more complicated than a .5. I also hugely appreciate it if you only do one rating, and set it on a line at the very end of your comment, so I can find it! Thanks in advance!)
*OK, so you can’t actually give a nil rating, because 0 isn’t on a scale of 1 to 10!