We’re taking a little break from the Otari Hoodie Sew Along for the regularly scheduled Rate the Dress post. Have you’re say on this week’s historical dress, and then we’re all go on Hoodie sewing again!
Last week: Roses & Fringe in the 1910s
Some of you loved the dress, but not unreservedly: it only got one 10. And while many of you could overlook the butt-heart, by and large you did not like the fringe.
Despite my hate of fringe, I actually loved last week’s dress. It reminds me of the Miss Universe dresses that represent each country. It’s like there was a Miss Universe pageant in 1910, and Hawai’i participated with the most tasteful of the themed dresses. Orchids, flower leis, and a nod to a grass skirt.
The Total: 7.6 out of 10
There have definitely been better received 1910s evening dresses!
I usually like to mix up my eras in Rate the Dress, but today I’m breaking with tradition and showing a dress from the same years as last week’s frock.
This formal day dress in deep grape purple, with accents in vermillion, is possibly by Liberty of London.
It certainly has a hint of aesthetic influence in the colour combination, and ornamentation in the bodice, but is still within the range of conventional dress.
Like many 1910s dresses, this one is made by its details: three layers of sleeves, tiny lines of beading along the bodice trim, and french knots marking the hem of the outer sleeves.
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. 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!)