After two weeks of dresses that were very much one colour, I was determined to choose something a little more polychromatic this week. But as they say, the best laid plans…
General reaction to the dress: “Yes, yes, that fabric! And oooh, that back pattern matching! But…umm…not so happy about front non-matchingness. And the stomacher just isn’t doing it.
But oh, that colour is so cheerful, and that fabric is so gorgeous, so…”
The Total: 9.4 out of 10
Yay for yellow!
This week: a very green 1810s dress,
I was determined to choose a Rate the Dress that didn’t feature such a single, strong, colour note. And then, when I went searching for the right thing, this dress chose itself. What could I do?
Other than the colour, the aspect of this dress that instantly struck me is the hem treatment, with a ruched edging, as well as a gathered ruffle with piped centre.
The hem treatment, with its slight variation in shades of green, adds more texture to the figured silk of the dress.
The dress is classic 1810s – so much so that it’s almost a shoe-in for the Laughing Moon 1810s evening dress pattern
I suspect this dress is shown on a mannequin that is slightly too short, and that it would actually have been worn a few inches off the floor, to facilitate dancing, and to keep the hem treatment from trailing on the ground.
And it’s definitely a little crushed and flatted, especially in the sleeves and trim department – but that’s one of those things I always ask you to overlook when rating.
So, will green beat out purple and equal (or maybe even beat?) yellow? Let’s find out!
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! And 0 is not on a scale of 1 to 10. Thanks in advance!)