Rate the dress

Rate the Wedding Dress

UPDATE: Ratings on this dress closed on March 9th.

This week’s Rate the Dress is one that has been in my RTD file for a long time, but it’s never been the right one. This week is finally its time.

Last Week: 1780s pick ups and pleats 

For last week’s 1780s mint green concoction you either adored the colour, or hated it, and either loved the pleats, or found them fussy, and either thought the silhouette was fabulously shepherdess-y, or far too extreme and boxy, and either thought the fly fringe was a fascinating touch, or weird and hairy. Most of you who loved the things loved most of the things, if not all, and very few of you hated everything, leading to a score of…

The Total: 8.4 out of 10

A major improvement after last week, but not as good as a lot of other recent picks.

This week: 1780s pick ups and pleats 

Our Rate the Dress for the week is a 1907 wedding dress featuring a full helping of Edwardian frills, lace, and puffed sleeves.

Wedding dress, 1907, McCord Museum
Wedding dress, 1907, McCord Museum

It seems a little tiny bit old fashion for 1907, but perhaps the bride preferred more conservative silhouettes (if not fabrics and trims), or perhaps it’s been displayed with a slightly stiffer petticoat (and possibly even sleeve supports) than were intended by the dressmaker.

What do you think? Is the lavish use of lace just the thing for the one day when a woman really needed to stand 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.  Phrase criticism as your opinion, rather than a flat fact. 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


  1. Well over a 10.. it’s lovely..I love the radiance of the style very perfect I definitely wear it.if I was to get married again

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