I took a week off Rate the Dress to rest after the excitement of launching the Amalia Jacket, and the rush of the holidays. But I’m back now, and to celebrate I’ve picked a seasonally appropriate sparkly dress in festive red.
Last Week: an 1830s morning dress of printed cotton
The morning dress was quite popular, despite the lack of pattern matching on the bodice. To be sure, not everyone was a fan of the print, or the sleeves.
So, with a few points off here and there, but an overall positive reception, the dress came in at…
The Total: 7.7 out of 10
There was an unusually high percentage of comments from people on this dress who loved it, but failed to rate it! Had they left a rating, it might have been higher.
This week: a 1910s evening
After weeks of pale, non-colour dresses I felt we were quite overdue for something bright coloured. This 1910s evening dress in rich pink-red with elaborate sparkly beading, seemed the perfect festive choice. It even has star motifs on the bodice and sleeves!
The dress is unassuming in cut, with a relatively high neckline, loose elbow length sleeves that are either cut on or set in using the most simple method, and a column skirt that flares out into the slightest trumpet and train effect at the hem. The whole thing relies on the bold colour and beaded details for visual impact.
Peeks of the cerise silk bounce the eye from hem to waist to neck to sleeves, but the overlay of beading keeps the colour from being overwhelming. The central star and waves of beading on the bodice highlight the fashionably low bust, and fashionably high waist, of 1910.
What do you think? Is this the perfect holiday party attire for 110 years ago?
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.