It’s been 11 months since I’ve done a Rate the Dress post. It’s just been an incredibly rubbish couple of years for me, and I haven’t had the mental focus needed to produce two well thought-out blog posts every week, which is what’s required for a consistent Rate the Dress + this not being an only Rate the Dress blog .
I’d really like to get back in to it, and I’m trying. I’m hoping that if I fake being OK, eventually my brain will remember how to actually be OK again.
So, what I’ve done is written not one, but FIVE rate the dress posts. Then all I need to do is tally up the points each week, and hopefully I’ll feel well enough at least one week to write another one, and get back on track! So, enjoy a RTD for the next five weeks, at least…
weeks (year’s) rating: a 1780s formal gown in embroidered silk
Remember that dress? It was inspired by the Angelica pattern launch, and featured elaborate embroidery and ruffled trim on a very restrained, formal silhouette. And most of you loooooooooved it. In fact, you loved it so much it came in at…
The Total: 9.8 out of 10
Which is basically perfect in Rate the Dress terms!
This was the dress that inspired me to get back in to Rate the Dress posts, because I think it has so many interesting elements to consider:
The three-dimensional bow applique! The mix of palest peach, darker peach, and touches of pink and blue.
The gathered panels of chiffon in darker peach, and the rhinestone trim.
It’s definitely very youthful. A young woman’s party dress that mixes Edwardian sweetness and attention to detail with playful 20s sensibilities.
What do you think? Is this the perfect flapper dress, in the truest sense of a flapper: a young girl testing out the world?
What do you think?
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.