Rate the Dress – from best to worst

Every ‘Rate the Dress’ ever, in order from Best to Worst.

10 out of 10:

1823 Amelie Auguste by Joseph Carl Steiler

9 out of 10:

1680s fashion plate (9 out of 10)

ca 1725 Infanta Mariana Victoria in blue (9.5 out of 10)

1728 Anna Karonlina in blue (9.6 out of 10)

1730s mantua in Spitalfields silk (9.1 out of 10)

1737 Maria Amalia of Saxony in Polish Costume

1750s Robe a l’Anglaise

1830s child’s evening dress (9.2 out of 10)

1840 dinner dress (9.2 out of 10)

Late 1860s winter fantasy in red & blue (9.2 out of 10)

Early 1870s purple, orange and green (9.3 out of 10)

1878-79 dinner dress by Vignon (9 out of 10)

1879 Jeanne Samary by Bastien-Lepage (9.2 out of 10)

1885 Ice Goddess evening gown (9.3 out of 10)

Late 1880s Victorian does Rococo fantasy (9.5 out of 10)

1907 Princess Andrew of Greece by Philip de Lazlo (9.75 out of 10)

1910 Queen Maude of Norway in Worth

1930’s Mae West evening gown

1938-9 Chanel fireworks gown (9.3 out of 10)

1952 Caroline Schnurer’s ‘Rice Bowl’ dress (9 out of 10)

1958 evening gown & coat (9.3 out of 10)

8 out of 10:

ca 1480 Isabella I of Castille (8.3 out of 10)

1528-32 Lady in Green by Bronzino (8.4 out of 10)

ca 1555 Portrait of a Lady by Titian

1606 Elizabeth Stuart, later Queen of Bohemia, by Robert Peale the Elder (8.2 out of 10)

1620 Portrait of a Lady in Red by Gheeraerts II (8.4 out of 10)

ca 1680 Eleonore of Palatinate -Neuberg (8.75 out of 10)

ca 1700 silver and blue mantua

ca. 1750 Hedvig Charlotta in pink and stripes (8 out of 10)

ca. 1765 Marie Christine at her spinning (8.1 out of 10)

1796 Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna

ca. 1810 Regency lady (8.6 out 0f 10)

ca. 1810 embroidered mull ballgown (8.5 out of 10)

ca. 1818 black and gold ballgown (8.1 out of 10)

1820’s Maria Josepha of Saxony (8.9 out of 10)

c. 1831 Queen Adelaide in velvet & lace (8.4 out of 10)

1830s white evening gown (8.2 out of 10)

ca 1840 Louis, Duke of Nemours by Winterhalter

1842 does 18th century with 1740s fabric (8.9 out of 10)

1855 paisley wool wrapper (8 out of 10)

1857 Maria Alexandranova by Winterhalter and Makarov (8.5 out of 10)

1864 cotton wedding dress (8.7 out of 10)

1865 child’s party frock in red and white (8.6 out of 10)

1865-70 Girls striped party frock in pink (8.4 out of 10)

1870s Tissot’s Lady in a Boat

1872-4 Mourning dress (8.5 out of 10)

1875 Red velvet Elise reception dress (8.3 out of 10)

1875 green on blue Worth gown (8.5 out of 10)

1880’s Victorian Batgirl fancy dress (8.3 out of 10)

1885 pastel and bows afternoon dress

1887 Young Lady by Cabanel (8.8 out of 10)

ca. 1887 Liberty of London tea gown (8.7 out of 10)

1893-98 gymnastics suit in red and blue (8.5 out of 10)

1895 Václav Brožík’s Portrait of a Lady in Pink

1896-1900 Worth Jr Arabian inspired ballgown (8.6 out of 10)

1910 evening dress (8.7 out of 10)

1910 afternoon dress worn by Heather Firbank (8 out of 10)

1912 evening dress (8 out of 10)

1913 Jeanne Hallee in blue & green (8.8 out of 10)

1913 Poiret in yellow & green (8.2 out of 10)

1927 Chanel afternoon dress

1930s wedding dress from It Happened One Night

1936 Charles James evening dress

1955 Lachasse ‘Coat Dress’ (8 out of 10)

1950s va-va-voom stripes (8.2 out of 10)

7 out of 10:

1489 Cecilia Gallerani by Leonardo da Vinci

1530’s Salome by Cranach the Elder (7.8 out of 10)

1570 Christina of Denmark (?) (7.3 out of 10)

ca. 1590 Sigismund III Vasa by Martin Kober (7.3 out of 10)

1617 Anne of Denmark by van Somer (7.5 out of 10)

1622-1625 Anne of Austria (7.1 out of 10)

1644 Sophia of Hanover as an Indienne

1710-1720 Watteau’s Young Dancer

1726 Sophia Dorothea of Prussia

ca 1740 Country Girl Dancing by Boucher (7.9 out of 10)

1753 Eleanor Frances Dixie (7.3 out of 10)

1780’s pale blue brocade robe a la anglaise (7.7 out of 10)

1822 muslin evening dress (7.5 out of 10)

1820s silver and plum dress (7.5 out of 10)

1825-30 floral brocade frock (7.2 out of 10)

late 1830s brown silk afternoon dress (7.4 out of 10)

1845 Rose Atherton fantasy ensemble (7.3 out of 10)

1862 Whistler’s Rhapsody in White

1860s purple and black day and evening ensembles (7.2 out of 10)

1865 tomato-red dress (7.7 out of 10)

Late 1860s winter fantasy in red & green (7.7 out of 10)

1869 pink and black chevrons (7.3 out of 10)

ca. 1880 girl’s dress in yellow and blue (7.9 out of 10)

1884 Mrs Wilton Phipps by Sargent (7.5 out 0f 10)

1890s wedding dress (7.5 out of 10)

1897 dress with clovers (7.4 out of 10)

1901-2 linen and green silk walking dress (7.9 out of 10)

1907 Callot Soeurs sheers (7.8 out of 10)

1917 striped golfing togs (7.3 out of 10)

1933 Myrna Loy in polka dots (7.8 out of 10)

1937-38 Chanel sequined trouser suit (7.5 out of 10)

1946 persimmon and peach by Charles James (7.2 out of 10)

6 0ut of 10:

16th century take on 11th century Godfrey de Bouillon

1641 portrait of Mary Stuart and William of Orange (6.5 out of 10)

1605 Anne of Denmark in pastels (6.6 out of 10)

1613 Frances Howard, Countess of Hertford as Flora (6.9 out of 10)

1634 Maria Anna in geometric brocade (6.4 out of 10)

1765 Maria Christine of Austria in pink (6.5 out of 10)

1766 Edward Howard in red by Batoni (6.8 out of 10)

1781 fashion plate

 1780s pink & yellow ensemble (6.6 out of 10)

1820s purple and mauve evening gown

ca. 1829 yellow evening gown (6.7 out of 10)

1830 ‘Sailor’ fancy dress (6.4 out of 10)

1833 Men’s ensemble (6.3 out of 10)

ca. 1840 plaid silk (6.9 out of 10)

1850s Maria Alexandranova of Russia (6.5 out of 10)

1850s ecru, gold & black dress (6.9 out of 10)

1858 ruffly pink ballgown (6.5 out of 10)

Late 1860s ruffles, flounces & bows by Mme Roger (6.3 out of 10)

1870 purple & black afternoon dress (6.7 out of 10)

1874 On the Thames by Tissot

ca. 1885 girls frock (6.2 out of 10)

1890s Oscar Wilde

1891 Pingat mantle (6.6 out of 10)

1900 velvet & fur by Madame Virot (6.5 out 0f 10)

1905 La Belle Otero

1915 pink garland evening dress (6.9 out of 10)

1917 Fritz Lieber Sr as Ceasar  (6.5 out of 10)

1919 Callot Soers green gown (6.5 out of 10)

1925 Lanvin Robe de Style

1928 Green and Black (6.3 out of 10)

1958 Yves Saint Laurent (6.9 out of 10)

5 out of 10:

1619 Catharina Hoof by Frans Hals

1663-1666 Maria Theresa in Masque by Mignard (5.9 out of 10)

1770 Louise Marie by Drouaise (5.6 out of 10)

1778 Lavender, yellow & white polonaised dress (5.2 out of 10)

ca. 1840 little girl by an unknown artist

Late 1860s peach and grey reception dress (5.9 out of 10)

ca 1872 plum and sweet potato ruffles (5.9 out of 10)

1878 blue plaid frock (5.4 out of 10)

1892-95 Shocking pink gown (5.6 out of 10)

ca. 1893 pale pink and black Worth gown (5.7 out of 10)

1897 red floral and stripes day gown (5.9 out of 10)

1901 Hawaiian lei maker by Theodore Wores

1910 Doucet lace & fur dress (5.7 out of 10)

1932 Jessie Franklin Turner frock (5 out of 10)

1938 Roger Worth does zig-zags (5.3 out of 10)

1948 Easter Parade yellow and black dance number (5.9 out of 10)

4 out of 10:

1606 James I of England

1613 Charles I of England by Peake (4.7 out of 10)

1872 Worth afternoon ensemble (4.5 out of 10)

1900s ensemble by Belleuse (4.4 out of 10)

1920s Erte design (4.5 out of 10)

ca. 1923 stripes and chevrons dress (4.8 out of 10)

1930s Garbo as an 1860s Camille

1935-6 Lavin jumpsuit (4.9 out 0f 10)

1939 Schiaparelli (4.9 out of 10)

1944 Adrian day dress (4.4 out of 10)

3 out of 10

 1650 Allegory of Astrology (3.2 out of 10)

1801 green tartan tunic ensemble (3.3 out of 10)

1888 green and palest pink inauguration ballgown (3.4 out of 10)

1905-1908 Worth afternoon dress (3.3 out of 10)

Greta Garbo as Mata Hari (3.5 out of 10)

Norma Shearer as Juliet in Botticelli (3.2 out of 10)

Vivien Leigh as an Elizabethan beauty

Elizabeth Taylor as a Civil-War era Southern Belle (3.7 out of 10)

Judy Garland in Meet Me in St Louis (3.2 out of 10)

1988 Scaasi gingham ballgown (3.6 out of 10)

2 out 0f 10

1960s Balenciaga cocktail dress

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