That is exactly how I’d feel with this dress. Lovely but where would I wear it? When I did the fashion show at my church last month, I explained that I like to sew my costumes the way a Victorian woman might choose her clothes (and the way we still do today). I’m middle-aged so I try to avoid colors and styles that a middle-aged woman wouldn’t wear. I try to trim dresses in ways that detract from figure flaws with varying degrees of success. And I make decisions based on my persona of an upper middle class city woman who has a “girl to do that”. No Little House on the Prairie ensembles for me…at least not yet. And not to many “having dinner with the Prime Minister” gowns either. Where would I wear it? Winnipeg does not have that many high-end upper crust Victorian venues and the ones we do have are still a bit dear for me!
But, I can admire this Edwardian number even though I can’t see myself in it.
I love the pinks and purples with the black.
I think this would have been worn to a grand affair. Remember the day when the symphony or the opera (or air travel) were grand affairs that demanded a bit more effort than sweat pants and a pony tail?
To bad that photo was blurry. Stupid me forgetting my camera and only having a dying iPhone!