In honor of the snow, the cold, and having bested Turkey Day, I’ve switched it up here to a festive holiday theme, and to celebrate, enjoy this obnoxious and yet stunning 1871 tartan daydress, from Augusta Auctions:
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RowennaNovember 29, 2010 at 2:03 PM
Wow..that dress is…wow. I didn't realize you could put so much tartan on one person. Very festive!
Lauren StowellNovember 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM
I know right! It's pretty fantastic, but then when you look closer it's made pretty badly! The plaid doesn't match up at all – okay, I don't mind that so much – but there's this weird lime green ribbon added onto the sleeves that doesn't match at all, and in general it's quite weird. Blah! (but I would make something like it in a heartbeat, hahaha)
SarahNovember 30, 2010 at 12:19 AM
my first reaction to the dress was, "OH NO MY EYES!" then, "hmm. i could so make that." such midvictorian tacky awesomeness.
Lauren RNovember 30, 2010 at 2:24 AM
Sarah, EXACTLY my reaction too. There was some hideous plaid taffeta at the local Mill End store, and don't think it didn't cross my mind…:-)