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August 30th, 2011
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A problem of scale


Discussion here.

I wonder if the cloth was custom made for the dress.

I agree with the commenters that the marabou at the top (quite likely turkey feathers, or at least most marabou seems to be made of them) doesn't make a useful contribution. No trim at the top would probably be best, but I'm trying to figure out if there could be anything which would be both noticeable on that dress and attractive.

Mostly though, I think the feather are a bad choice because they imply an alternate world with itty bitty turkeys and monarch butterflies the size of condors.

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From:theweaselking
Date:August 30th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)
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Mostly though, I think the feather are a bad choice because they imply an alternate world with itty bitty turkey and monarch butterflies the size of condors.


I want to visit that world.
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From:richardthinks
Date:August 30th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
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I at least want to hear more about it. I'd only want to visit it if both the butterflies and turkeys were under control.
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From:theweaselking
Date:August 30th, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)

Never!

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From:beamjockey
Date:August 30th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Never!

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I'm sure Dr. Mrs. The Monarch would love to have a dress like this in her closet.
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From:beamjockey
Date:August 30th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Never!

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Occurs to me that one could send a photo of the dress to the Venture Brothers people and it might show up in the series eventually. They have immortalized other real-world objects similarly.
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From:starmalachite
Date:August 30th, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
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No trim at the top would probably be best, but I'm trying to figure out if there could be anything which would be both noticeable on that dress and attractive

Textured and/or shiny ribbon or braid? I can think of several possibilities. It should have some interest, but not detract from the other design elements.
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From:nancylebov
Date:August 30th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
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Repeat the black with white spots border, but smaller?
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From:starmalachite
Date:August 30th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
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That would probably look too busy. But something like a black (or possibly white) border in antique satin (a lightly textured fabric with a subtle shine) ought to work .
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From:vvalkyri
Date:August 30th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking that, too - there are slightly fuzzy bits on a butterfly.
[edit: but I think a band of black satin would probably look a little better. still, having the feathers or whatever at the top gives a bit more flexibility to the size of the filling of the bodice.]

Edited at 2011-08-30 03:50 pm (UTC)
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From:vvalkyri
Date:August 30th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
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My thoughts re the dress as shown would be expecting the bosom to fit inside the dress rather than be supported by it. On looking again I could see it either way, but it's a pretty straight shot up from the waist up the ribs, so I don't see it scaling up all that much.
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From:lysystratae
Date:August 30th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
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THat's what I thought as well.
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From:inquisitiveravn
Date:September 3rd, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Moth antennae are fuzzy. Butterfly antennae, not so much.
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From:sodyera
Date:August 30th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
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Further proof that some people will wear anything.
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From:redaxe
Date:August 30th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
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Be fair: there are plenty of women who'd look really good in that. There are also a large number who wouldn't. Let's just hope the wearer is in the first group.
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From:alyxyn
Date:August 30th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, the feathers detract from what is otherwise a stunning dress.
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