Confessions of Lady D. Sign: To a degree, I cannot understand, when BTB’s (Bride To Be) come in, browse, then remark that some of our gowns are so simple and clean. They always want more detailing, shimmers, pleats, lace and more of that. More is better in some cases but not all the time. I will leave you with this quotation, some food for thought when you are shopping for your dream gown, from a very long time ago…

A dress should never overpower the wearer. It should merely be an appropriate frame for a charming picture, bringing out the beauties of the picture, but never distracting attention from it. So few women understand this.

Charles Worth, HARPER’S BAZAAR Personal Column, December 15, 1877.

More confessions on the way