Is it a ball in 1876 – or a wedding in 2017??
This trend for the enormous prom dress cover was widely mocked when it was all the rage in Young Adult fiction. However, I could (sort of) understand why it was being done for that subgenre.
Now, though, it is plaguing historical romance, and I’m not happy! Considering Regency (nor Georgian, nor Victorian) gowns looked nothing like these, not only is the trend irritating me, but it is presenting the books as another genre.
Writers as good as Lisa Kleypas, Shana Galen, etc. deserve better!
Hopefully it’s a trend that will soon pass, but I doubt it.