A lot of flowery speech about dressmaking, suggesting that a dress is the pentultimate woo factor of men. If you have a beautiful dress, than you can have everything.
And that's the thing, just as a dress is superficial, I found this story superficial.
Their class divide was such a problem, to begin with it was hard to swallow that they'd over come it.
]. There were other problems too, plot lines that were not clearly thought through or finished (Charlie? Lucie's illness? how the royals were involved?). I was disappointed with the resolution to Mrs. Downs, very anti-climatic.
I just thought it was a mess.