In researching Dr. JCon’s post a while back, I came across this constellation dress. My first reaction: Yay, realistic constellations on a dress, instead of just random stars! Upon closer inspection, however, these are still mostly random. That’s because the dotted lines that outline the constellation figures are the official way that astronomers maps out the night sky (like state borders), but generally the familiar figures are entirely within the constellation boundary, not crossing the border like the Little Dipper is at the lower center of the bottom photo. I’m not sure what the red dots are supposed to be, but red stars like Aldebaran and Betelgeuse will become visible earlier in the night as Earth heads toward northern hemisphere winter.
That said, I like the detail at the hemline and the criss-cross design on the scoop back. See, I can set aside my pedantic professor persona and just enjoy fashion sometimes!