Is it a pop or is it a blob? We can’t see the whole design on the younger woman’s dress since it continues on up over her hip. Nonetheless, I find the big splash at the bottom a little distracting, since it focuses your eyes on her thighs and not her face. What do you think? To me, the mother’s dress is more pleasing.
Given the skirt lengths, I think this photo comes from the late 1930s. The mother has not yet adapted to the shorter style that her daughter wears. While their dresses are different, their hairstyles are quite similar. And look at their fabulous shoes!