The dress arrived today, you know ... just in time for the prom on Saturday! Anyway, it was hard to get a good shot in the evening light with all the irredescence, but here it is. The color looks great on her and everything fits, except for the bodice! There must be a half-inch of padded cups built in, and the bodice practically stands up on its own.
I don't think this is a case where stick-on "falsies" augmenting a strapless bra can work. The bodice stands out from her body. I really think I need to adjust the bodice somehow or add a bandeau of matching tulle inside.
The dress came with a "shawl" of tulle, useless for that, but it might be handy with alterations. I'm not a tailor, and I really need some advice if you have any.
Below are some shots of the bodice and back of the dress. Also, I put several pictures on my flickr gallery. Can you take a look for me? It is a well contructed dress, too. The straps are covered in sequins, so if taking from the back is the answer, how do I do that with a professional look?