The look I'm going for with the altered version of my mom's dress is vintage, flowy, elegant and delicate.
Here's the dress as it is at the moment with ruffles, long sleeves (not shown) and lovely ribbon and lace at the hem. I never wanted an ivory dress; I always pictured myself in pure white, but it's grown on me and I think it captures the vintage spirit we're going for.
And here's a bit of dress inspiration:
lace back: Claire Pettibone
lace back: Pnina Tornai
silhouette and waist detailing: Vera Wang
I'm thinking of replacing the ruffles with some sort of lace detail like this at the neckline.
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