It's a pretty striking dress, best worn for special occasions, photoshoots and could fit a day and night event.
Once I bedazzle it with some Swarovski crystals, it'll be fit for an unconventional bride. But I'll probably reserve those for now since they are real Swarovski (read: very expensive) I'll reserve them until the need to use them arises.
I used a lot of 'hidden' structures that I know of such as boning along the seams of the upper bodice, horsehair braid (really makes a lot of difference!) and paddings so there is no need to wear a bra underneath, which gives it so much more freedom for movements. It's also fully lined with satin so it's pretty much tidy-looking on the underside too.
Tulle seems to be the 'in' fabric this season as opposed to lace especially seen in the prevalence of ballerina-inspired skirts recently. I'm imagining a mix of both lace and tulle could have a lovely effect too.
I had a look around at Arab Street for fabrics for my next project and the choices were overwhelming! I already had a design in mind prior to going there but there were so many lovely fabrics that could easily sway me to changing my ideas.
I'd rather follow through with my vision though.
It's passed by 3 days, but, have a happy new year everyone!