Here is the tale of how a potential fashion disaster became a fashion success. I found this beautiful Sandro dress at Bloomingdales. I loved the lace brocade and the sheer back panel, all of which I found to be very francaise. The only problem was the plunging neckline and unpadded front cups. In days of yore, I might have been able to get away with this free and breezy cut, but at the age of 57, it was definitely not a green lit fashion situation. Not one to surrender without a fight, I had an idea. If I asked the tailor to sew padding into the cups and close up the front to reveal only a slight amount of cleavage, perhaps I could then solve the revealing problem. As you can see from the finished product, the task was accomplished successfully! Below is a selfie I took in the tailor's dressing room. The look on my face depicts my reaction to the revealing nature of the dress.