Here is the tale of how a potential fashion disaster became a fashion success. I found this beautiful Sandro dress at Bloomingdale’s. I loved the lace brocade and the sheer back panel, all of which I found to be very franchaise. 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 fifty-seven, it was definitely not a green-lit fashion situation. I’m not one to surrender without a fight, so 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.
Sandro Dress, Gianvito Rossi Heels, Edie Parker Clutch, The Jewelry Bar Earrings and Necklace, Vintage Bracelet.
See how reducing the plunging neckline and adding the padding transformed the look.