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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / help! what to do with an old ballet costume on: June 25, 2008 10:18:46 PM
I have this old ballet costume I wore years ago (I think from high school, and now I'm in college! heh), and I think it's really pretty.

I would like to be able to wear this dress as formal attire. I'm concerned, however, that it looks too costume-y at this point, or maybe even a little like lingerie. That might not be a bad thing, but I'm afraid that it detracts from the look if I want to wear it as a normal/formal dress.

I'm also concerned that the dress just doesn't look right on my body... I'm not sure if it's the pregnant effect that empire waist-lines tend to have on me... Or maybe the bodice is too low-cut/tight since I'm no longer quite as small as I was in high school? or maybe the color scheme? Or the structure?  Huh

I'm also not sure if the sequins are a good thing..

There is also a leotard built into the inside of the dress... I was thinking I would just cut it off, but I'm not sure if that would alter the structure of the dress at all.

Additionally, the skirt is actually really see-through - I was wearing a slip underneath in the photos. I guess I would have to add lining.. I can't see myself wearing a slip all the time underneath, because of how high the bodice ends.

I'm not sure what material the whole dress is made out of - I cut the tag when I first got the costume. The black part feels sort of like velvet - I would guess some kind of synthetic alternative to velvet. The skirt feels really smooth and slippery - not quite silk, but maybe some kind of polyester/jersey mix?

So what do you guys think? Please leave suggestions! Smiley
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