thanks again everyone....i really like the idea of adding beads to the ends of the ribbon. i bought some gold ribbon for the neck that i really like and it looks pretty good i was just at a loss for what to do with the ends of the ribbon so i think i'll try the bead thing. i have an awesome clutch with wooden bead detailing that would tie in nicely with wooden beads hanging from the ribbon ends.
Is it cut in one piece or was there waist shaping involved?
the dress is one continuous piece, no shaping, and the zipper is placed down the middle of the back seam.