Thank you everyone! all the feedback really is appreciated!
I've tried ssooo many times to take a picture of the back, but my tripod and self timer just ain't cutting it, they all come out with my butt looking like a BIG ole black blur.
The dress wasn't very hard to make, I just drafted a corset pattern, the tuts on this site are pretty good guides to show how to do that, The skirt is basically just a lonngg pencil skirt with some fabric draped around the hips, the whole thing was very trial and error intense. basically I just did lots of experimenting to see what gave me the results I was looking for!