pointed me to HolyClothing, which has a lot of lovely hippie/gothic/gypsy/faux-medieval styles. They're also reasonably priced! So I think I'm going to get a dress for Sirens from there.
The dress would be worn under my skirted corset
. In that picture, both the blue tunic and the burgundy-and-black skirt are separate pieces; the skirted corset is only the deep blue (with silver and gold overlay) corset and split skirt. So whatever I get would be taking the place of the blue tunic and the burgundy skirt.
I'd love some help picking out the dress.
A few caveats: the theme of Sirens this year is faeries, so I'm looking for something more faerie, not so much, say, goth or steampunk. Also, don't worry about temperature: if the dress is too summery, I'll wear it with a wrap. Also-also, I'm splitting 'cut' and 'color,' so the example images of the cuts will all be in silver for consistency, and then you can suggest better colors separately.
The dresses that appeal to me (all are in silver so you're comparing cuts rather than colors) are the Divina
(an empire-waist dress with no sleeves and a not-very-full skirt), the Bella
(a dress with a lacing detail, full sleeves, and full skirt, which I could either wear flat or make more full with a crinoline), the Paulina
(a dress with a lacing detail, sleeveless, and a not-very-full skirt), the Alexis
(a dress with an empire waist, short sleeves, and an A-line skirt), and the Riona
(a dress with a lacing detail, small/spaghetti straps, and an A-line skirt).
The colors that I think would work well both on me and with the skirted corset are silver/pewter
, or jade/green
For the first three questions of the poll, assume I'm asking just
about a dress to go with my corset for the Sirens ball. The fourth and fifth question are more open. The picture of me in the corset is a pretty good gauge of my coloring, although I'm a bit more, uh, full-figured now than I was then (in other words, I've gained 10-20 pounds).
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For the Sirens ball dress to go under your corset, I prefer the following style:
For the Sirens ball dress to go under your corset, I prefer the following color:
For the Sirens ball dress to go under your corset, I reject your prior options and think you should wear this:
Forget about the Sirens ball! In general, you should buy this: