A diamond or rhinestone necklace or pearls, depending on the venue, would be first – with some elegant earrings to complement. And, a small dress handbag.
A stole, fur or dressy coat, of course, unless it’s the height of summer (but, even then . . . . . .) Finished off, courtesy of her escort, with a corsage.
The bodice has no boning, so those little mesh straps hold it in place. When I wear it, I prefer a pair of ’50’s evening sandals of dark navy fabric with pearlized ornaments on the vamp rather than the Forties styles that Stella is wearing. Beautiful as she is, this frock is really better suited for Marilyn . . . . . . . . . . . .
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