Oh, I love this American smooth gown so much. One of my favorites, really. The girl who ordered this dress, wanted us to design her a ballroom competition dress that would be "sexy yet elegant". So we created this design, which combined stripes made of solid undecorated lycra fabric with stripes made out of silver laces on a see through black stretchy net. This turned out to be a perfect combination.
The silver laces were decorated with Swarovski crystals, so the dress sparkes with every move. The skirt of the dress was made out of black chiffon with ostrich feather tassels individually sewn in covering the entire skirt area. I love using feathers on ballroom competition dresses! It requires more effort to add them, the dress is more difficult to care after, but then the dress looks so rich and elegant on the dance floor. And the motion of the feather skirt is different, you can always spot a dress with a feathered skirt, it just stands out. period.