eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! it's pretty perfect!

I love the silhouette. It's dramatic enough, but fun and flirty, and retro-y enough to fit my style. And it still nods to the bridal for the traditionalists.

so basically...done and done! thanks for all your opinions. I WILL be turning to you for shoe input as well.

eta - yes i do have scoliosis and yes i am standing up straight there! i finally realized it is likely the source of some of my troubles with button down shirts.