Since the material itself was so beautiful (and flashy) I wanted to keep the trim simple. I just added V-shaped beaded fringe topped with a small sequinned gold braid, and put a thick cording along the upper edges of the bra and belt, and along the edge of the skirt.
I was a good girl and lined this bra before I started wearing it. I know some people recommend linings that can be replaced or washed, but I never do that, so the lining is just to make the bra slightly more comfortable. Linings don't make that much of a difference to me, they just look good when you're getting dressed in front of other dancers!
In retrospect, since the
quantity of heavy glass fringe makes this bra quite heavy, I
would use an over-the-shoulder strap design instead of the
choker arrangement. As a matter of fact, years of halter straps
ended up damaging my neck. Not a lot, but it could've been
avoided with regular straps.
...I've since sold this lovely
costume, and I miss it!
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