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3D Flower Lace Dress
It’s an hour before the party. Champagne delivery at the side door. Every home on Bay Street festooned for the season. Weather’s not chancy yet. Southern winter shows up on its own time.
Your holiday party always falls on the second Friday of December. Invitations go out three weeks before, no sooner, no later.
Your uncle (the saxophone player who circles home but once a year) unfailingly takes charge of the music. He’s downstairs spinning something low and smoky out of New Orleans on the turntable.
Your grandmother’s tsk-tsking about the devil’s music. Tapping her foot, too.
You, you’re in the ballroom for an early dance with Peter Winslow, the way you’ve done every year at this party for as long as you can recall. Before you married him, and after.
By your count, that’s 17 different dresses.
He seems particularly stupefied by how you look in this one.
3D Flower Lace Dress (No. 6178). The dress Zelda wished she had. Comes to life as you do with the alluring, three-dimensional, lace appliques. They are concentrated near the waist and spread out as they move up the bodice and down the skirt. Finished with scalloped lace at the neckline, sleeves, and hem. Bodice shaping darts for a slimming fit. Nylon lace shell. Acetate slip lining. Imported.