Please excuse the wrinkles! I had been at a party before taking this picture. I don’t think I’m happy with this dress. Although I LOVE the look of a midriff band, I think it’s not flattering to me. I wore this before finishing the belt and felt it looked better. Based on comments I’ve gotten about this dress elsewhere, that seems to be a common opinion. The skinny belt looks oh so 50’s to me, but not every dress works with one, I think.