The 50s meet Indian tradition in this delightful party dress. Handmade and one-of-a-kind, this one is made of a fabulous retro-style satin in a chocolate and gold dot print. The bodice has been lined with taffeta, and creator Katy took the time to hand-sew shisha mirrors onto the neckline, making it absolutely perfect for all of the Christmas, New Year's, and other holiday events you've got on your agenda this year. Shisha mirrors look as if they're woven into the fabric, and are quite common in Indian wear as well as bellydancing attire (more examples here). The effect on this dress is beautiful, and reflects, quite literally, the polka-dotting at the dress' hem.
I'd say this dress is a small-medium, with measurements of 32.5-28/29-free waist. $80 from My Little Empire, and that's quite a bargain for a dress this fashionably pretty but still modest and ladylike. You'll find a few other dresses as well as blouses and skirts at Katy's shop, everything handmade with loving care. That said, if you do want this for the already-here social season, order soon; it ships from the UK ($5 shipping), and I wouldn't want you to be dress-less.