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When you first see it, this dress looks like a strapless halter sheath. But the bodice offers a clever twist to the classic design. From the waistband down, the skirt is a traditional fit and flare. The weight of the fabric holds the trumpet shape and gives fullness to the sweep train. The lining of the bodice is cut as a backless high neck halter with a beaded illusion overlay. Geometric lines of beads and sequins begin as a zigzag all around the waist then move up and out to create a starburst at the sides. A deep V detail at center front gives the design the look of a statement necklace with crystals in a flower pattern. The halter neckband is beaded all around and serves as an attachment for a gorgeous illusion strap detail. Falling from the neckband, a sheer illusion addition creates a shoulder line that follows to the back and forms almost invisible straps that frame the open back. Finishing the look and creating glittery drama, fine lines of sequins and beading trace the illusion from the side front at the top of the bodice and all the way down the sheer back straps.