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Start with lush tiers of tulle, then set off the dark skirt with contrast embroidered applique and you have one genuinely magical dress. The skirt is made with pleated tulle that's hemmed with a wide, ribbed ribbon edge. The layers cascade from the waist and create fluffy tiers that give the dress that fairytale ball gown look. In strong contrast but with a soft touch, the bodice is designed with white lace over a sheer fabric that matches the skirt. The main part of the bodice is cut like a strapless sweetheart gown. Over that a sheer illusion layer creates a modest, high cut scoop neck. White lace applique covers the bodice to outline the sweetheart design, then traces the straps up to the shoulders. A narrow band of applique at the neckline leaves a sheer peek-a-boo panel from bust to neck. At the back, the sheer illusion is cut in a wide racerback style and is completely covered with lace applique to provide an overall modest look. For a finishing touch, a soft satin waistband ties everything together.