An "artwear" cocktail attire winter dress. This dress is one of a kind with hand made details. My own passion for art reinforced my thought that this dress had to be special, art within itself and a conversation starter. For the bodice, I added a very sheer black organza over a gold fabric to give an illusion of skin in certain lighting. The gold is a high quality silk mix. The back of the dress has a “sliver” of a cotton mural textile. This mural is so small in proportion to the dress that it just ads a little something extra, a conversation starter, a little intrigue. The balloon peplum itself is the reverse side of navy satin over stiff tulle. The rest of the dress is a very elegant navy/midnight blue wool. It is a rather light wool at nine ounces per square yard. I also added four very small simple silver belt loops, which are like jewelry and interesting in itself, and welt pockets just above the balloon peplum. The entire dress is fully lined in navy satin. This is a classic yet on trend garment with the sheer organza and an updated peplum. The Style.com Pre-Fall 2015 Trend Forecast reported, "The best kind of evening look is an unexpected one." This is what I offer. That is why my design is a good investment piece. It is on trend yet timeless in an unexpected way.