I think this one might be it. I tried on the finalists again this morning and this one definitely fits the best front and back, except for all that bra hanging out the top. Plus, it has a little shoulder coverage which is good for someone of my ADVANCED AGE. OMG, 23 days people. The only thing I don't like is that it kinda smushes the boobage. But I have enough that I can spare some smushing and still have boobs. ;-)
I really like the black ruffle tier dress too, except the neckline isn't as good on me as this one or the red one. And I didn't realize it, but this teal dress is also on sale and I only paid $55 for it. (I was in a shopping stupor and not really looking at price tags.) I can keep the red one and this one and still be under $100. Amazing. I just hope I find somewhere to wear the red one because it has no sideseams so it can't be taken in later. I just hate to return it because at just $35 it's almost free, you know? ;-) At that price, I can just wear it around the house a few times and be happy.
Here's what I'm thinking — First, sheer black hose. I don't want to go barelegged because (1) my legs are incredibly pasty, (2) pantyhose sucks in the gut, and (3) I think sheer black hose are sexy. Really, more for #2 because I can always go buy a tan. Then again, maybe I can find an industrial Spanx-like full body shaper torture device. Then, black or silver shoes with lots of sparkle and height. Something very sparklie at the neck but costume, not real. Sparklie earrings but demure, because too big will be over the top with a blinged out necklace. My sister has a collection of lipstick purses (evening bags/clutches) and she'll bring me one to use so I don't have to worry about that. I also bought a ruffled black shrug last night for $30 that I could easily make for $10, but whatever. Now I won't have to and I'll have something to throw on for the A/C if needed.
So, up next is the hunt for shoes, underwear, jewelry. Not necessarily in that order. Finding the right undergarments is going to be more work than finding a dress. Don't you hate that?