I found this really awesome cotton print mumu dress at Goodwill. Sadly, it was incredibly wrong for my body type. As an pear shape, drop waist dresses do nothing to help balance my hips with the rest of my body. Instead, they tend to accent the one area I am always trying to minimize.
Naturally, because I love the print and feel of this dress, I just refashioned it. It's super fun and flattering to my body shape now!
Here is what it looks like by itself, without the vest. I like it both ways, but the vest helps further define my waist.