Dancer wanting help with strapless dress
2-3 days ago I read a note from someone who did ballroom dancing. I have searched and cannot find it. I’ve finally found the issue of Threads that has a terrific article that I think would help you. In #51 there is an article about the construction of Mrs. Clinton’s inaugural gown. It was built by a costume company so that she could move freely. The pictures/sketches of how the inside was constructed are just what you are looking for. It fit skin tight and had long lace sleeves but she could raise her arms without the dress riding up, etc. The bodice had 3 layers/ bones, elastic, gussets, quilted bust support,(everything but the kitchen sink.) Although I’m not fond of the dress design, how it was constructed is one of my favorite articles.
I hope the dancer finds this.