Ruh-roh. Black velvet in 94 degree weather... not so smart. BUT! I had just bought this black beauty that day and was too excited not to wear it. It's beaded and sequined in some of the most peculiar and unexpected ways that make this dress so charming. I have been wanting a garment with a collar like this, and putting the pre-shaped metal necklace over it only made sense. The sky-high slits up both sides of the dress make me feel damn good, so good find, me. My hair has a marbled french braid, that didn't photograph well, but hey, I'll try again.