We also went to the Black Rose and I bought a pretty dress. It's so pretty! Unfortunately it doesn't fit me properly. My top half is too big so it doesn't zip up all the way. So I'm now considering ways to make it fit, probably either hooks or turning it into a lace up back, kinda like a corset. My sewing skills are practically non existent, so this should be fun.
Another option is to wear an actual corset underneath it. Is breathing really that important?
I'm determined to do something. It's too pretty not to wear.