My mom finally finished my dress and sent it out. It arrived this morning. It's a bit wrinkled (sitting in the bathroom with a steamy shower running right now) but otherwise it's fantastic. It fits perfectly.
The pictures are bad. No one's around today to take them for me.
There's a pleat in the back, and it's lined with...
Me in the dress, sort of:
It's Vera Wang for Vogue:
It's made with undyed silk/linen blend and silk/rayon brocade, purchased for a very reasonable price at Thai Silks.