Kate's style suggestion was a white slip dress with lace panels, which allowed the sides of the dancer's body to be seen through the openings in the lace. It had the quality of lingerie, and was sexy in a subtle way.
Leslie is a very modest woman. She didn't really like the idea of appearing in lingerie, so we were careful to use opaque and substantial fabrics, and also to finish the hem with braid that made it clear that the beautiful end product was a rhythm gown, NOT a slip.
Leslie's new gown is white, and made of two different fabrics; a soft matte white lycra and a voided white lycra with a sheer pattern of interlacing loops and scrollwork at the sides. Leslie didn't like the idea of being visible through the sheer at her sides, so we backed with voided lycra there with the matte opaque, but used its see-thru beauty in the godets at the base of the skirt, carefully cut never to reveal thighs or hips in turns. We also added a demi sleeve to the design, which really flatters Leslie's beautiful decolletage.
I think the lovely Leslie wore her new gown last night, at an Dancer's Studio Showcase event, "Under the Big Top." I missed the event, but I hope she enjoyed herself in her White Peach!