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I like the dress too and even the necklace but not on Kate. Maybe the designer was going for form or something but the side effect is of Cone Boob. ... Either the boob pleat needed to be softer...
I think the darts ruin the dress, the rest of it is interesting and has potential, but the bust line doesn't work. Not sure it would work on anyone.
For the most part the dress fits well and looks good on her.
As both of you noted the problem with this dress is the darts.
The bust dart should not end exactly at the apex of the bust.
The body part accommodated by a bust dart is not cone shaped, it's rounded.
By ending the dart below the apex, the rounded shape needed is created.
The apex of the dart should end 1/2 inch (1.2cm) to 1 inch (2.5cm) below the apex of the bust.
The distance is determined by the weight of the fabric.
Lighter weight use 1/2 inch; heavier weight use 1 inch.
Undergarments will change the apex of the bust.
If you try on a dress or blouse with one bra style and wear a different style later, the apex of the bust will change and the fit of the garment will be different from the first time it was tried on.
The darts (moving up from the waist) on this dress are too long.
The dashed line shows where they should have ended.
There's no way to fix this dress unless an undergarment with more 'uplift' is worn.
You can always lengthen a dart on a finished garment but you can't shorten it.