Some things on the preliminary list for my "dream dress" are:
1) fit-n-flare, trumpet, mermaid shape
2) lace or sparkly applicaes on tulle
3) scalloped hem
4) not strapless, lacy cap sleeves would be pretty
5) can rock a sparkly belt
6) lots of sparkle (are you sensing a pattern)
7) open back?
Some dresses in the running are:
We'll see how it goes, I have my first official dress-shopping trip scheduled for next week!