Although this is the type of bodice that could lead to bumbling boobies falling out for all the world to see, my pattern making skills keep you tucked in and well supported. If I made the trim a bit narrower, it would be a bit more revealing but still secure. Totally at home in the office or work setting but could be really sexy if you decided to wear bra-less (!)
This is all because the gathers are the dart excess. The way I achieved the side waist gathers was to transfer that excess from the shoulder. I could remove the excess altogether on the right side and rely on the stretch fabric to accommodate the body's curves, but then it would be different than the left side. Plus, I like that my designs include actual body shaping instead of relying on the stretch fabric to just "hold it all together."
My only gripe, really, is that the right shoulder with the gathers hangs a bit differently than
the left, droops over a bit more because that dart excess is still up there instead of down by the waist (you can see that the bust shaping is provided on the left side from underneath where the waist gathers flare out).
What do you think? Is it a problem? Otherwise, I absolutely LOVE this design!