I wasn't a big fan of the floppy bow and ended up removing it - it is attached to the belt with a couple of stitches and therefore is very easy to take off; the belt itself covers a structural seam and is stitched into the zipper (so it would be more of a hassle to remove if you wanted to). The bodice was well constructed and has a built in bra clasp: coupled with some dress tape, I wasn't concerned about wardrobe malfunctions. Its worth noting that the bodice is padded/structured so you will be adding some inches on top.
The colour and material worked very well with the setting where our event was held and had a really nice sheen in the evening light. Overall: beautiful. Many thanks to the seamstresses at Light in the Box :)