I ended up making some changes to my bubble dress in the end. I absolutely loved the bottom part but the top was not my best work...so today I took it apart, kept the bottom but scraped the top part and made a totally new one. I am quite happy with it.
It looks best paired with my black-and-white patent pleather belt.
Here is the dress without the belt
and me and my son ready to go out for our Sunday afternoon walk.