It was way too tight and young-looking for me in this state, but the trim was perfect. I dug through my stash to find a dress that would work better for my body and age. I found this dress that my sister had passed on to me a while back. It fit well, but was pretty plain.
I carefully removed the whole fringe-and-sequin layer from the first dress, then cut off a strip that was two rows tall. I carefully sewed it to the hem of the second dress, making it about 3/4 of the way around. Using a section from a second strip of trim, I covered the other 1/4 of the hem with trim, overlapping it slightly at the edges to avoid gaps. I thought I might do more to the dress, but I ended up keeping it simple.
Since it was way too cold in Illinois for a strapless dress on New Year's Eve, I styled it with a slightly-glittery, puffed-sleeve t-shirt underneath. Pictures from the event didn't turn out well, but it looked something like this.
The fringe/sequin layer was fun when I was dancing. Some Art Deco rhinestone earrings and a necklace completed the look.
Happy New Year!