(You gotta have something crazy happening somewhere; I'm not very staid when it comes to dressing.)
I think this dress would be FANTASTIC with some cranberry tights and cream sweater. Can't you see it? I can! Or if cranberry tights scare you away, this dress would be most perfect with a precise red pout. I love the 50s style and think it adds enough whimsy to replace sequins. Especially if you twirl.