This top is part of an outfit for a lady who is going to Glyndebourne next month. There is also a skirt and top to complete the outfit. The lady is in a wheelchair and wanted a top which drew attention to her face – so the braids around the neckline were ideal for that. Also she wanted to have ease of movement, so the pleated front and back were suitable. The back is also designed to be longer than the front, so when she leans forward, there is not a gap at the waist line.