I shortened the back piece so that it no longer drags like a tail. It is folded underneath to still maintain some shape and robustness. Because the back is so puffy, it is hard to get in and out of my car. It is hard to sit on chairs. It is making me feel a little claustrophobic. I am still in denial that I have chosen this dress for this month, but I am starting to reconcile it by sewing almost exclusively with my absolutely favorite material: Lace.