This is the front, with the birdcage over the dress and little brads and embroidery thread to give the illusion of a bustier.
This is it from the side. I can so imagine the lady sweeping into a ballroom with her red and black gown.
and here is the rear view, with the two birdcages cut and joined together to give her a lovely bustle effect.
I don't know about anyone else but a couple of decades ago I would have worn this!! ;)