I've decided to wait on the zipper until I dye my dress. I was really inspired by all the bright, beautiful colors on Anna Maria Horner's website. She designs fabric, sewing patterns, paints, and so many other artsy things. I also requested a book from the library on fabric printing, dying, stamping, etc. for more ideas. I want bright, happy, and colorful! I feel like my dress is already beautiful, but it's a long way from being finished. Thank goodness I have 62 days to get it together!