This Zara silk shift lacked zip. I got it for a good price, and it is lovely silk with full lining, but not very comfortable and elegant but drab.
I cut off the sleeves and inserted them into the dress. Then created a slit in the dress to add a wedge in order to both widen the hemline and integrate the new sleeves with the overall look of the dress. I topped it off with a button at the apex of the wedge.