I would cut out the chest area and add lace matching the sleeves. You could connect the top of the lace with the dress material so that it looks like a choker. If you made the lace in an upside down heart; that would look very pretty and subtly sexy.
Olivia Palermo fought off the winter weather in NYC in a chunky white knit sweater, animal-print skirt, black booties and a double breasted coat. She completed the look with a bright orange clutch by Olivia + Joy. // these boots are spectacular