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How can I fix this dress? (Color scheme is wonky)



I ordered this dress through taobao: 
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URL of original dress: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=11020yxW.3-1_4Qw.h-QwriP&id=10031270374&

The picture shown there is a white x brown x pink color scheme, and I noticed that the colors offered are brown and blue, so I decided to go for the blue.   I figured the brown would be replaced with the blue, but that was not quite the case.

The lace and bow are still brown, and I think the brown clashes with the navy.  What do you think?  And what can I do to fix this?  I think even the top seems fine, but it's the bottom where the lace runs parallel to the edge of the dress / perpendicular to the ruffles that particularly bothers me.  

I was thinking maybe I could get fabric dye markers and use black on them; that would work better with the navy at least.  I would try navy or white, but since brown is darker than both those colors, it doesn't seem like an option.  Ideas?  Should I try to fix it, and if so, how?  Or should I leave it as is?   

Edit: I'm considering leaving the lace as is, and just accessorizing with more brown.  I'm also thinking of switching the two bows.  I might take up aznmoonchild's suggestion on steampunk-ifying the dress, so if you have any ideas/suggestions on that, let me know!


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