I thought the blow would be softened by some hot jeans from Rue La La but turns out they're not meant to be either. My long torso killed this deal. Low rise is just too low sometimes.
All is not lost, however. I got another package in the mail to prevent today from being a total washout. To my delightful surprise, the green polka dot fabric is the ideal weight for a trench coat. Looks like that's next on the cutting table.