I think they look a bit garish on the outside especially since the lacking cord goes almost straight up and down.
My husband had the genius idea that I try it on inside out to see how I liked it. Much cleaner but there is still gaping under the bust. That's where all of the support comes from. I'm not sure if more lacing rings in that area or a different way of lacing or maybe just placing the lacing rings further away from the edge would help.
I already have a caul to cover my hair but since I'm still a week and a half out from the event for this costume, I'll have time for some accessories. I could do a partlet which is this bit with the collar.
Or removable sleeves or a petticoat or an apron. Hmmm... decisions, decisions.
So do you like the rings outside?
Or inside? I think they'd need a bit more tacking down on the inside to help the fabric lay properly.