Black is not good for Ingénues, it would be better if you could choose either soft grey, purple or blue for mourning clothes, but this is one example on how you could use black. Note the skirt length and shape, sleeves and collar. Ingenue details.
""I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles." -Audrey
Interesting combination of full, short skirt with empire waist. I also really like the wide neckline and rose detail. If it were my dress and I wanted it louder I'd consider taking off the roses and doing some gold embroidery (sari-style?) in that spot.