The are not showing up too well in this photo, but the pink buttons were definitely the way to go on the dress. Thanks for the input!
Sadly, I didn't have time to sew the matching belt or the petticoat I had planned to wear with the dress. But this still has a 50s feel to it and I must say, I think it will be fun to wear this dress with those pink pom-poms flopping around.
I'm bringing my camera so look for photos of the event soon!