I noticed the Chocolate Cosmos dress when it rolled-out several months ago but only recently considered it as an option when I saw it pop back on sale. With the gorgeous floral print and silk material, it seemed like a great pick for the engagement party in May.
Overall thoughts: I like it a lot. I ended up buying a size 6 since it was the only size available during the recent promotion. It is a bit loose on me especially through my hips. However, I appreciate the extra room, as I don't intend to be shy with my celebration that night (<--the party is 2 days after the assessment for the teaching certification I've been working on lately. There will be MUCH to celebrate that night!) While the flared drop waist is probably not the most flattering on my body type, I think it makes this dress unique. I do wish it were more of a normal fit-and-flare, but I'm not sure that the drop waist is a deal-breaker.
The material is really interesting. It's silk, but feels more like textured cotton. And let's not ignore the fact that the floral pattern is insanely gorgeous. The darker color is actually a dark burgundy, and it matches my J.Crew Martina wedges in aubergine perfectly (although I'm not sure they're the best shoe for this look).
How do you like this dress? Think it's appropriate for the occasion?