Man, this was a sewing win. Big time.
I'm 39 years old with a BMI that puts me in the obese range. I dress nicely when I am out and about because I think we should all dress nicely when out and about. Still, after a certain age/weight, a female is pretty much invisible.
Not in this dress. The first day I wore it I got seven compliments. SEVEN COMPLIMENTS! From people I encountered along the way, from random passers-by in the street, seven people told me how much they loved this dress. And I love it too. The cut and the colors. And the compliments.