I'm tall and have long arms so great to find a dress that caters for me. I haven't worn the dress yet, except for trying it on, because the weather has been too warm. I like cotton fabric because I hope it means the dress will be durable, keep its shape, will wash well and won't suffer from that annoying pilling that wool does. It's great to see a garment in a deep Autumn brown. Black doesn't suit me so brown is my neutral colour and I can ring the changes by wearing with scarves in Autumn colours with the dress. It would be great to see the dress made in burnt orange, teal and deep coral and with other necklines such as V and deep curved. The waistline could also be slightly narrower to give more shape. I tried putting a belt with it to pull the waist in but that didn't look as good as I hoped it would. The dress needs a bit more natural shape.