This dress takes me out of my comfort zone in several ways. I normally avoid high necks. I tend to stick with the fuller skirt of the late 1930s/early1940’s. I am terrified by the though of combining prints. After making this dress, I’m still not sure about the high necks, but my mind has been opened about the slimmer skirts of the mid 30’s. As for combining prints, I think this dress would be more flattering in a solid color, but then I would really rather just live in all black, all the time.