Thanks all for your comments and suggestions. Very helpful.
Liz, I got the Emory in "Hazy Sky Fallen Blossom" which is a sort of light blue-grey with white, blush, and red dots.
Decisions made: I'm keeping Emory and Eleanor (the first two) and sending the others back. With my Topshop asymmetrical dress, that is four casual summer day dresses -- more than I've had in years. I also have a Comrags handkerchief hem cotton batik print which is slightly dressier -- can swing from day to night. And a dressy sheath, and dressy drop waist dress.
While I love the idea of a fit and flare for me, and they look nice enough (aside from the fit issues), somehow I don't feel quite right in the ones I've tried. I won't stop trying them. Eventually, the perfect one may come along. But it's not a need, whereas casual, easy-to-throw on day dresses are.
I'll probably try the dressier CM asymmetrical dress, too, because I typically have good luck with them in terms of fit. (Not always with the styles, which for at least a year were so cluttered with ruffles and furbelows I had to shield my eyes!) But asymmetry is my friend and I'm a sucker for silk. So...
My only minor irritation here is that I was not able to branch out more in terms of colour. Blue and white, blue and white, blue and white....seems like I never wear anything else! But I guess if it's not broken, don't fix it, right? Maybe next year we'll have a summer of berry tone items or blue reds, and I can stock up some more.
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