New picture above. Still want to return.

Yep, it’s not to be. I recommend this to anyone with a longer waist though. It’s lovely.

Ahh! Yes! The dress needs pressing so I get that and the fabric is quite thick so I can see it won’t work in NY.

I actually like it on you, love the length and I think it is a fun flattering look. But the best judge of that is you. Sounds like too many negatives in your mind to be worth keeping.

RobinF, at the end of the day, I didn't feel fab in it. That doesn't mean it looked bad, at all, but something was off in my mind and I couldn't un-see it. Onwards!