This Comrags dress is a hand-me-down from a friend. I have no idea how old it is -- probably a decade or so. The style (with the wide V neckline) is not one I ordinarily wear. But the charcoal colour is good for me, it is super-lightweight, it's a modest below-the-knee length, and it does not wrinkle. The fabric is not stretchy at all but it is water repelling and wicking, so some sort of woven "tech." I find it surprisingly useful as a casual summer dress. And it definitely testifies to the longevity of tech and its non-fading properties. This is a true charcoal and does not fade.

Apologies for photo quality -- still don't have a proper mirror set up for selfies!

ETA: I just checked the fabric composition at Lyn's request -- it is a huge surprise to me, and may rule it out of the "tech" department, although it sure feels and acts like a fast-drying tech fabric. Anyway -- it is 64% linen, 18% viscose, and 18% polyester. What make you all of that?

On the neckline -- thank you all for your kind thoughts. I should clarify -- I adore V necks but usually aim for a narrower and shallower V for figure flattery reasons. I can't "fill out" most wide Vs. And even if I (almost) do (as here) I need to address proportional issues, i.e. show equal skin elsewhere or it looks disproportional on me.

Brooklyn gets it. I do sometimes wear a necklace with this to fill it in a bit, or a scarf.

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