This is the J Crew 'Belted Button-up Maxi Dress' in Bitter Lemon (it is also available in two other colours, white & pink):

I found it difficult to show exactly how long this dress is on me with a selfie, but I'm 5ft3.5 & it just hovers above the ground on me (so no dragging on the floor, but it also isn't ankle length on me, like it is on the model). I'd say the colour on the website is more accurate than my photos - I included the photos #7 & #8 to try & demonstrate how it's more of a warm than neon yellow. Do you think that it's still too bright for my colouring, though?

I've never bought anything from J Crew before, but they were in HK before closing their physical shops here because of COVID-19. I've heard horror stories about the brand's quality control these days, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised; you'll see I took photos of the dress with the sleeves at full length (buttoned to just past my wrist), pushed up *and* rolled up but they didn't bag out of place. The belt loops are securely stitched in place, with thread that is in the same colour as the dress fabric, and there are even extra loops of thread holding the lining to the skirt (did I mention it's *fully* lined? Not easy to find this feature in modern summer dresses!) I do wonder if the belt is slightly too low for my natural waist (you can see how loose it is when unbelted in photo #6) but I think the loose look is great for summer, considering it's 100% cotton and has *pockets*!

Anyway, just thought I would share what feels like a good summer dress with you all (machine washable cotton, available in multiple colours & just about structured enough around the shoulders & neckline to not look overwhelming when worn unbelted).

Lastly, I'd like to hear you weigh in: does this dress count as 'boho' (like we discussed in previous YLF blog posts & on @Shevia's thread)? What about when worn with the wide brimmed hat? Or is that more 'prairie' or Victoriana?

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