I bought the Bourbon color and wore it so much that I went back and purchased the black. It feels like you are wearing your favorite sweatshirt while you look like you are in a little black dress. It is great to throw on after a bike ride, to wear to an art opening or on a date. I have received compliments at work and from friends. I just returned from a funeral out of town and packed both dresses and a couple pair of boots. It has a very flattering fit and my old college friends wanted to try it on in the hotel room. I wear them both all the time and probably should get another color. I am an avid cyclist and I am often on long rides where afterwards I have to change in impromptu locations, this dress has been great to transition to dinner or other events. Gosh I also wore it to the symphony. I do like this dress! I hope Merrill will make more dresses for Spring, Summer and Fall that have such a flattering fit, and have a fabric weight that hides all imperfections as this one does. I would be more that happy to consult. :-) The scooped neck line of the cowl is very feminine and very attractive. I agree on the tight fit of the sleeves, it makes them hard to push up. I washed mine and hung it to dry and it looks great and was ready to wear.