Check out this elaborate shirtdress from Janet at Lanetz Living.
I can't tell if that kick pleat at the front is most amazing design detail I've ever seen, or whether it's essentially a sofa skirt. It could go either way. But the sleeve cuffs and the tuxedo-shirt collar are both genius.
I wish the bodice had princess seams than ran into the seams of that kind of tent-flap-button opening on the skirt …
As for the story, obviously Blue Dress is trying to hide her extremely recent rhinoplasty from Beige Dress, who is a notorious gossip. (See her squinty eyes? Dead giveaway. Of either gossipiness or myopia.)
So: yea or nay on that skirt pleat? Leave your answer in the comments and show your work.