When I saw this dress on Emma Thompson in the movie 'Burnt', I swooned! After some digging, I learned that it actually belongs to her, and vowed to re-create something similar as it is the sort of frock that any woman would want to have as a wardrobe staple.
Introducing A SMOCK!
Basically, it's A SHEATH without back and bust darts, and cut straight down. The added fabric gives it a bell like silhouette, similar to Emma's, and I added a high neck for a bit of drama and coverage on chilly days.
Shown here in Autumn Blossom, this dress is perfect for the Holiday Season and well beyond!