I contemplated wearing this as a maxi skirt, rather than as a midi dress, but since it's my sister's dress, I decided I didn't want her worrying about it stretched on my hips or what have you (or whatever issue she may have with it, she wasn't around to ask). I keep thinking this dress is more zebra striped, and yet in brown and ivory, rather than black. However, I stuck with brown belt and boots anyway. This dress makes me a little rectangular (which is why I decided against wearing it to the wedding this last week), but belting it and adding a cropped sweater to emphasize a waist helps a lot. In fact, Scott didn't even notice it was the same dress. We'll take that as a sign of my waist creating skill and not his inability to recognize details.