Completely wearable and interesting skirt, and yes I will see if I can find a zipper for the back that doesn't look like it should go in a kid's parka. The top too is very nice, can be worn in or out, with a jacket or not. What's not to like?
Both this dress and the skirt below have gathers across the middle which worked for me in the Queen dress so I may step out and try again. More comfortable maybe and easier on the stomach than a tight front. We'll see, worth a try for sure and the dress is for a stretch woven. I teach long hours on my feet and comfortable is good.
A beautiful dress and not sure if I have an event in mind for this one, but if an event appears in my social calendar I know what pattern I will be reaching for.