I really like this dress. In fact, it might be my favorite historical Christmas dress. I wasn't sure what to expect quality wise after reading the reviews, but I'm very pleased with it. I probably wouldn't have chosen this one for my DD, but she picked it out herself and, as always, I think it is so much prettier in person than in the catalog.
Ours is Mattel, and the weight is definitely heavier than Felicity's travel/meet gown or Christmas gown. The colors looked how I expected they would, and I think the bright shades complement Addy's skin nicely.
I think this would be a pretty "modern" Christmas dress for any doll.