I can live with this dress being all of one piece; it would be complicated otherwise. I do think the skirt should be longer, and the cunning slippers needed to be wide enough to be worn with socks. They wouldn't likely look as dainty but too bad. Lissie wouldn't have shown bare ankles. We use other mob caps from our collection under the straw hat.
This dress has risen in price from $28 to $32. It's not a must-have in my opinion but it's a nice alternative dress for Felicity if you don't have some of her retired, more historically accurate gowns. Even at $32, it is well-made with lots of details. The hat is the best part!