I bought this dress on eBay as a warm-weather replacement for the hard-to-find retired Summer Dress for my PM Felicity. While it's not my favorite of her outfits and, like many of you, I prefer the Rose Garden Gown as a "meet" outfit, it's still very nice. The fabric doesn't bother me, either. Seems like it would be fine for a hot day in Virginia! I love the little flowers, too. They're a cute touch. Can't comment on the accessories or socks, since the eBay package only came with the dress.