I just got it because I returned her spring dress, which yellowed. I think it's lovely. The color is fabulous on her and the hair dodad is very pretty on her, too. It is an older style (meaning older girl, not older in time), I think, and makes her look a little more mature. The quality seems very very good. It takes a couple of days to hang out as the "petals" of velvet under the lace neckline kind of stick up a little when you first get them. I'm pleased with it.
I have had the locket pinned on Sam's Meet Dress since receiving her for Christmas 2005. It has darkened with time and doesn't seem to really shine up. I don't suppose we can expect too much as it isn't real gold. But it is worth mentioning that it doesn't stay shiny.
I give this dress and A+. I bought it on ebay because I loved the picture in the Autumn Bliss skin of Addy wearing it. The main reasons I love it are because it is LONG enough and it has a great shape. Some dresses are too short - for example, Samantha's talent show dress and Christma dress, though I still enjoy both of those, they are skimpy. This orange dress is not only long enough, but it has a nice full skirt that really holds its shape nicely. It stands away from her body all on its own, without any undergarments support. The green headband is a nice touch, too. I've very glad I have this dress.