This is one classic unstructured dress that falls straight from the shoulder, has no darts, little or no side contouring, and is designed not to be worn with a belt. It never worked before when I was lean now I go for it for that smart relaxed casual look.
I opted for flats since I knew there will be a lot of moving around. It looks great in soft fabrics.
If you are a pear shaped/triangle this one is for you especially with sleeves this length to create the hourglass balanced body.