I personally like the dress, I do, however, think it would flatter someone a little more... erm... robust than the model wearing it? She very beautiful in that willowy thin way, but having the top AND bottom drape like that I feel is for other body shapes.
Some styles are made for her body shape, some for others.
Basically what I'm saying is: If you're thin like the model flatter your shape by wearing something a bit tighter up top. If you're a little thicker, the dress will look great.
The color man... Looks like what your shit would look like if you ate bricks... And the crochet thing on the top... Grandma-like. Not cute at all in my opinion. There are tons of more sophisticated looking maxis out there. Find them.