A sailor collar is a classic touch, as is the white and blue and red color scheme. Notice the overall "crisp" feel to this dress. Yes, it's a full skirt, which reads feminine - but this is a brisk, efficient feminine.
cocktail party dress in cobalt silk satin, with embroidered ruffle organza skirt, fitted bodice, petal front open silk skirt, and embroidered organza ruffles embellished underskirt. No maker label. <The first thing I saw was a style TARDIS dress>