The dress certainly dried out lighter. After putting it on, I have decided that the edges (arm scythes and bottom hem) shall be left raw as they are. This is such a special piece of clothing, I will need a very good reason to wear it! For now, it looks gorgeous on a hanger in the closet.
It will need to be taken in with a belt at the waist, however.
Below is the dress layered over a black shift one that I like. It is very roomy.