This is one of those dresses I come across occasionally where I need to use my imagination to visualise it how I would wear it.
This looked pretty bland at first glance, but I would never have teamed it with black tights. Squint a little and imagine nude stockings, a splash of red lipstick and immaculate waves and I think it has a beautiful 1940s inspired feel for evening. If you want a more modern look I might team it with some chunky splashes of red, maybe a belt or shoes.
That lace trimmed bodice is lovely, and a soft navy is sol flattering, I think this one is a hidden gem!