"Being a natural tone, brown equates to trust and someone being down-to-earth. Brown is often used by designers to represent people who are intellectuals. It is a solid color regularly capable of replacing black as a stable in the closets of the fashion forward." - FW Editor.
So a brown dress is probs not at the top of the list, but it never hurts to try anything, right?!? Well ofc I'm rite =P. So yea, in choosing a brown dress which is difficult since our skin varies in tones of brown; you don't want your dress to be the same color as you, cause den that would just look nasty. We're looking for a level of contrast; hence if you're pale you cud try a chocolate brown dress and well if u're chocolate n u wear a chocolate dress.... that screams mess =)