I decided to sew the Simplicity 2178 Cynthia Rowley dress - I am of doing View A minus the strap and the shoulder tie (just a seam).
Here is the Cynthia Rowley Resort 2010 version of the dress (Below). I love the color blocking with the coral and the white.
There a a few reviews of this pattern on www.patternreview.com that will be very helpful when I sew this baby together. It seems a few people had some little issues with how the bodice, waistband and skirt attach together. But I don't think I will let that deter me...I love this dress!