1970s Marita by Anthony Muto Pink Jeresey Wrapped Halter Dress
Anthony Muto launched his Marita label in 1971 with a focus on affordable evening wear with a relaxed sportswear feel. He did not believe in 'throwaway' clothing and the items for this line were well made and meant to last. Jersey is a notoriously difficult fabric to work with and on this dress he uses its fluidity and drape as an asset. The color choice also adds to the impact and I love the bright pink of it. The fabric is slinky and sensual and the cut is extremely flattering once on the body. The halter is suspended by two tiny straps and there are two very long panels attached along the top bodice. These cross over each other and then wrap around the bodice. You can then wrap them around the waist, wrapping either once or twice, so that the ties hang in either the front or the back. I love the low dipping back and slight fullness through the skirt. The color and cut are very flattering on a wide range of skin tones and bodies. This is an easy to wear and flattering dress. Excellent condition
The dress is unlined though the skirt and a double layer of the same jersey through the bodice. It closes with a low back zipper. The attached ties are meant to wrap around the body and tie. The fabric has a bit of stretch. Pockets along the seams of the skirt
Bust: 16-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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