Prettiest 2000s Marni by Consuelo Castiglioni Vivid Blue & White Floral Print Dress

This is the prettiest Marni dress from the days when founder Consuelo Castiglioni was the head of the company still and was acting Creative Director. The brand launched in 1994 and quickly became known for it innovative prints and the way she mixed and matched colors. This is classic Marni from this time period and one of the prettiest dresses from the brand that I have seen.  It is easy to wear piece and that bright vivid blue and white floral block print make it the perfect dress for summer. The bodice is cut to skim over you and it has a notched front under a scooped neckline. The waist is just gently nipped in and then you can cinch it in further with the attached braided cord / rope belt. Where the rope pulls through the front it is gathered and this adds some of the volume that you see above and below the waist. Using cord for the belt is a classic quirky Marni touch that gives it a nod to a nautical theme too. The skirt falls under that from the subtle pleating worked around the front as mentioned above, gradually widening out as it nears the hem. The subtle volume it has from the front pleats and the fabric choice are another signature Marni touch from this time period. The fabric is a crisp cotton that feels like it has a slight coating that helps to hold the shape. It is very easy-to-wear and travel with and is a great example of her work during this time period. Plus it has a hidden pocket on one hip. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with a hidden set side zipper. One pocket along the ship on the side opposite to the zipper. The waist is adjustable with the belt. Tagged a Marni 42

Bust: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 40.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4031

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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