I like a lot of styles on the Marni site, not that I could afford or even wear any of them but the design elements are thoughtful. There are few if any coffin clothes in evidence. I’m not wild on the color of the style I’m using for today’s example but its details are unique and worth the bother of analyzing. For your convenience, you can click on each photo above to see a larger image of the details in question.
I definitely wouldn’t put pockets like that off to either side -and on an empire waistline no less. But that’s just me. If you’re thin and slender busted, it would probably look great on you. Point is, I really don’t care what it would look like on me, I just want to know how to replicate the pocket effects. With the close up, it might not be as you imagined either.
I really like the dress back. There’s an asymmetrical seam running from one shoulder to the opposite hip. What I can’t tell is whether the deliberate fullness released in the seam line (just below the waist) is just that or whether the effect merely starts there but is a draped fold fulling at the hip, following the line of the asymmetrical seam. Being able to have a better look at it would help because I’d draft rather than drape it.
So what’s your take on it? Feel free to submit your ideas on any or all of these design elements. There’s plenty to play with.