ISABEL MARANT VINTAGE IKAT PRINT DRESS

Isabel Marant Ikat print dress | Jessica Buurman lace up flats

This dress was my first ever Isabel Marant purchase…
I still love it today as much as the day I bought it. It’s a collector’s item, as are many of her pieces, that I shall never part with. Bit of a fan?….much.
This particular dress is the definition of versatility for the many different ways it can be worn, today I’m wearing it neat with only an All Saints tank dress underneath for modesty & my Jessica Buurman lace up ballets. With this dress I can create many completely different looks literally to suit the weather. For example dark J Brand flares, a leather jacket, heavy scarf & knee-high boots for winter or light denim skinny ankle grazer jeans, a belt to cinch in my waist & pumps for spring. I’ve also worn it with thick wool tights, a denim jacket & dicker boots on a chilly autumn day.
The painter smock style of billowing elbow length sleeves & the slightly gathered low scoop neck is given the feminine edge by using gossamer fine cotton with a pretty ikat print of blue, pink & green. I’m wearing my vintage Chanel CC charm choker as a bracelet & OPI peppermint coloured nail varnish called That’s Hula-rious. Incidentally, Lulu my 5 year old, asked if I was wearing toothpaste on my nails….hmmm may have to re-think this colour?

Isabel Marant Ikat print dress | Jessica Buurman lace up flats

Isabel Marant Ikat print dress | Jessica Buurman lace up flats

Isabel Marant Ikat print dress | Jessica Buurman lace up flats

Isabel Marant Ikat print dress | Jessica Buurman lace up flats

Chanel Vintage CC bracelet

Chanel CC Vintage necklace worn as bracelet

Chanel Vintage CC bracelet

Isabel Marant Ikat print dress | Jessica Buurman lace up flats

Isabel Marant Ikat print dress | Jessica Buurman lace up flats

Dress – Isabel Marant | Shoes – Jessica Buurman | Sunglasses – Prada | Bracelet – Chanel vintage

Do you have a dress you can style several different ways? See ya, Mx

  • Comments ( 4 )

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    Samantha

    Two new ideas for me! Dresses as tops, and necklaces as bracelets. Thanks heaps, Samantha

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Yep that’s right Samantha, I’m always on the lookout for alternative ways to wear my wardrobe. As Vivienne Westwood said…”Buy less, choose well, make it last!

  • avatar
    keit

    Oh wow, this dress….so interesting, never seen anything quite like it! I love the easy breezy feel of it and those rad sleeves! And the pattern is quite pretty! And freaking adore the lace up flats, omg, now I need the exact kind of awesome shoes in my life, really want! *_*
    Haha, what’s wrong with tooth paste colored nails, me likey!
    I have a black slip dress that goes with basically everything, awesome for layering too!

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Aww thanks Keit it’s kind of you to say. I’m wondering if you like the sleeves because they’re sort of piratey?! Perhaps I’ll try the toothpaste nails with another outfit & give it a second chance x

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