Miranda Rinaldi 1990s Black Draped Faux Wrap Bead Embellished Midi Dress
Inspired by the needs of larger women, Miranda Rinaldi was established in 1980 and is a subsidiary of the world-renowned Max Mara Fashion Group.
With over three hundred stores worldwide, the label reevaluated the limitations of fashion sizing before using only the best photographers to help support a marketing campaign that for the first time, acknowledged that not all women are made equal.
With its debut collection unveiled in 1984, the label has flourished perhaps beyond expectation, and is now featured in many high-end retail outlets such as Harrods and House of Fraser, while selling directly from its online store.
However, for those looking for a more salubrious experience, the Marina Rinaldi Townhouse situated in Mayfair, London, provides a shopping excursion unlike any other, even offering a tailoring service should the need arise.
Needless to say, this is a designer label that understands its demographic, and clearly leads the way in this somewhat niche field.
This particular piece is a gorgeous v-neck faux wrap style dress featuring elegant sleeves with pleated top tapering to narrow at the wrists, while adorned with bead embellished piping at the waist and cuff, with a concealed back zip closure, adding up to a wonderfully chic design that drapes beautifully all over.
Designer Marina Rinaldi
Fabric No label present however looks and feels like polyester nylon
Size Label reads UK 21 but will fit UK 16
Excellent (see condition chart)
Measured flat without stretching (please double for complete size)
Neckline Opening 7″
Shoulder To Shoulder (across back) 17″
Bust (at widest point) 21″
Length (collar to hem) 38″
Sleeve Length (underarm to cuff) 16.5″
Sleeve Length (collar to cuff) 23.5″
Mannequin is UK 8-10 | Bust 31.5″ | Waist 24″ | Hips 34.5″
The dress was pinned for photography purposes