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Availability: This garment is made in Florence, AL and ships in 2-3 days.

  • Description

    Our beloved Marlena Midi reimagined in a soft, forgiving knit. This simple dress is an unexpected workhorse - the V-neckline is reversible and can be worn in either the front or the back. Wide shoulder straps provide full, flattering coverage but don't broaden you. Armholes are cut high but not tight giving you room to move but keeping the look super clean. Made in a substantial, quality stretch cotton that molds to your body allowing this silhouette to work for many shapes and sizes.

    Named after the Wallflowers song, "Three Marlenas," this dress is a total chameleon. Wear on its own with the crew side in front for a modern, minimal, gallery curator vibe. Go V-forward for a dressier, simple look. Throw on an easy light jacket or try layering over soft, silk trousers. My personal favorite way to wear this is as a slim skirt layered underneath tunics and sweaters. Or, go full on Marlena, and layer under our tank version. Bonus round - wear the Tank and Midi necklines in opposing directions to get total coverage and a super interesting layered look!

    A simple piece that has more depth and purpose than most tank dresses. Organic, bias cut rolled edges trim all of the openings - a finish that honors the nature of the material and gels perfectly with the story behind the garment. This trim doesn't interfere with or contradict the nature of the fabric - it feels more like an extension of the way the material wants to behave naturally.

    The Marlena Midi also comes in Natural, Ochre, and Soft Black.

    Love this silhouette? It comes in other lengths and colors too - click here to shop The Marlena Series!

  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Heavy Weight Cotton Knit

    Fiber Content: 100% Organic Cotton

    Description: A super soft, organic cotton, stretch knit fabric. Sturdy rib knit that moves with your body but retains its shape. More structure and weight than a standard jersey but not too bulky or warm. Truly perfect for year-round wear. Durable fiber that washes and wears well.

    Care: Machine washable. Wash on cold, tumble dry warm, or lay flat to dry. Press on low with steam to remove wrinkles.

    *Cotton is a natural fiber and will fade and wear over time, which we love. If you prefer your garments to not show as much wear, hand wash and do not tumble dry.

  • Sizing & Fit

    Intended Fit: Slim fit through the chest and body, opens slightly at the hip but still remains slim, reversible v-neckline, perfect for layering.

    BODY MEASUREMENTS
    BUST WAIST HIP
    XXS 29" 23" 33"
    XS 30" - 31" 24" - 25" 34" - 35"
    S 32" - 33" 26" - 27" 36" - 37"
    M 34.5" - 36" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
    L 37.5" - 39" 31.5" - 33" 41.5" - 43"
    XL 41" - 43" 35" - 37" 45" - 47"

     

    GARMENT MEASUREMENTS*
    SIZE CHEST WAIST LENGTH
    (HIGH SHOULDER TO HEM)
    SWEEP
    XXS 14.75" 15.75" 44.75" 20"
    XS 15.75" 16.75" 45" 21"
    S 16.75" 17.75" 45.5" 22"
    M 18.25" 19.25" 46" 23.5"
    L 19.75" 20.75" 46.75" 25"
    XL 21.75" 22.75" 47.75" 27"

     

    *Garment measurements are taken flat, so double where necessary. All measurements are approximate, +/- a tolerance that is to be expected with handmade clothing.

    Visit our Sizing Guide for more information on how to measure yourself, how to select your size, and how to best use our garment measurements! Feel free to email us at support@elizabethsuzann.com for a sizing recommendation as well. We are always here to help!

  • Shipping & Returns

    Designed by Elizabeth Suzann and produced in collaboration with Alabama Chanin, each garment ships in 2-3 days. We encourage you to read about the inspiration behind this collection while you wait! 

    Once your garment arrives, we hope it becomes the most trusted piece in your wardrobe. If you’d like return for store credit or exchange for another size/style, that’s no problem. Return shipping is on us. Email support@elizabethsuzann.com to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.