A-line, straight and fit & flare – the Marimekko archetype silhouettes tried and tested by Stephanie Broek
To make the getting dressed game feel like a breeze, we proudly introduce the new Marimekko archetype silhouettes, featured in our dresses, skirts, and blouses. We invited fashion muse Stephanie Broek to style our archetypes in her way and to pick a favorite.
Recognizing the different silhouettes that best compliment your figure and personality is a quintessential part of building a signature style. The three new archetypes are modernized versions of the iconic Marimekko dress shapes we’ve been presenting through the decades – the reason our empowering, beautifully airy pieces have become so loved around the world. We asked fashion editor and creative consultant Stephanie Broek to choose the silhouette that best works for her.
After you’ve found your favorite archetype, you can start playing with different lengths and fits within the archetype silhouette and dress them up or down. “I am always looking for a contrast or an edge. Fashion enhances my personality and different sides of me, which I love, but before buying a garment, I always ask myself: Will I still wear and love this in five years? If the answer is no, I don’t buy it. I treat my wardrobe as a showroom full of perfected pieces that fit my body like a glove and are timeless and versatile. When the foundation is in order, I do occasionally love to dress up and go all out,” Stephanie reveals.
“After trying all three Marimekko archetypes, I realized that all of them are versatile and suitable for any body type, but the straight silhouette is very chic and to me it feels the most like me. When you feel comfortable, it shows.”
– Stephanie Broek