The Maria makes a beautiful dress or coat with its mandarin collar and statement row of buttons running down the front.
As a dress it suits being made with a single row of buttons and a number of sleeve options; no sleeves, cap sleeves or 3/4 sleeves. In linen it makes a chic summer dress, in silk, a striking and glamorous occasion dress and in wool a great work dress in more demure colours such as classic black or navy with ivory trims and buttons.
As a coat or coat dress in a beautiful wool, it can be made with two rows of buttons for extra drama or with one and with 3/4 or full length sleeves. Red wool with black detailing is a striking colour way, navy or black with ivory is always classic, ivory with black detailing is very chic.....there are so many beautiful options...