Marlies Dekkers is a Dutch fashion designer known for her lingerie line Undressed.

Marlies Dekkers was born in Oosterhout, the Netherlands on 29 November 1965. Marlies Dekkers (1965) graduated cum laude from the Sint-Joost Academy of Art and Design in Breda in 1991. The famous “mooning dress” from her graduate presentation is still a talking point. Determined to bring her own lingerie brand to the market, Marlies Dekkers secured a start-up grant from the government. She received a bursary of 16,000 euros from the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In 1993, she started her own company as a young entrepreneur from a two-room flat and launched her lingerie brand “Undressed by Marlies Dekkers”. It is remarkable that, in addition to the design of her lingerie, Marlies also handled the production management, the promotion, the sales and the distribution aspects. Some time later, her then husband Peter Wagenaar and her sister Anja joined the company.

Marlies Dekkers has proven her many talents. Her designs have been accepted, nationally and internationally, as refreshing, trendsetting and innovative. With her pioneering designs and her own philosophy, Marlies Dekkers has changed the lingerie market forever. She designs from her own vision of life and aims to give women selfconfidence. Her motto is “Dare to be”.

In addition to her creative talent, she has exceptional business instinct and a

perfect feel for marketing. Her versatility has also been demonstrated by the fact that she has written two books and outstandingly combined her work with caring for her nine-year-old daughter, Zilver.

The Look

She allows herself to be inspired by artists and philosophers. Her designs are known for their radiance of power and self-confidence, as well as for their groundbreaking style, perfect fit, detailed finish and the use of modern materials and innovative techniques.

Who Wears It

Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Anastasia, Rihanna, The Pussycat Dolls, Candy Dulfer, Pink, Nelly Furtado, Carice van Houten, Britney Spears

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