adele simpson

1960s Velvet & Gold Adele Simpson Dress

Adele Simpson is a wonderful American designer and when her pieces hit the mark they are hard to beat. This lovely little velvet is one of those pieces. The skirt is swingy and surprisingly fully - the gathers where it sets into the† waist add to the fullness but that wide waist band really take out any bulk and make it feel kicky and fun. The top balances that skirt with an almost pheasant cut - wide sleeves that are very full and gather in with an elastic and a wide square† neckline give it that feel. The waist band is super - 8 inches wide and made of a silk shot through with copper threading to create striping. In excellent condition.

Inset shoulders: 13"
Sleeves: approx 16"
Bust: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 12" from shoulder to top of waist band
Waist Band: 8"
Skirt: 20" from bottom of the waist band to bottom hem

Fully lined in black silk. It closes at the back with a painted zipper and snaps. Each cuff has elastic in it.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML (6-8)

Item# D351

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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