adele simpson

1970s Adele Simpson Coral & Gold Lurex Dress

This Adele Simpson dress is a beauty. and the photographs do not do it justice for how it looks in real life. In person the entire dress glitters and glimmers in the light. The fabric is a light weight knit whose color is a deep coral that has a fabulous gold lurex thread woven through the entire surface of the dress. The combination of gold and coral is striking and will work on most skin tones very well. To offset that glittering gold the lines are kept ultra simple which really allows that amazing fabric to shine through and become the main design element. It is cut long and lean with a sleek and fitted upper bodice with long sleeves and a slightly scooped neck. This glides down in a sleek line to  the floor. As it nears the hem, the skirt gently widens. It is fully lined so very forgiving on despite the knit. The cut is done to make you appear as long and lean as possible. If you like it in the photographs you will love it in person as the camera comes no where near capturing the warm glow the dress has from the gold. Excellent condition.

Fully lined, except for the sleeves, in a coral silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Each cuff has a hidden set snap to close.

Sleeves: 22.5"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5-15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 54" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2178

Reference Photo: Amanda Lee Shirreffs (see the complete blog post on this look here)

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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