adele simpson

1970s Adele Simpson Off-Shoulder Pouf Sleeve Velvet & Chiffon Dress

This is a great little Adele Simpson dress that combines silk chiffon with a velvet. It is very well made and the velvet gives it a rich, luxurious feel. The bodice of the dress is a solid black velvet and then the sleeves and skirt are a chiffon that have  both dots and horizontal stripes in velvet running over the surface. The skirt is backed in a black fabric so you get a more layered feel and the fused dots and stripes play off of that layering effect. On the sleeves the fabric is left unlined above the 4" solid velvet cuffs so that the dots and stripes make a stronger statement. The neckline is cut wide across and elastic runs through the tops of each shoulder. This allows you to wear the sleeves off the shoulder, leaving them bare and exposed. You can also wear them higher up if you wish for a more standard neckline. Off shoulder pieces always look better on a real body then the dress form and this dress is no exception. It sits and will look, far better on a real girl. I love the fullness of each sleeve and how they pouf out above each wide cuff. It is quite fabulous and much better in person. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silk. It closes with a back metal and nylon zipper. Hand finished throughout. Each 4" wide cuff has a series of velvet covered buttons and velvet loops to close. The top portion of each sleeve has elastic running though it. It appears to have been worn very little, if at all

Sleeves: to 26"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam of inner lining
Bodice: approx 12.5" from top of natural shoulder to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3161

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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