adele simpson

1970s Green & Gold Metallic Silk Adele Simpson Dress

I love this floating confection of a dress made from the most amazing green and gold metallic thread shot silk chiffon! Really a stunning fabric that is as light as air and moves perfectly! The silk chiffon base has beautiful medallions of metallic thread worked into it. The sleeves are left unlined and each has an elastic at the wrist so you get a soft billow effect. I love the how it just slips over the head and the neckline is left soft and open with a tie running through the neck to create soft gathers. The sash belt is is a combination of the same fabric and a gold metal cord and you can wrap it for added shape or lave it loose and easy. It feels as light as air when on - the lining is just a wisp of nude silk chiffon so the dress weighs very little! A really gorgeous piece from a great American designer. Excellent condition.

Fully lined through the body in a nude silk chiffon. Slips over the head to wear. Has its original matching belt.

Sleeves: 24.5"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2209

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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