1940s Early Adele Simpson Vintage Dress Rare Pleat Details 6 For Sale
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1940s Early Adele Simpson Vintage Dress Rare Pleat Details 6


This very early vintage Adele Simpson dress has some of the most incredible details. The dress is black rayon crepe and has amber colored buttons up the front, a fabric belt and outstanding pleating. You can see how the pleats below the waist line are so unusual, and even the way the cuffs are pleated is unique. The buttons can be buttoned up much higher than I have shown, so that the pointed collar becomes high necked. This dress came from an outstanding estate I acquired that included vintage clothing from the most important designers of the 20th century. Unfortunately, the dress does have some fading in a couple of places but it is such a beautifully designed piece, and is otherwise in absolutely perfect condition and was most likely never worn. I estimate this dress to be a modern day size 6 but encourage you to use the measurements as a guide. BUST: 36” WAIST: 26” LENGTH from nape of neck to waist: 18” Length from waist: 30”.


  • Designer
  • Brand
    Adele Simpson
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    There are faded sections on one sleeve and near the hemline.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Bust
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Waist
    26 in. (66.04 cm)
  • Seller location
    Portland, OR
  • Seller reference number
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