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Vintage Albert Nipon Sheer Floral Dress With Sash Belt & Gathered Sleeves



This is a fabulous vintage Albert Nipon Boutique light blue and green floral 3/4 sleeve length dress with waist belt. We love that this dress is so blousy and the sleeves are so voluminous ! Pearl Nipon, Albert's wife, was the designer for the brand, and we are obsessed with her creations! Truly easy to wear, pretty dresses in beautiful patterns and prints! This pretty dress has a round neckline with fabric covered buttons. There is an elastic band at the waist and the shoulders have gathered fabric with a fixed cuff, secured with a fabric covered button and metal snap. The waist belt is 4" wide and fits up to a 30" waist. It is secured with metal snaps and 4 hook and eye closures. These dresses are semi sheer and were meant to be worn that way, but you can always wear a slip, wide bandeau and shorts or whatever will make you feel the most comfortable! Made in Hong Kong of 100% Polyester. Labeled size 12, but we estimate this would best fit a modern day US size 8/10 depending on the size of your waist, so please refer to the measurements! BUST: up to 40" WAIST: 30" HIPS: 42" SLEEVE LENGTH: 20" SHOULDERS: 14" LENGTH FROM SHOULDER TO WAIST: 19" LENGTH FROM WAIST TO HEM: 27" LENGTH FROM SHOULDER TO HEM: 45" LENGTH OF BELT: 30" WIDTH: 4"


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  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: See measurements in Description (NA)Bust: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Waist: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    Hong Kong
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 37081stDibs: LU223212700952

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    Ships From: Beaverton, OR
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About the Designer

Albert Nipon

The chic fashion label Albert Nipon began in 1954 as a maternity-wear company founded by married couple Albert and Pearl Nipon in their native city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pearl, who’d been cutting and sewing fabric since she was a child, had previously run a dress shop with her sister before marrying Albert in 1953. When she was pregnant, Pearl found that the available clothes for expectant mothers “looked just terrible,” as she told WWD in 1974, so she decided to design her own line. Called Ma Mère, their company grew into a successful enterprise, eventually home to more than 100 stores nationwide. In the early 1970s, the couple decided to sell the maternity business to focus on a high-end women’s fashion label they named Albert Nipon. Pearl maintained the role of couturier, and her natural elegance and flair for fashion design helped make Albert Nipon an enduring success.At the time of Albert Nipon’s founding, pantsuits and separates were in fashion. Despite this, the Nipons chose to focus on dresses. Pearl and Albert knew that their dresses — with their woven and natural fibers, intricate details and chic European sensibility — were unlike others on the market. The label would become known for its use of pussycat bows, elegant collars, cuffs, tucks and pleats. Their risk paid off, and at its peak Albert Nipon was generating $60 million in annual dress sales.Celebrities such as Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Walters and Rosalynn Carter wore Albert Nipon’s designs, and major retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor carried the house’s dresses. Pearl Nipon’s instinctive sense of what women wanted their clothes to look like — stylish, feminine, comfortable and with unusual detailing — made Albert Nipon one of the most popular labels of its time.Find vintage Albert Nipon dresses, scarves and other accessories on 1stDibs.
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Located in Portland, OR
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