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Late 1940's Adele Simpson Cherry Red & Blue Satin Party Dress


This early Adele Simpson design is the epitome of a fun party dress. The cherry red satin fabric is accented with navy blue flowers and provides the right amount of stiff structure to create both a cinched and flared silhouette. The dress zips and hooks at the back with a portrait neckline embellished with blue nude illusion lace (Please note that the dress is too small for the mannequin and could not fully be zipped as depicted in photographs 7 & 8.) The back bodice drops to a 'v' at the base of the zipper and the skirt has inverted pleating to create volume and swing...perfect for dancing and sashaying. The dress is in very good condition considering the age though there is a stress mark on the fabric at the crease under the left arm as shown in photograph 10. Due to the thickness and weave of the fabric, the stress mark is visible only on the surface and is not an actual fray. Otherwise, the fabric integrity appears to be sound. In addition, the original Adele Simpson label is missing in action though it was intact the first time I had an opportunity to see the dress. SIZING & MEASUREMENTS The size is unmarked though it best fits a size 0 - 2. As the photographs indicate, the torso and waist measurements are the challenge. Bust 32" Waist 22" Torso Above the Waist 25" Full Hips 39" Approximate Shoulder Length Taken at Back 16.5" Length From Shoulder to Hem 38.25" Length From Shoulder to Waist 14.75"


  • Designer
  • Brand
    Adele Simpson
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material notes




    Hook and eye




  • Condition
    Good. Stress mark to fabric under one arm and missing designer label...please see description for details.
  • Marked size
    Unmarked (Best Fits 0-2) (US)
  • Bust
    32 in. (81.28 cm)
  • Waist
    22 in. (55.88 cm)
  • Hip
    39 in. (99.06 cm)
  • Seller location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference number

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