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vintage 1950's dress ...exquisite designer ADELE SIMPSON floaty floral with sequins & hand-stitched appliqués

vintage 1950's dress ...exquisite designer ADELE SIMPSON floaty floral with sequins & hand-stitched appliqués

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we need to preface this description with the fact that these photos do not do this dress justice... the lighting washed it out a bit (we're working on that)

true vintage 1950's designer ADELE SIMPSON floaty gauzy floral dress with sequins and hand-stitched appliqués around her bodice and skirt

with all the details you'd expect from a high-end boutique designer dress... 

(1903-1995) Adele Simpson started her career as a designer at Ben Gershal in 1927. Her sister was employed there, and Gershal hired Adele after asking her sister about who made her dresses. In 1942 she went to work at Mary Lee, where she worked under her own name by 1944. She purchased the company in 1949 and remamed it Adele Simpson, Inc.

Her husband, Wesley Simpson, designed many of the fabrics Adele used in her early designs. She was known for her usage of fabrics, and for her practical, wearable designs.

Designers are often carried away. They make sensational things. I’m tempted that way myself.” -Adele Simpson

(Courtesy of vfg)

The Halle Brothers Co. (pst 1891) was one of Cleveland, Ohio’s leading department stores. During most of its 91 year history, Halle’s focused on higher-end merchandise which it combined with personal service.

*shown with an extra puffy crinoline but not meant to be worn with one as it already has two underskirts


  • classic silhouette with a fitted bodice and a full skirt
  • hand-stitched appliqués and sequins around the bodice and skirt
  • wide neckline with double bra strap holders at each strap
  • cummerbund belt that hooks at the back
  • inside waist hooks
  • tulle crinoline underskirt
  • organza underskirt
  • bodice lined in organza
  • back metal zipper

 *accessories NOT included


Measurements given are ''actual'' measurements of the item taken from the outside of the garment. Please consider your individual comfort and compare measurements accordingly. For more information regarding our sizing, or measurement process please review our



bust-34", waist-25, length-45"




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