Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Adele Simpson Convertible Dress - 1956

A seemingly simple dress and jacket set by Adele Simpson from the spring of 1956 takes a surprising turn.  In the small photo at the left, the dress appears to be one piece.  But remove that little bolero....and is that a strapless dress now?  Why, yes!  I believe it is!  3 looks in 1!  The ad calls this ensemble the "Important 'peel off' costume."  Made in imported Italian silk by Chardon Marche.

Photo from a full page ad for Adele Simpson that appeared in Harper's Bazaar, 1956.


jetsetsewing.com said...

Love the outfit, especially in Italian silk. It must have been fab! I don't know about that hat, though.

sewmuch2learn said...

What a great dress! I love the fact that hidden under all of those jackets is a strapless dress. The neckline is fabulous, the peaks are such a great fashion design.

Fashionista said...

Gorgeous frock. I would love to know what foundation garments were employed though!

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