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Adele Simpson

Black dress, circa 1955


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Constructed in silk satin, this Adele Simpson little black dress features a flattering off the shoulder neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. With a nipped in waist and full skirt, the dress has a classic 50s silhouette, while the back of the waist is embellished with a satin bow.


  • Constructed in black silk satin

  • Featuring a bow to the back of the waist

  • Zip fastening to the rear of the dress

  • Excellent condition with the original label, lining and fastenings

  • Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated

  • Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress

  • All vintage items have been pre worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece


Shoulder: 50cm

Bust: 94cm

Waist: 70cm

Hip: 100cm

Length: 110cm

Sleeve: 38cm 

We estimate this piece to be a UK size M

We have been as accurate as possible with the measurements provided, however please note that as vintage clothing does not follow modern standardised sizing we have created a size guide for reference. If you have any questions regarding sizing please use the ‘Need Help? Contact Us’ tab above

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How to ensure the perfect fit



From shoulder tip to shoulder tip.


The fullest part of your bustline.


From the outside of the shoulder to the cuff.


Your body’s natural waistline at its slimmest point, just above the navel.

5. HIP

Measure around the point of your hips at the top of the legs. This will be approximately nine inches below your natural waistline.


The distance from the top of your inner thigh to the ankle.


Lengths are taken from the highest point of the garment (the shoulder or the neckline) to the hem.