This flattering princess-seam-fitted zip front sheath dress is by Adele Simpson, known for her classic designs and quality workmanship.
The dress is red, and the matching scarf is red white and blue polka dots; the scarf has a snap to attach it on one side of the neckline, and can easily be pinned to the other side, or, another snap(s) could be added to shape it as you wish.
We love this dress worn without the scarf, even more than with it!
It has slightly extended shoulders, and the bodice is manipulated with a fitting seam just below the shoulder line. There are faux welt pockets at the hip on each side, as well.
50" around the hem
37.5" Long from center back of the neck to the hem
6 and 3/8" from neck point to shoulder point (slightly extended shoulder)
Has a blue and white ILGWU union label
There is no fiber label; the scarf feels like an acetate or slick polyester. The dress fabric is a nice slubbed linen weave. This is fully lined, so we're unable to pull a thread to do a burn test; since it is a 60s dress, we assume it is most likely a poly blend rather than all linen, plus, it doesn't crush like 100% linen does.
Condition: excellent. We have not had this dry-cleaned, as our local cleaners have ruined garments we've taken to them, however this is remarkably clean as found.
We love to wear red white and blue for all summer holidays and events...patriotic holidays such as Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day all come to mind, perfect to wear red white and blue. Plus, the sleek lines of this dress worn without the scarf, make this a perfect candidate to wear for a nice dinner out, or summer cocktail party.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.