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.