The 'Adele effect': Singer proves she's a fashion influencer after birthday dress sells out in hours

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Adele shows off her incredible weight loss in Elzinga black mini dress to celebrate her 32nd birthday. (Getty Images)

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Adele has been quiet on social media over the last few months, with her last Instagram upload dating back 23 December 2019 - until now.

The Hello hitmaker marked her 32nd birthday in quarantine with a celebratory post on the photo-sharing site on May 6, which saw her beaming with happiness as she stood behind a floral wreath in her garden.

The 32-year-old singer wore a black £595 Elzinga dress.

The designer garment was made from silk organza, boasting high neck detail, long puff sleeves and buttons on the side.

Buy it: ELZINGA Balloon-sleeve silk-organza mini dress | £595 from Matches Fashion

ELZINGA Balloon-sleeve silk-organza mini dress

The sartorial choice attracted a lot of attention and by Wednesday afternoon the dress was sold out on both Matches Fashion and Elzinga’s website.

In just a few hours the birthday post racked up over two million likes, and fans, as well as celebrity friends, flooded the star with well wishes.

Chrissy Teigen commented: “I mean are you kidding me”, while Burberry designer, Riccardo Tisci, wrote: “Happy birthday beautiful.”

For those who are looking to emulate Adele’s now sold-out style without such the hefty price tag, here’s a whole host of similar black mini dresses to buy now.

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