Early 1960s Designer Adele Simpson Red Plaid Suit- New!

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Size: Small


Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 36 inches + 91 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 19.5 inches + 50 cm

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder: 19.5 inches + 48 cm


Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (can gain one-inch by moving press stud & hook and eye)

Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

Length From Waistband: 23.5 inches + 60 cm

Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 cm

Seam Allowance: Feels generous but hidden by lining

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



* Stylish 1960s fine wool commercially made suit

* Fabric design features plaid pattern in red wool with black stitching

* Classic period silhouette with box jacket and straight skirt

* Jacket has long sleeves with slit at wrist

* Fold-over collar with centre front opening with no closures

* Two mock pockets at front

* Back has half belt decorated with two buttons

* Skirt is straight with waistband and very slight gathering at the front

* Fully lined, jacket in black and the skirt in red

* Couture-standard finishing with hand sewing

* Label reads Adele Simpson 

 Adele Simpson started her career as a designer at Ben Gershal in 1927. Her sister was employed there, and Gershal hired Adele after asking her sister about who made her dresses. In 1942 she went to work at Mary Lee, where she worked under her own name by 1944. She purchased the company in 1949 and remamed it Adele Simpson, Inc. Her husband, Wesley Simpson, designed many of the fabrics used in her early designs. She was known for her usage of fabrics, and for her practical, wearable designs. Adele Simpson was known throughout the 1970s and 1980s for chemise dresses and shirtwaists. After she retired in the early 1980s, the company was run by Adele’s daughter, Joan Simpson Raines. Designers are often carried away. They make sensational things. I’m tempted that way myself. Adele Simpson, 1976 (courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)



No notable flaws that I can see.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.



Stylish and impeccably tailored suit. Gorgeous colour and fabric as well. This suit is an excellent example of the finishing detail and practicality Adele Simpson is renowned for.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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