ARCHIVE - 1960s Carol Brent Jackie Kennedy Style Ivory Brocade Dress

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This glamorous early 1960s ivory twin set is a real tribute to Jackie Kennedy's iconic signature look during this era. The brand is Carol Brent, a deeply popular ready to wear brand from America's first ever mail order company Montgomery Ward. The set is comprised of a sleeveless dress and a cropped faux fur trimmed jacket with 3/4 length sleeves in sateen brocade fabric with a swirl motif. The dress has a shallow scoop neckline and is beautifully tailored with princess seams and carefully articulated darting on the bodice to enhance the bust to waist ratio. The straight cut, knee length skirt fits snugly over the hips to create a tidy hourglass silhouette, with a central zip fastening at the reverse. The matching jacket is absolutely exquisite and fitted beautifully at the waist, fastening with a central button stand at the reverse with 5 oversize fabric covered buttons. There is a round neckline and the front of the jacket is subtly embellished on either side of the waistline with petite fabric bows. The faux fur trim on the cuffs emulates the effortless chic and glamour of this coveted look to perfection. In wonderful vintage condition, this lovely set would fit up to a US size 4, UK 8. An excellent choice for vintage bridal wear.

NOTE - the photos display the back of jacket with the poppers open. When worn these should be closed to give a neat, flush, tailored finish. 

Length - 36.83 cms / 14.5" 
Bust - 92.71 cms / 36.5" 
Waist - 66cms / 26" 
Sleeve Length - 33cms / 13" 
Across Back - 39.37 cms / 15.5"

Length - 95.2 cms / 37.5" 
Bust - 86.3 cms / 34" 
Waist - 66 cms / 26" 
Hip - 91.4 cms / 36"

NOTES ON DESIGNER: Montgomery Ward was the world’s first mail order catalog business. It was established in 1872. The business was catalog-only until 1926, when the first Montgomery Ward store was opened in Plymouth, Indiana. Carol Brent was the popular catalog's house brand.


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

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Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

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Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

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