Daily Archives: January 5, 2010

1965 Junior Fashions

Montgomery Ward Catalog Fall/Winter 1965

Described on page 7: Frank Saunders of London designs Separates with a British Accent for Wards, Brentshire Designer’s Collection…Zesty, new separates of 100% wool that’s been woven in Scotland and tailored in England with all the care of the meticulous British.

Our Cover Suit
A great new look in sprightly plaid! Hipster jacket puts the accent on a lowered collar and belt in solid color. Sleek pants tapered to the ankle. Hidden side zip, lined waistband. $29.97

A two-eyelet tie that’s a real softie- the unlined vamp does it. Calf uppers. 1 1/4″ heel. Black and red, as shown. $9.97

This suit is influenced by Carnaby street (London) designs. Not long after the beginning after the British Invasion in music, everything British became cool, or hip as the MW blurb termed it. On televison, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. featured a very suave Napoleon Solo and his British sidekick, Illya Kuryakin. David McCallum may have been playing a Russian, but we all knew where he was really from. Another side note, Solo’s Robert Vaughn was a mix of Cary Grant/James Bond – both British.

The pink one is similar to a dress that Haley Mills wore in The Trouble with Angels, which was released in the spring of 1966.

The boarding school uniform influence was also popular. The uniforms in The Trouble with Angels were grey wool sweaters and skirts.
The Trouble with Angels (1966)

My sister had the outfit with the fringe around the hem.

About this time I had a sailor dress like the one pictured above, and also the plaid.

It’s a cold day again today, and I was thinking about coats, and fashions; then I got this catalog down off of the shelf and … well … I was thinking about how differently we dress for the cold now.

So I took another look at Then.

More 1965 to come: shoes, purses, Ladies and children’s clothing.


Filed under 1960's, Fashion, Vintage catalogs