Charlotte and Jane a little gem making big waves


Charlotte and Jane” is an Irish design label which specializes in custom made 1940′s and 1950′s inspired dresses and suits. Charlotte Cargin, a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Jane Skovgaard,  a fine art graduate of Durban Technikon, specialising in drawing and textiles, are the designers and visionaries behind this superb brand.charlotte janeOne of the many beauties of Charlotte and Jane is that in their stunning range of timeless, elegant, classics styles, there is the perfect dress or suit for every age, shape,size and occasion with fabulous vintage bridal dresses, beautiful mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses and outfits, glamorous work suits, prize winning dresses for the races, black tie, cocktail and afternoon tea dresses. So whether you are looking for an outfit to wear to a wedding or to lunch and whether you are an apple shape a pear shape or an hourglass – they have the perfect dress for YOU!Select a style from their exquisite selection and have it made to your desired fit and length in your choice of colour and fabric from their extensive range. Charlotte and Jane will be on hand to offer advice and guidance at every stage and expert styling tips for your bespoke dress and measure you for the ideal fit.

Everything is made locally by their team of talented seamstresses and each dress takes approximately 4 weeks to make, which includes a fitting at the semi made stages….

This is the ultimate shopping experience. We are all different sizes, shapes, heights and ages, we all have different likes and dislikes with our body, different colouring and we all have different occasions. We are all absolutely unique and need a unique piece that is perfect for us.

This is a guaranteed way to look your most fabulous and be your most glorious.

We now meet each customer individually at our studio in Kinsale or at a traveling studio event around the country and we make each dress to each clients unique figure. Our studio is bursting with gorgeous fabrics,  wools and linens from all over Ireland, silks from our trip to India, customized embroidered jackets, vintage buttons, quirky vintage head pieces and hats for styling ideas and racks of our gorgeous sample dresses made in a glowing array of colours.

Whilst its a small studio, we are a steadily growing business . We love what we do and with some customers coming back for their sixteenth dress we feel we are doing something right!


Here you can see the full range of Charlotte and Jane vintage styles. All of these beautiful styles are available in any of their fabrics and colours, in any size and in any length. Most styles are available with or without sleeves and with your choice of sleeves from a selection of options. The possibilities are endless and you can create your perfect dress when you meet with the designers for your personal appointment.
Silk dresses are from €275, wool dresses are from €255 and linen and cotton dresses are from €185. Prices are for custom made dresses including your fittings, exclusive of 13.5%VAT


Imelda May

 Imelda May
 ”I love Irish Designers Charlotte and Jane. They offer such an amazing service and will adapt any style to your specifications. How cool is that”? – Imelda May.


Studio Opening Times ~ Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm & Saturday 10am – 1pm.
Charlotte and Jane,
The Grove,
Compass Hill,
Co Cork.
To book your appointment for your beautiful vintage dress or outfit please email
or telephone + 353 (0)21 4709855

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