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How to care for your vintage dresses

Owning vintage dresses is a great option. You are able to own pieces which are unique, flattering and most of all fashionable. But the advantages don’t stop there! Most of the time, due to their “used” label, vintage dresses are often less expensive than newer apparel and can be a thrifty way to achieve a lot of bang for your buck.  

However, there can be some challenges when it comes to caring for vintage clothing, dresses included. Often times, the fabric is more fragile and can stain, rip or wear easily. There is also the concern of being able to wear your favourite vintage pieces without having to worry about decreasing their value or condition. With this being said, there are some easy, effortless things you can do to ensure the longevity and durability of your most-loved vintage dresses.

For example, when it is time to clean and wash your most worn vintage dresses, consider only using professional dry cleaner services. Dry cleaning in general is a more gentle way to wash clothing and it is the preferred option when it comes to vintage duds. Ask around town for a referral; even though dry cleaning is generally a safe option you will still want to have an idea of the quality of services provided.  

Another great way to ensure that your vintage dresses are able to last another life time is to use garment bags regularly. It is quite common for some damage to be done while the clothes are simply hanging in your closet. Fabrics can get snagged on the zippers or tags of other clothing, vintage pieces can be dropped from their hanger and stained while bundled in with other clothes and vintage dresses can be shuffled into losing their shape. By investing in some plastic or cloth garment bags you can keep your vintage pieces separate from your every day clothing and can avoid any potential damage. 

And finally, one of the easiest yet most important points to remember when caring for vintage dresses; avoid contact with harmful alcohols, sprays and cleaners. This means, while getting ready for your big night on the town, spray your hair and perfume before getting dressed into your vintage stunner! The chemicals and alcohols in products such as perfume and hairspray can stain and weaken fabric easily and the damage done is very often irreversible.  

If you enjoy vintage dresses remember the points mentioned above. By taking some time, investing a small amount of money and avoiding certain behaviours, you can easily lengthen the life of all of your vintage pieces. 

 

 

1950S Vintage Dress & Bolero NEEDS MENDING & LOVE TOO CUTE bust 40
1950S Vintage Dress & Bolero NEEDS MENDING & LOVE TOO CUTE bust 40" empire 31"
   $9.99
Vintage 1970
Vintage 1970"s Ecru Poly Dress w/Bow at Neck Sz S
   $9.99
Vintage 90's Ann Tayor Silk Pale Cream W/ Blues & Pinks Flowers Maxi Dress B 34
Vintage 90's Ann Tayor Silk Pale Cream W/ Blues & Pinks Flowers Maxi Dress B 34
   $9.99
Vintage 90's Little Black & White Soft Knit Short A-Lined Dress Bust 32
Vintage 90's Little Black & White Soft Knit Short A-Lined Dress Bust 32" Wa 32"
   $4.99
Vintage 1960s-Fab Mod Red Navy Blue Go Go Abstract Shift Day Summer Dress L
Vintage 1960s-Fab Mod Red Navy Blue Go Go Abstract Shift Day Summer Dress L
   $19.99
Vintage Black Silk? Oriental Bell Sleeves Hollywood Glam Dress Night Robe Kimono
Vintage Black Silk? Oriental Bell Sleeves Hollywood Glam Dress Night Robe Kimono
   $13.99
Vintage 50's-60's Nelly Don Dress -
Vintage 50's-60's Nelly Don Dress -
   $9.95
VINTAGE 1970'S GREEN SLEEVELESS MAXI DRESS SMALL
VINTAGE 1970'S GREEN SLEEVELESS MAXI DRESS SMALL
   $14.95
Vintage Hal Ferman Accordion Pleated Dress sz12
Vintage Hal Ferman Accordion Pleated Dress sz12
   $8.00
Jeanne Crain - vintage dress worn in
Jeanne Crain - vintage dress worn in "You Were Meant For Me" Fox, 1948
   $800.00
Incredible Vintage 1950's Day Dress - LUCY, ETHEL, Fabulous Detailing Amazing!
Incredible Vintage 1950's Day Dress - LUCY, ETHEL, Fabulous Detailing Amazing!
   $38.00
Floral Dolman VIntage 30s Button front Taffeta Cropped Dress Waist Jacket Xs - M
Floral Dolman VIntage 30s Button front Taffeta Cropped Dress Waist Jacket Xs - M
   $25.50
VINTAGE PATIO SQUAW DRESS BLACK WITH SILVER AND BLUE RIC RAC
VINTAGE PATIO SQUAW DRESS BLACK WITH SILVER AND BLUE RIC RAC
   $59.00
Vintage 1960s/70s-Gorgeous Hunter Green Mod White Shift Day Summer Dress L
Vintage 1960s/70s-Gorgeous Hunter Green Mod White Shift Day Summer Dress L
   $17.99
Vintage 1960s/70s-Parues Feinstein-Fabulous Green White Mod Maxi Hostess Dress L
Vintage 1960s/70s-Parues Feinstein-Fabulous Green White Mod Maxi Hostess Dress L
   $17.99
Vintage 70s Adini Dress India Floral Hippie Festival Dress
Vintage 70s Adini Dress India Floral Hippie Festival Dress
   $68.00
Vintage EMMA DOMB Pink Dress Flowers Easter Sheet Tulle Shift Party Spring
Vintage EMMA DOMB Pink Dress Flowers Easter Sheet Tulle Shift Party Spring
   $109.98
Vintage Indian Gauze Cotton Dress Purple Maxi Ruffle Hand Blocked
Vintage Indian Gauze Cotton Dress Purple Maxi Ruffle Hand Blocked
   $199.00
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