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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. 

 

 

Vintage 70'S? Malia Honolulu Hawaiin Dress. Mushrooms.
Vintage 70'S? Malia Honolulu Hawaiin Dress. Mushrooms.
   $5.50
Vintage Wedding Dress Floral Mexican Crochet Lace Trim Ethnic Bohemian 70s Small
Vintage Wedding Dress Floral Mexican Crochet Lace Trim Ethnic Bohemian 70s Small
   $89.00
VINTAGE 80'S ST JOHN BY MARIE GRAY KNIT BLACK DRESS WITH JACKET
VINTAGE 80'S ST JOHN BY MARIE GRAY KNIT BLACK DRESS WITH JACKET
   $149.00
VINTAGE ST JOHN BY MARIE GRAY KNIT CABLE BLACK DRESS W BROACH SZ8 MINT!
VINTAGE ST JOHN BY MARIE GRAY KNIT CABLE BLACK DRESS W BROACH SZ8 MINT!
   $99.00
Vintage Floral Blue Casual Sundress Medium Dress
Vintage Floral Blue Casual Sundress Medium Dress
   $5.00
Vintage Gunne Sax Dress rare size actually fits a woman! Size small about a 4
Vintage Gunne Sax Dress rare size actually fits a woman! Size small about a 4
   $50.00
Vintage Original Victorian Era Dress Black True Vintage Black Velvet
Vintage Original Victorian Era Dress Black True Vintage Black Velvet
   $20.00
Vintage Aqua Blue 1950s Chiffon Party Dance Dress M
Vintage Aqua Blue 1950s Chiffon Party Dance Dress M
   $48.00
1942 Vintage Women's Dress
1942 Vintage Women's Dress
   $15.00
Ladies Red 1960s Vintage Dress
Ladies Red 1960s Vintage Dress
   $0.99
Vintage 1960s 50s Embroidered Floral Wedding Dress Gown XS S
Vintage 1960s 50s Embroidered Floral Wedding Dress Gown XS S
   $119.00
Vintage 1960's Check Summer Dress Small
Vintage 1960's Check Summer Dress Small
   $9.99
Vintage Ladies Buttoned Jacket Top/Dress - Back Pockets - Unusual
Vintage Ladies Buttoned Jacket Top/Dress - Back Pockets - Unusual
   $19.99
dress190 White & Black FLORAL 40's 50's ROCKABILLY SWING PROM VINTAGE DRESS
dress190 White & Black FLORAL 40's 50's ROCKABILLY SWING PROM VINTAGE DRESS
   $24.35
Vintage 60s S Hippie Cream White Crochet Floral Lace Boho Dress Sheer Sleeves sm
Vintage 60s S Hippie Cream White Crochet Floral Lace Boho Dress Sheer Sleeves sm
   $9.99
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