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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 Sheer Cotton Gauze Dress - India - Tribal Print
Vintage Sheer Cotton Gauze Dress - India - Tribal Print
   $16.00
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vintage dress
   $22.00
VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY PINK FLORAL SUMMER HAZE DAY/TEA SASH DRESS, 8/10 (LABEL 10)
VINTAGE LAURA ASHLEY PINK FLORAL SUMMER HAZE DAY/TEA SASH DRESS, 8/10 (LABEL 10)
   $73.17
Womens Vintage Retro Rockabilly Floral Pinup 50s 60s Housewife Party Swing Dress
Womens Vintage Retro Rockabilly Floral Pinup 50s 60s Housewife Party Swing Dress
   $18.89
VINTAGE ST MICHAEL ENGLISH SWEET HEART RED BEAUTY ROSE BOUQUET SUMMER DRESS 16
VINTAGE ST MICHAEL ENGLISH SWEET HEART RED BEAUTY ROSE BOUQUET SUMMER DRESS 16
   $36.62
Vintage ROMANTICA by VICTOR COSTA -Floral Long Maxi Dress Vibrant Sunflower
Vintage ROMANTICA by VICTOR COSTA -Floral Long Maxi Dress Vibrant Sunflower
   $24.95
Vintage Retro Wedding Sheer Ivory Dress Size 6 Empire Styling & Custom Hand Made
Vintage Retro Wedding Sheer Ivory Dress Size 6 Empire Styling & Custom Hand Made
   $29.99
VINTAGE DRESS
VINTAGE DRESS
   $19.99
 Vintage Retro MOD 1950s 60s 70s Navy Blue Dress Size UK 10
Vintage Retro MOD 1950s 60s 70s Navy Blue Dress Size UK 10
   $18.99
American Angel 20's Vintage Pink Floral Tierred Lined Drop Waist Dress Small S
American Angel 20's Vintage Pink Floral Tierred Lined Drop Waist Dress Small S
   $13.99
Womens Vintage Retro Cocktail Party Evening Swing Summer Prom Dress Skater Skirt
Womens Vintage Retro Cocktail Party Evening Swing Summer Prom Dress Skater Skirt
   $25.60
Womens Pinup Retro 50's Vintage Swing Prom Coktail Party Dress Skater Dresses
Womens Pinup Retro 50's Vintage Swing Prom Coktail Party Dress Skater Dresses
   $21.59
VINTAGE DAY DRESS
VINTAGE DAY DRESS
   $9.99
FABULOUS VINTAGE MORTON MYLES MAD MAN PIN UP GLAMOUR DRESS SQUIGGLE PRINT 10
FABULOUS VINTAGE MORTON MYLES MAD MAN PIN UP GLAMOUR DRESS SQUIGGLE PRINT 10
   $99.00
Vintage 1940s Cotton Plaid Dress
Vintage 1940s Cotton Plaid Dress
   $70.00
Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Dress Boho Wedding Hippie Prairie Pale Pink Lace Maxi S
Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Dress Boho Wedding Hippie Prairie Pale Pink Lace Maxi S
   $118.00
70's Vintage Dress
70's Vintage Dress
   $20.00
Vintage Cream Net Lace Evening Dress 1940? Small
Vintage Cream Net Lace Evening Dress 1940? Small
   $24.00
VINTAGE RECEPTION LINE PARTY DRESS
VINTAGE RECEPTION LINE PARTY DRESS
   $24.99
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