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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 80s Boho Secretary Dress Cocktail Party Sheer Cream Pleated Tuxedo Mini
Vintage 80s Boho Secretary Dress Cocktail Party Sheer Cream Pleated Tuxedo Mini
   $52.00
VINTAGE PHOOL VIBRANT TROPICAL FLORAL SILK MAXI TIERED RUFFLE DRESS 14/16
VINTAGE PHOOL VIBRANT TROPICAL FLORAL SILK MAXI TIERED RUFFLE DRESS 14/16
   $51.09
Women's Vintage LANZ ORIGINALS White EYELET & LACE Summer Dress sz S / M - EUC
Women's Vintage LANZ ORIGINALS White EYELET & LACE Summer Dress sz S / M - EUC
   $12.00
Vintage 70s Oaxacan Dress Mexican Boho Hippie Floral Embroidered Navy Tent Mini
Vintage 70s Oaxacan Dress Mexican Boho Hippie Floral Embroidered Navy Tent Mini
   $84.00
Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Dress Boho Wedding Velvet Crochet Lace Corset Prairie Maxi
Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Dress Boho Wedding Velvet Crochet Lace Corset Prairie Maxi
   $94.00
Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Dress Boho Wedding White Tiny Floral Hippie Prairie Maxi S
Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Dress Boho Wedding White Tiny Floral Hippie Prairie Maxi S
   $124.00
Vintage 80s Boho Secretary Dress Cocktail Party Stretch Bright Pink Bow Tie Mini
Vintage 80s Boho Secretary Dress Cocktail Party Stretch Bright Pink Bow Tie Mini
   $46.00
1970s Vintage Indian Cotton Gauze Boho Hippie Floral  Festival Dress Flapper WOW
1970s Vintage Indian Cotton Gauze Boho Hippie Floral Festival Dress Flapper WOW
   $38.20
Vintage 40s Print Summer Dress
Vintage 40s Print Summer Dress
   $75.00
Vintage 70s Midi Dress Fitted Pale Pink Lace Formal Bridesmaid Wedding Mod
Vintage 70s Midi Dress Fitted Pale Pink Lace Formal Bridesmaid Wedding Mod
   $9.00
Vintage Cotton Blend Blue Jumper Dress
Vintage Cotton Blend Blue Jumper Dress
   $9.99
Vintage 1950's Sun Dress Yellow Lampl Brand True Vintage
Vintage 1950's Sun Dress Yellow Lampl Brand True Vintage
   $20.00
Vintage 70s Oaxacan Mexican Dress Boho Hippie Pastel Floral Embroider Midi Mini
Vintage 70s Oaxacan Mexican Dress Boho Hippie Pastel Floral Embroider Midi Mini
   $68.00
Vintage 40/50's Era Dress Size 12
Vintage 40/50's Era Dress Size 12
   $24.00
Vintage 50s Dress Sheer Pink Puff Slv Fit Flare Formal Wedding Prom Rockabilly
Vintage 50s Dress Sheer Pink Puff Slv Fit Flare Formal Wedding Prom Rockabilly
   $9.00
Vintage 90s Grunge Dress Black + Purple Floral Print Flower Midi Small S
Vintage 90s Grunge Dress Black + Purple Floral Print Flower Midi Small S
   $29.40
Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Dress Boho Wedding Sheer Floral Lace White Hippie Mini S
Vintage 70s Gunne Sax Dress Boho Wedding Sheer Floral Lace White Hippie Mini S
   $74.00
Vintage 80s Starina Womens Dress Floral Sundress Tea Party Short Sleeve Large
Vintage 80s Starina Womens Dress Floral Sundress Tea Party Short Sleeve Large
   $21.99
Vintage Harvey Berin Dress Black Beaded Textured Could work for Some as Sz L
Vintage Harvey Berin Dress Black Beaded Textured Could work for Some as Sz L
   $9.99
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