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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 Passports Jewel-Toned Dress
Vintage Passports Jewel-Toned Dress
   $24.06
Maggie Tang 50s 60s Vintage Party Swing Pinup Rockabilly Dress Skirt Ball W525
Maggie Tang 50s 60s Vintage Party Swing Pinup Rockabilly Dress Skirt Ball W525
   $39.99
WOMENS VINTAGE SCOTT MCCLINTOCK BLACK VELVET SILVER METALLIC WIGGLE DRESS S/8
WOMENS VINTAGE SCOTT MCCLINTOCK BLACK VELVET SILVER METALLIC WIGGLE DRESS S/8
   $50.00
Vintage 90s Grunge Navy Blue Floral Long Sun Tea Dress S 10
Vintage 90s Grunge Navy Blue Floral Long Sun Tea Dress S 10
   $16.90
Vintage 1980's Prom Dress Bridesmaid Wench Burgundy Strapless Detached Sleeves
Vintage 1980's Prom Dress Bridesmaid Wench Burgundy Strapless Detached Sleeves
   $16.99
Hawaiian vintage dress - authentic from Hawaii - 100% cotton
Hawaiian vintage dress - authentic from Hawaii - 100% cotton
   $26.00
LOT Vintage 40s 50s Lace Party Wedding DRESS Blouse For Repair
LOT Vintage 40s 50s Lace Party Wedding DRESS Blouse For Repair
   $60.00
Emma Lange Vintage 1950's Red Flame Sequin Tulle Formal Prom Dress Gown XSmall
Emma Lange Vintage 1950's Red Flame Sequin Tulle Formal Prom Dress Gown XSmall
   $199.99
Vintage Scott McClintock White Victorian Lined Tea Dress or Wedding Dress
Vintage Scott McClintock White Victorian Lined Tea Dress or Wedding Dress
   $10.00
1940’s VINTAGE COTTON SUMMER DAY DRESS PRESTIGE JUNIOR MED GC NR
1940’s VINTAGE COTTON SUMMER DAY DRESS PRESTIGE JUNIOR MED GC NR
   $4.95
Vintage 60s/70s DAVID SMITH Womens Multi Color Mod/Hippie polyester blend Dress
Vintage 60s/70s DAVID SMITH Womens Multi Color Mod/Hippie polyester blend Dress
   $10.00
Vintage 1940s Black Crepe Dress W/Gold Tone Buttons On Sleeves and Waist
Vintage 1940s Black Crepe Dress W/Gold Tone Buttons On Sleeves and Waist
   $39.99
Vintage wedding dress, 1950's ivory satin with lace overlay
Vintage wedding dress, 1950's ivory satin with lace overlay
   $54.99
Vintage GABAR Floral & Black Romper Playsuit SWIM DRESS SZ 14
Vintage GABAR Floral & Black Romper Playsuit SWIM DRESS SZ 14
   $3.99
VINTAGE 1980S BEADED ROMANTIC VICTORIAN WEDDING BRIDAL DRESS BRAUTKLEID 36 SMALL
VINTAGE 1980S BEADED ROMANTIC VICTORIAN WEDDING BRIDAL DRESS BRAUTKLEID 36 SMALL
   $90.00
VINTAGE/RETRO DRESS By INSPIRATION, MADE IN ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL, RARE GEM. 40s ?
VINTAGE/RETRO DRESS By INSPIRATION, MADE IN ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL, RARE GEM. 40s ?
   $39.23
1940s Vintage 2 TONE PINK RED PLAID COTTON DAY DRESS   XL
1940s Vintage 2 TONE PINK RED PLAID COTTON DAY DRESS XL
   $15.00
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