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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. 

 

 

TRUE VINTAGE JOHNATHAN LOGAN 50'S/60'S DRESS & JACKET,13, DARK GRAY,, FABULOUS
TRUE VINTAGE JOHNATHAN LOGAN 50'S/60'S DRESS & JACKET,13, DARK GRAY,, FABULOUS
   $14.88
Vintage 1920's 30's Dance Dress
Vintage 1920's 30's Dance Dress
   $77.00
LOT VINTAGE Victorian EDWARDIAN Petticoat Full Slip Lawn Dress Baby Dress Bonnet
LOT VINTAGE Victorian EDWARDIAN Petticoat Full Slip Lawn Dress Baby Dress Bonnet
   $31.35
Vintage Custom Cocktail Suit, Black silk & Lace Dress & Lace Cropped Jacket, S
Vintage Custom Cocktail Suit, Black silk & Lace Dress & Lace Cropped Jacket, S
   $65.00
Vintage Jobere 1950'S Cocktail Dress
Vintage Jobere 1950'S Cocktail Dress
   $45.00
Vintage 1960's Sequin Beaded Pearl Wiggle Dress by Gene Shelley's Boutique
Vintage 1960's Sequin Beaded Pearl Wiggle Dress by Gene Shelley's Boutique
   $399.95
Vintage 60s Maryann's Boutique Hippie Slip Dress Cotton Blend Bust 38
Vintage 60s Maryann's Boutique Hippie Slip Dress Cotton Blend Bust 38" Waist 36"
   $6.99
Vintage 1960's Lime Green Lace Mini Shift Dress Mod gogo L XL
Vintage 1960's Lime Green Lace Mini Shift Dress Mod gogo L XL
   $19.99
Vintage 60's Pink Red Silk Organza Sleeveless Mod Swing Sheer Dress Skirt
Vintage 60's Pink Red Silk Organza Sleeveless Mod Swing Sheer Dress Skirt
   $85.00
ANTIQUE BEAD WORK DRESS BIB COLLAR, TRUE VINTAGE VICTORIAN HANDMADE - EXQUISITE!
ANTIQUE BEAD WORK DRESS BIB COLLAR, TRUE VINTAGE VICTORIAN HANDMADE - EXQUISITE!
   $250.00
Vintage Blue Taffeta COCKTAIL PARTY DRESS JONNY HERBERT ORIGINAL Full Skirt
Vintage Blue Taffeta COCKTAIL PARTY DRESS JONNY HERBERT ORIGINAL Full Skirt
   $49.00
Vintage Loralie Teal & Black 80's Prom Party Formal Dress Women's Plus Size 20
Vintage Loralie Teal & Black 80's Prom Party Formal Dress Women's Plus Size 20
   $49.99
VINTAGE 1950s 60s R & K ORIGINALS FLOWERS DRESS  With Ruffled Shoulders SIZE 12
VINTAGE 1950s 60s R & K ORIGINALS FLOWERS DRESS With Ruffled Shoulders SIZE 12
   $19.00
MOD ART DECO PRINT Vintage 60s DOLLY SKATER MINI DRESS - SM / XS
MOD ART DECO PRINT Vintage 60s DOLLY SKATER MINI DRESS - SM / XS
   $34.00
Vintage Black White Gingham Square Dance Rockabilly Lolita Pin-Up Corset Dress M
Vintage Black White Gingham Square Dance Rockabilly Lolita Pin-Up Corset Dress M
   $14.50
Gorgeous pink vintage Bobbie Brooks dress. Unique bow accents.
Gorgeous pink vintage Bobbie Brooks dress. Unique bow accents.
   $16.49
Vintage Wedding Dress . 1949 . Fitted Bodice . A-Line Skirt . Butter Cream
Vintage Wedding Dress . 1949 . Fitted Bodice . A-Line Skirt . Butter Cream
   $60.00
FABULOUS vintage DAY DRESS cotton FULL CIRCLE SKIRT XS blue stripe SWING fifties
FABULOUS vintage DAY DRESS cotton FULL CIRCLE SKIRT XS blue stripe SWING fifties
   $29.99
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