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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 Real Chinese 1950's Dress Great for Halloween Costume
True Vintage Real Chinese 1950's Dress Great for Halloween Costume
   $3.29
Vintage 1940's Black Dress- Sheer w/ Side Zipper
Vintage 1940's Black Dress- Sheer w/ Side Zipper
   $34.99
Vintage 1960's Black Cocktail Dress ~ FREE SHIPPING
Vintage 1960's Black Cocktail Dress ~ FREE SHIPPING
   $7.99
Vintage PURE SILK BEADED COCKTAIL DRESS.
Vintage PURE SILK BEADED COCKTAIL DRESS.
   $34.99
vintage house dress
vintage house dress
   $35.00
Vintage prairie southern belle long dress
Vintage prairie southern belle long dress
   $38.00
Mod Space-Age Stewardess Vintage 60s 70s Tunic Micro Mini Dress S Jonathan Logan
Mod Space-Age Stewardess Vintage 60s 70s Tunic Micro Mini Dress S Jonathan Logan
   $62.00
Vintage 70s pastel yellow striped cotton casual secretary dress size large
Vintage 70s pastel yellow striped cotton casual secretary dress size large
   $12.89
Vintage Rosemary Long Feedsack Dress Rockabilly 14 Green Floral 60s
Vintage Rosemary Long Feedsack Dress Rockabilly 14 Green Floral 60s
   $24.99
VINTAGE 90S DOES 50S POLISHED RED VELVET PUFF SLEEVE PRINCESS DRESS SZ XL
VINTAGE 90S DOES 50S POLISHED RED VELVET PUFF SLEEVE PRINCESS DRESS SZ XL
   $15.00
VINTAGE 50'S LACE DRESS ACCORDIAN PLEATED PINK TRUE VINTAGE BEAUTY
VINTAGE 50'S LACE DRESS ACCORDIAN PLEATED PINK TRUE VINTAGE BEAUTY
   $10.00
VINTAGE 90S BLACK ON BLACK RUFFLE COUTURE DRESS SZ XL
VINTAGE 90S BLACK ON BLACK RUFFLE COUTURE DRESS SZ XL
   $11.99
VINTAGE 90S DEEP MIDNIGHT BLUE VELVET GRUNGE DRESS SZ XL
VINTAGE 90S DEEP MIDNIGHT BLUE VELVET GRUNGE DRESS SZ XL
   $12.49
Vintage Like Sun Dress
Vintage Like Sun Dress
   $50.00
VINTAGE 90S DOES 50S EBONY LACE FLORAL TRIM FULL SWEEP DRESS SZ XS
VINTAGE 90S DOES 50S EBONY LACE FLORAL TRIM FULL SWEEP DRESS SZ XS
   $11.99
VINTAGE 90S BETSEY JOHNSON EMERALD GREEN CRUSHED VELVET DRESS SZ L
VINTAGE 90S BETSEY JOHNSON EMERALD GREEN CRUSHED VELVET DRESS SZ L
   $16.49
VINTAGE 1970'S HANDMADE KERCHIEF HIPPIE DRESS  COTTON WHITE LACE ONE SIZE
VINTAGE 1970'S HANDMADE KERCHIEF HIPPIE DRESS COTTON WHITE LACE ONE SIZE
   $9.99
VINTAGE 90S SHEER SLEEVE BALI EDGE ETHNIC DRESS  SZ L
VINTAGE 90S SHEER SLEEVE BALI EDGE ETHNIC DRESS SZ L
   $9.99
VINTAGE 90S DEEP MERLOT EMBELLISHED ETHNIC BALI EDGE DRESS SZ L
VINTAGE 90S DEEP MERLOT EMBELLISHED ETHNIC BALI EDGE DRESS SZ L
   $0.99
LOT 13 VINTAGE 1950s 1960s NYLON LACE LINGERIE FULL SLIPs DRESS Bombshell S M L
LOT 13 VINTAGE 1950s 1960s NYLON LACE LINGERIE FULL SLIPs DRESS Bombshell S M L
   $49.00
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