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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 ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN 2 PIECE DRESS FABULOUS DRAWN LACE HANDMADE IN FRANCE
VINTAGE ANTIQUE EDWARDIAN 2 PIECE DRESS FABULOUS DRAWN LACE HANDMADE IN FRANCE
   $199.00
VINTAGE 1920'S BLACK CHIFFON BEADED TUNIC FLAPPER DRESS WEARABLE CONDITION
VINTAGE 1920'S BLACK CHIFFON BEADED TUNIC FLAPPER DRESS WEARABLE CONDITION
   $200.00
Vintage 1950's / 1960's  Pastel Pink Lace Formal Dress Nice!
Vintage 1950's / 1960's Pastel Pink Lace Formal Dress Nice!
   $25.00
cat print dress blue pink vintage 80s 90s polka dot heart medium sleeveless
cat print dress blue pink vintage 80s 90s polka dot heart medium sleeveless
   $2.99
vintage velvet dress
vintage velvet dress
   $12.00
WWII -American Red Cross- Vintage Women's Pinafore Decorated Nurse Uniform Dress
WWII -American Red Cross- Vintage Women's Pinafore Decorated Nurse Uniform Dress
   $112.50
Vintage 1990 Silk Dress/Jacket Ribbon Bow details D'Orsay D'or / Spain Size-10
Vintage 1990 Silk Dress/Jacket Ribbon Bow details D'Orsay D'or / Spain Size-10
   $58.00
Vintage 70's Does 40's Dusty  Pink Tea Dress with Maroone  Embroided Flowers.
Vintage 70's Does 40's Dusty Pink Tea Dress with Maroone Embroided Flowers.
   $14.47
VINTAGE ISOSHIMA'S HALEALUHA HIPPIE PSYCHEDELIC HAWAIIAN HALTER TOP DRESS
VINTAGE ISOSHIMA'S HALEALUHA HIPPIE PSYCHEDELIC HAWAIIAN HALTER TOP DRESS
   $19.99
Exquisite Vintage 1940's/50's Chiffon Evening  Dress Size 12/14 Approx
Exquisite Vintage 1940's/50's Chiffon Evening Dress Size 12/14 Approx
   $132.91
Vintage 80S Floral Dress
Vintage 80S Floral Dress
   $19.99
Vintage 30s Floral Silk Ruched bombshell Long Maxi Gown Cocktail Party Dress S/M
Vintage 30s Floral Silk Ruched bombshell Long Maxi Gown Cocktail Party Dress S/M
   $135.00
VINTAGE ALEX COLEMAN CALIFORNIA ULTRA SHORT MINI DRESS SZ. SMALL
VINTAGE ALEX COLEMAN CALIFORNIA ULTRA SHORT MINI DRESS SZ. SMALL
   $2.00
dress190 White & Black FLORAL 40's 50's ROCKABILLY SWING PROM VINTAGE DRESS
dress190 White & Black FLORAL 40's 50's ROCKABILLY SWING PROM VINTAGE DRESS
   $24.35
Vintage ladies 40's 50's cocktail dress pink strapless
Vintage ladies 40's 50's cocktail dress pink strapless
   $9.99
Vintage 1930's Yellow Taffeta Dress, Rhinestones,Bugle Beads,Lace,Bias Cut
Vintage 1930's Yellow Taffeta Dress, Rhinestones,Bugle Beads,Lace,Bias Cut
   $29.99
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