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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. 

 

 

Beautiful Vintage Summer Dress Sage Green W/ Cream Embroidery M L
Beautiful Vintage Summer Dress Sage Green W/ Cream Embroidery M L
   $8.00
Nelly Don 1950's Sheer Gray Pink Vintage Dress Full Skirt Slip Included
Nelly Don 1950's Sheer Gray Pink Vintage Dress Full Skirt Slip Included
   $38.00
VINTAGE BETSEY JOHNSON LUXE BLACK WHITE DAISIES TRIM BABYDOLL MINI DRESS
VINTAGE BETSEY JOHNSON LUXE BLACK WHITE DAISIES TRIM BABYDOLL MINI DRESS
   $19.99
Vintage 80s Jeri Dress Sheer Creamy White
Vintage 80s Jeri Dress Sheer Creamy White
   $18.00
Vintage Gay Gibson Plaid Dress XS
Vintage Gay Gibson Plaid Dress XS
   $19.99
~SALE~ Vintage Victorian Tea Party Dress Jessica McClintock ~SALE~
~SALE~ Vintage Victorian Tea Party Dress Jessica McClintock ~SALE~
   $34.99
Women's 1950s 60s Vintage Rockabilly Swing Dresses Retro Cocktail Party Dress
Women's 1950s 60s Vintage Rockabilly Swing Dresses Retro Cocktail Party Dress
   $9.99
Alfred Shaheen Vintage Dress Pink Small Medium
Alfred Shaheen Vintage Dress Pink Small Medium
   $12.00
Vintage 60's Tori Richard Honolulu Fitted White Cotton Day Dress Hawaiian
Vintage 60's Tori Richard Honolulu Fitted White Cotton Day Dress Hawaiian
   $28.00
Vintage Lilly Pulitzer Sweet Dress Size 4
Vintage Lilly Pulitzer Sweet Dress Size 4
   $24.99
Beautiful One Of A Kind Vintage Dress Purple Green Yellow M L
Beautiful One Of A Kind Vintage Dress Purple Green Yellow M L
   $8.00
Vintage Gunne Sax Praire Dress Jacket
Vintage Gunne Sax Praire Dress Jacket
   $24.00
Vintage 60's 70's One Of A Kind Beautiful Bark Cloth Dress Neon Flowers S M
Vintage 60's 70's One Of A Kind Beautiful Bark Cloth Dress Neon Flowers S M
   $28.00
Carolina Herrera Red & Black Vintage Dress 8
Carolina Herrera Red & Black Vintage Dress 8
   $14.88
DONNA KARAN vintage '80's black silk draped and gathered dress-Sz. 8
DONNA KARAN vintage '80's black silk draped and gathered dress-Sz. 8
   $44.99
Vintage 60's The Lilly Pulitzer Quilted Dress
Vintage 60's The Lilly Pulitzer Quilted Dress
   $39.99
Vintage Signed Eduardo for Emilio Pucci Mod Psychedelic Trapezoid Dress
Vintage Signed Eduardo for Emilio Pucci Mod Psychedelic Trapezoid Dress
   $78.00
XL Vintage Dress - Peasant Deep Purple Gypsy Dress - Contempo Casual Dress
XL Vintage Dress - Peasant Deep Purple Gypsy Dress - Contempo Casual Dress
   $15.00
Vintage Dress Liselotte Hearts Pink Brown
Vintage Dress Liselotte Hearts Pink Brown
   $16.95
Vintage Gunne Sax Praire dress 13
Vintage Gunne Sax Praire dress 13
   $40.00
VINTAGE 1950 WOOL SHEATH DAY DRESS
VINTAGE 1950 WOOL SHEATH DAY DRESS
   $21.99
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