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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 ORIGINAL1960S PSYCHEDELLIC VIBRANT SILK EVENING MAXI DRESS
VINTAGE ORIGINAL1960S PSYCHEDELLIC VIBRANT SILK EVENING MAXI DRESS
   $25.44
alison nicole S Sm secretary dress purple paisley roses vintage 80s belted
alison nicole S Sm secretary dress purple paisley roses vintage 80s belted
   $11.69
Gorgeous Vintage portrait collar satin dress. Large
Gorgeous Vintage portrait collar satin dress. Large
   $80.00
VINTAGE FLORAL COTTON FULL SKIRTED DRESS EMELLIA SIZE 14/16
VINTAGE FLORAL COTTON FULL SKIRTED DRESS EMELLIA SIZE 14/16
   $16.97
Sexy Vintage Navy Blue Rayon Crepe  Dress Wishire of Boston B36
Sexy Vintage Navy Blue Rayon Crepe Dress Wishire of Boston B36
   $49.99
Vintage(?) Ui-Maikai Red Floral Hawaiian Dress; Size 12 Made in Hawaii
Vintage(?) Ui-Maikai Red Floral Hawaiian Dress; Size 12 Made in Hawaii
   $24.99
Vintage Black Taffeta Strapless Cocktail Party Dress Net Sweetheart Rhinestone
Vintage Black Taffeta Strapless Cocktail Party Dress Net Sweetheart Rhinestone
   $45.99
VINTAGE 80s Neiman Marcus California Girl purple & white check dress M
VINTAGE 80s Neiman Marcus California Girl purple & white check dress M
   $23.00
Vintage 70s plaid wool school summer mini dress front zip sexy teacher XS S
Vintage 70s plaid wool school summer mini dress front zip sexy teacher XS S
   $16.99
Vintage 1970's Sheath Dress
Vintage 1970's Sheath Dress
   $14.99
Vintage 50s 60s Westover Melon Shirtwaist Day Dress~Lucy Rockabilly
Vintage 50s 60s Westover Melon Shirtwaist Day Dress~Lucy Rockabilly
   $36.00
Ladies Vintage Dress 1960s Size 14 Orange Cotton Mod
Ladies Vintage Dress 1960s Size 14 Orange Cotton Mod
   $20.37
Vintage Laura Ashley Blue Dress Made in GB* Full 140
Vintage Laura Ashley Blue Dress Made in GB* Full 140" Skirt* USA sz 8 GBsz 10
   $13.99
Burgundy & off white geometric print vintage 70s turtleneck shift dress L
Burgundy & off white geometric print vintage 70s turtleneck shift dress L
   $27.99
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