Vintage Style Clothing – Making a Fashion Statement

Choosing vintage style clothing allows you to create the image you want to create, one that is uniquely you.

Making a statement means not finding others wearing your same outfit. We all cringe at the thought of seeing ourselves coming and going. I remember, at my high school graduation party, seeing another girl wearing the exact same dress as me. I wanted to disappear.

You can avoid that disaster by choosing a vintage style dress and pairing it with a genuine vintage handbag or shoes.

Vintage Style Clothing - Making a Fashion Statement

Or choose vintage-like accessories to add to an authentic vintage dress.

In either case, you are placing elements that surprise and add to the costume. You are making a fashion statement. You are recognizing truly dated clothes and adding the touch that brings them up-to-date.

There’s lots of leeway for you to personalize your style by picking what is comfortable and looks right on you.

You can also create your own vintage style clothing by using something you currently own and redesigning it with a updated flair.

Or you can take a picture of a genuine vintage dress and make it or have someone make it for you adding an up-to-date fabric and design.

By going vintage, you don’t have to look like anyone else. But, buyer beware, you also don’t want to look old-fashioned.

Vintage style clothing consists of pieces that are inspired by authentic fashions of yesteryear. Making a fashion statement requires a style sense and a knowledge of fashion history.

Where to Find Genuine Vintage?

You can find happy hunting at garage sales, estate sales, and thrift stores. You can go also go online to find directories such as Vintage Where? Or simply Google vintage stores, your city, on Google.

Garage sales might have some of the later vintage products from the 70s or 80s.

Estates sales will sometimes of garments that are 30, 40, 50, 60 years old for reasonable prices.

Don’t forget to look in your grandmother’s attic, always a great place to start.

What about Vintage Style?

You can get unique and beautiful clothing in excellent condition because its new, like having your cake and eating it too.

Vintage inspired garments have the lines of the authentic but will have an up-to-date feature such as a new neckline or length. You can find such stores, such as The Red Dress, online.

Fabric, colors and design all play an important role in fashion and you will find changes from one decade to another.

A 20s lace dress has a different design pattern, weight and look than a 2010 lace dress. If you wanted to repair some damage (not advisable) of a 20s dress, you more than likely wouldn’t find a matching lace.

I think I have said enough to get you to put your own imagination to work to create a look that is reminiscent of the past and uniquely modern.

What’s more it’s a lot of fun. So go to it, play and swing out in your own vintage …

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Take Care of Your Vintage Party Dresses

Vintage party dresses are one of the most delicate ways to show your sense of style. These outfits have a classical quality in them and therefore, when you are wearing these dresses, you are distinguishing yourself from others with a unique flavor. However, a vintage dress is old by definition which means that you must be very careful in maintaining it. It is very natural to find lose seams, holes and other issues that can make the dress vulnerable to rough use. So, when wearing these dresses, you should always be very careful. Sometimes, people wipe hands on the cloths, or even drop food on them and you must do your best to protect your vintage dress from them.

If you have vintage party dresses in your wardrobe, you must make sure that you also have an emergency repair kit. Generally, this kit would include needles, thread, scissors, pieces of fabric in different shapes and colors and talcum powder. This kit will help you repair any small holes and vulnerability in the seams. Remember, these are important issues that you should check for every now and then to ensure that they are not getting big enough to spoil the entire dress. Also, after wearing a vintage dress, you should hang it up in padded hangers or inside garment bags.

Washing is another challenge for vintage party dresses. First of all, you have to understand that the vintage dresses should not be washed after every wear. Ideally, you should be washing the dress after every 2 or 3 wears. Given that, when you are washing the dress, make sure you are not using the washing machine. Remember, the threads and seams of these dresses may not withstand the turmoil inside the washing machine so be sure to wash them with your hands. Don’t soak the dress in detergent for too long. On the other hand, if you don’t have the time to hand wash them; make sure that you have put the dress inside a wash bag.

After the washing is over, you have to dry the dress properly but don’t use any dryer to dry vintage party dresses. This is because many dryers shrink the fabric. Also, you can’t leave them in the sun to dry as well as the color of the vintage dress will fade very quickly under the sun. So, the ideal way is to dry it in shade. Make sure to follow all the steps I outlined above and vintage party dresses will soon become your best friend!…

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