if you're a regular reader of this here blog, it'll be no surprise that i'm endorsing shopping vintage. here are a few helpful tips about buying vintage clothing:
- older clothing was constructed with care, which explains why it's lasted half a century or more, unlike the cheap wares from any fast fashion store (naming no names).
- ignore the numbers. paying attention to the marked size on vintage garments will only make you feel bad about yourself. women just used to be smaller! they also had to wear girdles and ish just to fit into their ball gowns. anyways, sizing is always a sham- this applies to modern clothing too. focus on measurements and fit.
- there's a lot of history to know, but basically, the older a garment, the more rare it is. thus the more special and expensive. paying a similar price for for a used dress to what you would expect to pay for a new dress might seem crazy, but no one else is going to be wearing the same amazing gown from the 40s at your prom.
- uhg. that polyester top has a really cool pattern, but the fabric is stiff and feels gross. you'll never want to wear it for more than five minutes. i stay away from that devil fabric.
asos market place is cool because it hosts independent vintage sellers, so you are supporting individuals as well as recycling. go you! also there is so much fun vintage to look through.
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