The first of my monthly vintage outfit posts. For vintage september Im wearing another pink dress. Except this pink dress is very old, much older than the one I wore before
Why I’m writing a monthly vintage outfit post.
I have a lot of clothes, in fact I have far too many clothes, I could never wear them all. So why do I buy more? Maybe because I’m lured into ‘keeping up’ ? Nope thats not it, I’ve never been one to follow the herd. I do my own thing, always have done, call me snobby if you like and that’s ok with me, but the minute a ‘trend’ emerges then I no longer want to wear it.
I think I buy more because I become bored with what I already have. Now I want to consume less, when I do buy more I want to buy better. I wrote an intro to my thoughts recently that may explain a little more.
…call me snobby if you like and that’s ok with me, but the minute a ‘trend’ emerges then I no longer want to wear it.
Without further ado may I introduce to you Miss Vintage September… A sheer and floating beauty, with trumpet sleeves and a glorious 1970’s pink and green floral print… I have had this dress many years and I think it was from a boot fair. The lady was selling off all her vintage stock and it happened to fit me, so we bought almost all of it!
A sheer and floating beauty, with trumpet sleeves and a glorious 1970’s pink and green floral print
Straight cut and fully lined, I am positive this dress was handmade. It has all the trademarks of a professional seamstress, beautifully neatened seams and a hand finished hem. Another thing that indicates its age is the metal TEX zip.
An ‘A’ line cut with a maxi length. Gorgeous sleeves so feminine without being over the top and that print makes me smile everytime I see it. Pink and green were meant to be seen right?
So what is a girl to do when confronted with a dress like this? Pop it on and prance around in a country lane, then wear it to have lunch at our local pub, thats what! I must add that a lady approached me to tell me her Mum had a similar dress back in the 60’s!
I may shorten the length, gently wash it and store it away for next summer. What do you think?
I am keeping this vintage Sseptember dress, it has lots of wear left in it, is unique and probably has a story to tell\/ That is precisely what I love about ‘pre loved’ clothes they have been worn and enjoyed. I may shorten the length, gently wash it and store it away for next summer. What do you think?
Where to Buy.
I buy from my local charity shops and from boot fairs in the summer.
If you dont have a decent local charity shop, did you know you can buy vintage clothes from Oxfam online? Grab a beautiful preloved item, save the planet from landfill waste and your money goes to a good cause…win win win!