Tale of a Vintage Dress
Shopping at vintage stores is one of my favorite ways to get my hands on those special pieces. I love browsing racks of original period clothing and reliving some of the history these all had at one time. If you haven’t noticed, fashion trends comes and goes in full circles. The tip is to buy the ones you can restyle to make new again. No one needs to know you bought it at a second hand shop. You just have to get over the “vintage smell” while you shop and make sure you dry clean all the items you purchase.
Another reason why I love vintage clothing is there was once a tale behind each piece with the previous owner. You wonder to which occasion the previous owner wore the dress to. What kind of accessories did she wore it with? Well, here’s my tale….I found this 60’s shift kimono dress on my honeymoon trip to Victoria, B. C. Canada. It has sentimental value and a beautiful love story behind it. Every time I wear it, it reminds me of the time my husband and I spent on our special trip enjoying the scenery while riding a scooter around time. So romantic!
From the easy shape, piping detail to the subtle black and white Asian print, are all the things I LOVE about this vintage dress. I’ve worn it during the Spring with sandals and a straw tote. For this winter, I’ve styled it with a black merino wool T-neck sweater, black skinny trousers and black ankle suede boots. I want the focus to be about the dress and ONLY the dress.
Tip: Select vintage pieces that are able to restyle and make “new” again.
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