What is vintage?
In the world of collectibles, vintage is used to describe items that are at least twenty-five years old. The general rule of thumb when it comes to clothing is to go back twenty years. That means vintage clothing can be a garment from the 1920s to the mid-1990s. And, oh, what choices you have! From 20s flapper dresses to 90s high waisted denim and everything in between, you're sure to find something to fit your style.
Why wear vintage?
There is something romantic about vintage clothing. When I wear vintage, I feel like I have my own little secret that I'm hiding from the rest of the world. Think about it! That little black cocktail dress had a whole other life before it met you.
Aside from the emotional aspect of it, and the fact that you will have something totally unique in your closet, vintage garments are made to last. Most of them were made in a time where very little was fast, let alone fashion. A simple 1950s cocktail dress that the average woman could afford to wear is constructed on the same level as contemporary, high-end designer piece.
Construction of a typical 1950s evening dress:
Look for the union label! Back in the day, garments were made in the USA by seamstresses who took great pride in their craft:
Vintage on Vinted!
Vinted has a great selection of wearable vintage at affordable prices. If you are new to buying vintage, most vinties who sell vintage clothing have a passion for it and are more than willing to help in any way. So don't be afraid to ask any questions!
Some examples of great vintage on Vinted:
90s wide-legged jumpsuit from @anastasia090:
50s leopard print jacket from @irmgard_fury_1:
70s boho wooden clogs from @trendythreads:
This is just a small sampling of the vintage treasures to be had here. Look around and you will find some great pieces that will be a lifelong addition to your wardrobe!