When I first spotted this orange print vintage maxi dress on eBay I knew I had to have it. I just love everything about it: the print, the length, the sleeves…it’s my dream dress. But the course of true love never runs smoothly does it?
Although it was described as being in “immaculate vintage condition”, it soon became apparent when I unpacked it that it really wasn’t. In addition to the numerous stains it also has several small holes. I was so disappointed, but the seller was lovely and offered me a full refund on returning it or a 50% discount if I decided to keep it. There was no way I could part with it, especially as it fits me perfectly. So I’m hoping a dry clean will freshen it up and remove some, if not all, of the stains. Thankfully the print disguises them to a large extent.
Whenever I buy a piece of vintage clothing I wonder what stories it could tell if it could talk; how many people have worn it before me, where in the world it has travelled to. There is something so magical about vintage clothing, although I realise that not everyone relishes the thought of wearing second hand garments. I totally get that, I mean I wouldn’t want a second hand bathing suit for example. However, a beautiful vintage dress, coat or blouse that nobody else has really makes me feel special. I love history, so wearing a piece of it is a privilege…even if it does have a few blemishes!
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