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3 Great Reasons Why I Rock Vintage Clothing & You Should Too

Vintage Clothing: Finer Women Rising

The style of clothing we wear is an important form of self expression and communication, and Finer Women who wear vintage clothing indeed have something to tell you.

The term vintage describes clothing between 20 and 100 years old which is clearly representative of the era in which it was produced. Vintage clothing can be used, new (from dead stock, which is clothing that was never worn & still in its original packaging) manufactured, or handmade.

Now let’s be clear, just because a piece of clothing was designed in era’s past, does not grant it automatic classic status – Coogi sweaters anyone? (NOT!) No – we’re speaking strictly about classics that have withstood the test of time. And believe me, you’ll know a true classic clothing item when you see one and Coogi ain’t it.

If you’ve never considered going vintage, here are 3 great reasons sure to spark your interest:

  • Vintage Clothes Are One of a Kind Pieces
    When you purchase a vintage piece, you’re getting something that cannot be found at Macy’s, JC Penny or other stores where everyone else is getting their stuff. It’s a limited, if not one of a kind, item just for you.
  • Vintage Clothes Place You Above the Trends
    Just as you can find vintage pieces to compliment current fashion trends, you can also use vintage to go against them. With vintage you find classics that have never gone out of style, or you can find off the wall pieces to set yourself apart from the mainstream.
  • Vintage Clothes Are High Quality
    Vintage clothes tend to be high quality because better materials were used in the past than are used today. Back in the day, more was done by hand in the manufacturing of vintage clothing, where as the same procedures like adding buttons and detailed are now done mostly by machines. More emphasis was placed on clothing being well made because clothes had to last longer since people did not buy new clothing as often as we do today.

A great online resource for beautiful vintage finds is For more great vintage finds, check out your local Salvation Army, boutique, thrift shop or 2nd Avenue Value Store.

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Malica Fleming
Malica is the Founder & Blogger-in-Chief of Finer Women Rising, a lifestyle blog that fuses her passion for sisterhood, style and tech. When sheโ€™s not blogging, Malica meticulously balances the roles of wife, mom, mentor, UX Designer & Zumba instructor. Think thatโ€™s enough? Follow her on instagram @finerwmnrising
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  • bella lauren Oct 14,2016 at 4:04 am

    This vintage look is really gorgeous ,i love this classy and stylish outfit.

    • Malica Fleming Oct 14,2016 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Bella – I love it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ronnda Baker Feb 26,2016 at 2:27 pm

    Soror Fleming, thank you for your time in creating this. As a new Soror, your blog & App provides instructions, and gives creativity for that dress to impress, while maintaining the FINER lifestyle without breaking the bank.

    • Malica Feb 26,2016 at 3:55 pm

      You are very welcome Soror Baker! I’m so glad that Finer Women Rising is helping you live a Finer lifestyle, and yes, without breaking the bank! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JB Feb 26,2016 at 9:36 am

    I had a slight moment of pause when you said Coogi. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the vintage conversations and the classy, eclectic looks making a return to the wardrobe!

    • Malica Feb 26,2016 at 11:10 am

      Thanks Jonathan! Hope I didn’t alarm you with the Coogi reference LOL, but I surely remember lots of folks rocking those um – interesting looking sweaters in Queens when I was growing up. Agreed – I love vintage looks too – and my hope is that many of us will explore and embrace vintage styles in the future.

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