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.