Dating clothing shoes

I’m constantly researching what vintage sellers and fashion historians have to say about the nuances of accurately dating vintage clothing and identifying vintage labels and tags when shopping thrift stores, estate sales, your grandmother’s closet and other secret shopping sources!

To give you the tools to talk the talk and walk the walk of a vintage fashion expert, I’ve put together this article outlining eight tell-tale signs your piece is vintage, and advice on how to analyze each sign to identify the era your piece was most likely made.

The construction and labeling of clothing garments changed from decade to decade in the 20th century, which is a benefit for vintage lovers who want to learn how to accurately date their clothing, whether for personal or resale services.The dresses were so popular amongst the stand’s customers that she began producing a professional line.When Jackie Kennedy wore a Lilly in in the early ’60s, demand grew exponentially and she was forced to close her juice stand and work on the clothing brand full time.With a size listed, you need to look at other aspects of the garment to determine its age, as sizing was used before 1958 just not in regulated fashion.VINTAGE HISTORY: It wasn’t until 1958 that there were any regulations on a standardized sizing system for women.

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