Introduction To Collecting Vintage Clothing
We’ve heard about vintage clothing and seen the movie stars wearing it on the red carpet or in tabloids and fashion magazines. This year leopard is especially hot but that’s another article, this is about starting small and getting your feet wet in the exciting vintage clothing world.
Many of us would love to wear unique clothing but who can afford one of a kind designer labels? Vintage is the answer on many levels, no matter how much your outfit is admired and coveted it’s unlikely anyone can copy or duplicate your unique style. Many women that can afford designer labels prefer vintage, Hollywood and New York have been wearing vintage for years. The trend has now filtered down to us regular gals that follow and love fashion. Really good vintage is virtually timeless, especially classic designs.
There are many wonderful garments and accessories available, collecting vintage scarves is a great introduction to becoming familiar with vintage fashions. Vintage scarves are reasonably priced and will generally be less pricey than a scarf at your favorite high end department store or boutique. A vintage scarf immediately updates any outfit in your closet. Some of us choose a scarf because we love the color or a favorite flower is featured. Some collectors limit themselves to one scarf designer or maybe only collect silk or the long slim scarves. Specializing in a certain type or brand of scarf is fun because you always have something to look for as you browse. If you decide to collect scarves you can actually afford a big name designer label. All of the major designers produced scarves and when you find your very first Hermes or Chanel scarf your excitement level will be immense. Scarves bearing the Vera label are a favorite brand with collectors and can still be found. The designs are delightful and would be great for a beginner, don’t forget you can also use the scarves in decorating. A pastel scarf over a lamp turns the light into pure romance. Small round tables with floor length cloths are popular, tossing a colorful scarf over the tablecloth instantly adds interest and individuality.
When you decide to explore the world of vintage apparel and you make your first foray be prepared to wonder how you could possibly have missed out on all these marvelous clothes and accessories, why did no one tell you what you were missing.
Source by Beth Kolstad