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Vintage Dresses │ Why Wear Anything Else?

Okay. So, that title is a bit sweeping and not entirely true.

But as I've mentioned once or twice, vintage items are usually not only made better but timeless (meaning: hold onto it, wait a decade or two and you can wear it again.) And rather importantly, (depending on your tastes maybe one of the best attributes) vintage usually entitles you to the "no one else will be wearing this" crown.




That alone is enough to make me want to wear vintage. 

Now listen. Target is pretty dang fabulous. And so is Old Navy, and every other store, low or high end. But when a few zillion of us fashion peeps are out there wearing the same thing, it's a little ... weird. Robotic. Stepford Wives-ish.

So take ten minutes, I tell you. Run into your nearest consignment or thrift store. Seriously. Ten minutes. I can guarantee you will probably find something awesome, different and probably for less than ten dollars.

Ten minutes for less than ten dollars pretty much makes you a perfect ten yourself. Then pair it with a pair of shoes, flats, heels or whatever from today, and you've really got something no one else has: your style!

All the dresses pictured here are from the 1960s-ish era but there's plenty of killer dresses from the 70s, 80s and 90s out there! You just have to get out there and look while maintaining a positive mind as you go through them (WARNING: there will be a great deal of dresses that aren't your type). It can be overwhelming, seeing so many articles of clothing you don't want, that you don't see the one you do want. Be patience. Keep looking. It's waiting for you to find!

Good luck.  (And yes, all these dresses are available -- or will be -- here ◄)








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  1. Loving all of these dresses. The consignment shops around my area aren't all that great. I've spent hours in them looking for something and it's all old tshirts or something like that. I did however pop into a few when I visited my brother in Boston a few years ago and found a few cute things. I hear ya on the robotic thing. That's why I tend to stay away from trends and prefer more classic pieces, or I just remix my closet.

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  2. Couldn't agree more! Keep searching! Those dresses are out there. :)

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