How To Date Vintage Clothing

January 23, 2020

How To Date Vintage Clothing

Detailed With Examples & 1920's Dress!

Have you ever wondered how to date the vintage clothing that you have found? Or how vintage shops date the vintage clothing they sell? How to spot a true vintage 1920's dream dress from a modern day version? Well look no further, this is the vintage clothing dating guide for you!
Through my experience of running my vintage shop I have learnt a lot about vintage clothing, construction techniques, materials and designs for each decade, all which help me date and find great vintage clothing. If you have found something that has a brand label in it, anything from Marks & Spencer's to Chanel to Miss Mouse, and other rare designer brands, head straight to https://vintagefashionguild.org. Here you will find detailed visual examples of labels for 1000s of different brands and designers. It also has a great timeline and fabrics history section, it is also free to use.
Below are the timestamps if you just want to skip to the section that will help you the most;
How To Date Vintage Brand Labels: 1:06
How To Date Care Labels: 3:50
How To Date Vintage Clothing From Look & Material: 5:26
How To Date Vintage Clothing From The Size Label: 7:18
How To Date Rare Vintage Brands: 9:24
How To Date Vintage Clothing With No Labels: 13:10
How To Date Antique Clothing, 1920s Dress Example: 17:10
As always thank you so very much for watching! I hope you found this video useful and loved see the antique 1920s wedding dress I found, how could you not right ;D If you have any questions at all please just comment below and I will get back to you asap.
Thanks again, Rachael XOX



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