13 Problems Only Real Vintage Lovers Will Understand

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1950s dresses
Styleite published a blog post back in February about vintage problems. Although it was funny and a fun read, it did have some glaring errors (read #6). So here’s a seasoned vintage wearer and seller’s take on vintage problems…

1. Your torso is too long for 50s dresses
2. You hate wearing lycra foundational garments necessary to fit the wasp waist dresses
3. You have curves and a petticoat would make you look like a piƱata
4. You bought an 80s does 40s dress buy accident
5. Armpit stains (P.S. use Folex spray)
6. Having to stick your vintage wool in the freezer for 2 weeks to kill any bugs
7. Rubbing that plastic bangle vigorously at the thrift store and taking a whiff
8. There isn’t enough seam allowance to let the waist or hips out just one more inch
9. A hack job of a hemline
10. Devil dust! When the synthetic lining disintegrates and you have to figure out a way to get it all out
11. Nicotine smell
12. Deciding you DO want that dress and it’s gone when you go back
13. Your family and friends always asking, “Why do you like that dead old lady stuff?”

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1 aileen { 06.04.15 at 9:02 am }

vintage win: when the matching belt is still attached! vintage boo: having to mend the busted seams multiple times but always in different loctions

2 Sandra { 06.05.15 at 8:12 am }

Good ones Aileen!

3 Joanna Joy { 07.13.15 at 12:08 am }

Love this post Sandra! I am a huge lover of vintage items, so this was a fun list to read through. My vintage problem would be having too much vintage and people asking me if I was going to a costume party lol. Fight On!


4 Sandra { 07.13.15 at 1:33 pm }

Hey Joanna! YES!!! That’s a good one too. I get “Why do you dress like an old lady?” LOL.

5 Natalie Kirin { 07.27.15 at 1:01 pm }

I always have problems with vintage sizing, especially shoes. If I can find anything in a modern size 8 and size 9 shoe, it’s a lucky find.

6 Sandra { 07.27.15 at 3:15 pm }

Ooooh yeah that’s a tough one Natalie! I’m a 6.5 and even then it’s hard to find. I always find size 5s in vintage shoes.

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