This dress was my grandmother’s, from the late 1960s/early 1970s, and even though I don’t wear it often it’s one of my favourites. She’s no longer with us and I love that I own something that was once hers. Simply seeing it in my wardrobe makes my heart sing.
Lately I’ve been noticing that I am getting sentimental towards second hand and vintage clothing. I see it and imagine the story of its past owner (or owners!) and wonder about them. Who they are and what they liked. How they came by this piece of clothing in the first place.
And as we need to change the model of how we purchase clothing, I think second hand and vintage will become much more prevalent. We already have so many beautiful clothes that need homes and have life left in them, so (in my mind) we’re losing our reasons to continue producing cheap new clothes in the same volumes we are currently. (Yes we need to offer a more varied range of sizes in “new” clothes because they’re hard to come by in vintage, and not easily accessible in second hand.
But anyone size women’s UK 12 and below can easily find plenty of vintage options in a wide range of prices.) Do you ever get sentimental about clothing? I would love to hear your stories!
Bag: present from mom 2016