Fashion

Vintage love

Katie wears a pink, blue and white multi colour vintage maxi dress with long sleeves, high neck, matching belt and black shoes and a small black shoulder bag. Her hair is pulled back in a pony tail and she's standing in front of the surfer shacks at Copa Club on Tower Bridge.

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. 

Katie wears a pink, blue and white multi colour vintage maxi dress with long sleeves, high neck, matching belt and black shoes and a small black shoulder bag. Her hair is pulled back in a pony tail and she's standing in front of the surfer shacks at Copa Club on Tower Bridge.

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. 

Katie wears a pink, blue and white multi colour vintage maxi dress with long sleeves, high neck, matching belt and black shoes and a small black shoulder bag. Her hair is pulled back in a pony tail and she's standing in front of the surfer shacks at Copa Club on Tower Bridge.

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! 

Dress: 1960s/1970s
Bag: present from mom 2016
Shoes: 2018

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