Vintage is always a gamble - not just because you're putting something that was fashionable many years ago back into rotation, but also because the fabric of the garment has been around the block a few times.
Vintage fabric can be a lot more fragile than new fabric. I bought this beautiful silk dress from the circa 1950 a couple of months ago, and the first time I wore it, the sleeves tore and disintegrated - the fabric just couldn't take the stress.
The beloved Topshop put together a great little vintage care guide that I wanted to share with you - I will definitely take their advice so that no more of my vintage finds fall apart! Especially since they know a thing or two about vintage with their newly launched Topshop archive.
To see how to take special care of your vintage treasures, read more