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Tips to Take Care of Vintage Clothing

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Tips to Take Care of Vintage Clothing

Vintage clothing is not easy to find and is not usually reasonably priced. You should understand that this is logical because vintage items are rare finds.

If your wardrobe’s profile is bolstered by several vintage fashion and accessories, you should strive harder to make sure your investment would last longer.

You should recognize and understand the fact that most vintage clothing sold today are comprised of second-hand items that have probably been used by other people perhaps 40 to 50 years ago, or probably more.

You do not own retro and contemporary clothes (which technically were made in the 1960s to 1980s). You own clothes that are much older than that, perhaps as old as the Victorian era. So how could you possibly take care of vintage clothing?

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Some tips to take care of vintage clothing

To take care of vintage coats and jackets, remember the golden rule: do not store them in any plastic bag. Always remember that wool and many other natural fabrics should be able to breathe. Thus, the best practice is to store them in fine fabric dress bags. Before keeping them for some time, make sure they are clean and are free from any spot or stain.

Have a reputable and reliable dry cleaner take care of cleaning them. To drive away insects like moth, put several sachets of rosemary and mint, which are good insect repellants. Such natural repellants could be bought at conventional stores as ‘Mothaway.’

Beaded sweaters could be hand-washed. They are usually made of silky nylon lining. Those with crepe lining should be dry cleaned instead because the material would further shrink upon contact with water.

To store vintage sweaters, use cedar chest or other wooden drawers with natural insect repellants. Before storing, close all buttons and hooks prior to laying face down. Use tissue paper on the sweater’s back to cushion the fold.

Vintage furs could be taken care of easily. You do not need to use cedar or plastic as storage facility. Instead, take it to a good furrier to have it glazed and cleaned initially. Cleaning could be done as rarely as once every year.

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Do not forget to apply fabric conditioner before long storage. Hang it in a closet through a jumbo padded hanger. There is no need to store it in a cold area. Take note not to jam it next to many other clothes or suffer having to deal with smooched fur.

For hats, purses, and just about any vintage accessories, just make sure there is no dust. It would be ideal if you would keep the hats in good hatboxes that are usually available at conventional home decorating shops. To brush off dust, use soft brass with soft bristles.

Purses should be stored in fabric bags, in a manner similar to how luxury purses are stored today. Vinyl and leather purses should breathe, so keeping them in plastic containers and bags would not be advisable. Compacts should first be wrapped in rolls of tissue paper or should be stored in small jewelry bags to protect them from dust.

Overall, there is one great lesson. All plastics are not good and ideal for storing vintage clothing and other vintage accessories. Some people regard plastic as among the most wonderful inventions of mankind, but in terms of keeping, storing, and taking care of vintage clothing, they are not useful.

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5 Dhoti pants with crop top outfit ideas

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Crop top with long sleeves

Dhoti, an ethnic wear of men in the Indian subcontinent is now a style statement adopted by women. Celebrity stylists and fashion designers have successfully styled a new series of bottom wear by rehashing this traditional outfit. Crop tops are the ideal partners for dhoti pants. Pairing dhoti pants with the right crop tops is crucial for that perfect look. Here are 5 dhoti pants with crop top outfit ideas you can draw inspiration from this festive season:

Go sleeveless

Sleeveless crop tops lend oomph to any party attire, so also a dhoti pant. Style it like a peplum or keep it snug with a satin finish and you are all set for the party. Zari and zardozi work are best displayed on short sleeveless tops.

Crop jackets

Embroidered silk jackets are the best choice to go with silk dhoti pants. This combination is ideal for weddings and festivals, where silk and shimmer is best showcased. Embellish with long ethnic earrings to get a complete party look.

Crop capes

Cropped capes are a rage during the colder months. They combine style and comfort with ease and can be sported as layers over a short blouse as well. Pair them with heels and strut across the party scene.

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Crop blouse

Crop tops modeled around saree blouses are ideal for sporting dhoti pants with élan. Pair them with a matching long flowing shrug to get a gorgeous looking outfit. To make it more festive and ethnic choose silk for the material and a dash of embroidery for the regal look.

Crop top with long sleeves

Crop tops styled to fit above the waist go well with long sleeves. Choose from a variety of textured and woven fabrics to create the dramatic look. Finish it off by sporting a metal waist belt on the dhoti.

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Best Ideas on Easy Outfits to Wear to Thanksgiving

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Easy Outfits to Wear to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is that time of the year when we celebrate the people and relationships around us. Meeting and greeting our loved ones are an essential part of the thanksgiving ritual. So, this time around we come to you with suggestions on easy outfits to wear to thanksgiving.

Easy Outfits to Wear to Thanksgiving

Evergreen denims

Choose the tried and tested combination of blue denims with a white tee and a tweed jacket. Pair it with suede ankle boots for maximum impact. While being easy to assemble, this outfit also looks casual and light on your pocket. It is also a perfect and easy-to-carry attire that offers the comfort you seek in a fall outfit.

All whites

An all-white outfit may sound overwhelming to begin with, but soon you will realize that it is the perfect choice for a thanksgiving outfit. It is also very soothing to the eyes. Go with an oversized white sweater and a white skinny denim. Pair it with tan suede booties.

Sweater Dress

While dresses are outfits of choice for occasions and parties, sweater dress is an ideal outfit for a thanksgiving dinner. Pair it with knee high boots for the stylish look that keeps you cozy as well.

All Black

Just like all whites, an all-black outfit makes for a uber chic look for a thanksgiving dinner. Choose skin-tight black jeans with a turtle neck, pair it with a black sweater coat and watch the magic unfold.

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Skirt all the way

Midi skirts are the rage this season and what better time to sport them than thanksgiving. Pair them with stylish heels and a sweater to complete the look. Choose layered or a tweed skirt that can keep you warm.

Midi Dress

From polka dot to pin stripe, midi dresses come in all ranges. When the weather is fall, then more the reason to get these below the knee outfits. Choose simple yet cute looking designs, with tie details to get that dressed up look. Complete it with strappy sandals or heels.

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