The puzzle of dating vintage clothing isn’t as complicated as it seems once you begin to compare and contrast the details of vintage garments to learn differences in how the pieces were constructed. To help you understand the age of a vintage garment, this post shows you how to date vintage clothing and identify its probable era by examining its buttons, zippers, seams, lining and sleeves.
Whether you purchase your vintage maxi vintage shopping, flea market hopping or thrift store shopping, knowing these tricks to accurately authenticate a maxi’s era will also help you to style and speak vintage like a pro. Keep reading after the jump to learn what a ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s maxi dress looks like and for inspiration to grow your vintage shopping know-how!
Happy Tuesday, vintage lovers! After the success of 11 ways to identify vintage in a thrift store by looking at labels…