Best and Worst Vintage Buys

Shopping vintage is a great way to save money on one of a kind looks. But not everything out there is worth your cash. Here's what to buy and what to avoid ...

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Dresses

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Buying a vintage dress isn’t as easy as buying a vintage scarf, but it can be done. Just make sure you stock up on patience before you hit the shop. “Since most of the issues that women run into regard fit, you’ll definitely need to try everything on,” says Easley. And not only can sizing vary, but also the way the dress falls on your body. So don’t freak if the first dress you try on doesn’t work. It might take 15 dresses before you find a good fit.

If you’re not ready to take the full plunge, keep this tidbit in mind. “Everything can be altered. If you find a long ’70s dress that you love, but want to make it more modern, cut off the length and have it hemmed,” says Easley.