Vintage Gowns

Vintage Gowns: Artifacts: Photos, Ads, Articles etc...
Bride's Maids prepare for a wedding.
See more samples from "plaque de la mode."
        Vintage is a term that defines wedding garments originating from a previous era. The phrase is also used in connection with a retail outlet, e.g. "vintage clothing store."
       Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 20 years before the present day is considered vintage. Retro, short for retrospective, or "vintage style" usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Reproduction, or repro, clothing is a newly made copy of an older garment. Clothing produced more recently is usually called modern or contemporary fashion. Opinions vary on these definitions.
       Most vintage clothing has been previously worn, but a small percentage of pieces have not. These are often old warehouse stock, and more valuable than those that have been worn, especially if they have their original tags. Referred to as deadstock or new old stock (NOS), they nevertheless sometimes have flaws. Vintage clothing may be either commercially produced or handmade by individuals. Under this Category I will file many restored and edited artifacts, pictures and articles, about vintage wedding fashion.

Vintage Fashions for The Bride and Her Bridal Party:
Vintage Fashions for The Groom:

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