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    I Love Vintage Clothes.

    Current fashion is kind of "meh" to me. There's something about vintage clothing that just has this warmth and soul that I love. The 20s had some of the most beautiful dresses and for me thats the hardest to find. The old hollywood look is another one of my favorites.
    LennonLover LennonLover 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    Chesse Cake !!!!!

    Thats all I wear is vintage 50s 60s. Its rare you will see me in newer clothing.
    AvaLynne AvaLynne 31-35, F Aug 23, 2012

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    So Beautiful

    I know they are not exactly go to work clothes but here are some I like and would wear. I just love these vintage 50's and 60's dress. So wonderful and delightful. Maybe sometime we'll check out the 70's and 80's.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 6 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Vintage Indie!

    I recently found what kind of style I love! Even though I don't own anything vintage. I would love to. It's so cute & different. I don't really have a style. If I thinks it's cute & 'me'. If I believe it'll look on me, then i'll take it! But i've been trying to figure out the...
    Grace0000 Grace0000 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    Would Love To Own....

    A vintage fur coat (faux fur of course). I've been looking everywhere and can't find one in my size. I used to have one years ago but I got rid of it and would give anything to get it back. Typical, although my favourite are the ones with leather cuffs and belt. They are fabulous...
    writingbug78 writingbug78 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    Seeking Some Ideas

    My mom just called me and said my aunt had given her a box of my great  gram and grandmothers thing that had been in a trunk in the attic for  oodles of ages. There are some clothes from somewhere around the 1015-1925 year range. some of them are in good conditioin...no...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 24, 2008

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    3rd Hand?

    I accumulated and wore quite a lot of "vintage" stuff in my early 20s, mostly from charity shops but also bits aquired through family. I had a field day when I did a 1/2 day a week voluntary work in a charity shop! I still have quite a lot of the stuff...
    lostbird lostbird 51-55, F 10 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Grandpa

    im one of those lucky people that still has there hero alive and kicking its my grandpa...hes the most interesting person i have ever met and he keep getting cooler hes ver none compromising about what he likes to where...and hes passed that trait on to me luckily i like to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11, 2010

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    Ol' Skool

    I love the fit of vintage dresses they are beautiful and modest. I shop on line for most of my clothes but I'm always looking thru thrift stores in my area.  My favorite vintage items are my aprons I have mostly Christmas ones some are fancy serving aprons and...
    HisLady HisLady 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2009

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    Value Village And Second Hand

    I love vintage clothes from the 40s-60s, I often find beautiful gems at value village (even brand name clothes and accessories) and second hand stores that often have deals such as "the entire store for 10$" and I always find something I like!
    mshumphreys mshumphreys 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2013

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    I Love Vintage Clothes And In The 1940’s And 1950’s.

    But I am. It just seems right to me. I love vintage clothes and in the 1940’s and 1950’s, women never wore pants, so I stopped wearing them, too. I always get compliments on how classy I look, I always feel pretty and feminine and like an old fashioned lady, and I like that a...
    elenamerx elenamerx 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 22, 2011

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    The Styles of Days Gone By.

    I love vintage clothes. I have a few places that I prowl regularly. Nothing cmes close to the feeling of finding a poodle skirt and twinset. For me the styles are just much more of "who I am". writing this makes me feel like shopping.
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    I love it too. Follow me on instagram

    sashakimi3.... I'll follow back
    sashakimi3 sashakimi3 18-21, F Mar 9, 2014

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    I Live In Vintage

    Even my maternity wardrobe was vintage. Everyday I have to wear something vintage...even if its just my purse or hair clips from the 40s. I love wearing vintage from the roaring 20s to early 60s sex kitten. I even have a few late victorian, early edwardian pieces I wear...
    Garbo33 Garbo33 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    My First 1960's Chiffon Peignoir Set

    I am a sissy from the time I was very young, but I was very careful to hide it. For many years I was married, but always terrified of telling my wife that I was a cross-dresser and afraid that she would not understand and leave me. She recently passed away and I will be forever...
    Rosemarysgirl Rosemarysgirl 61-65, M Mar 25, 2011

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    There's a shop in Nashville,

    Tennessee that sells nothing but vintage clothing. All the clothing is so beautiful, I almost bought me a dress but I had to save my money. Hopefully, I return there and buy some outfits. The 1950's style is so beautiful but so innocent. It's my favorite era of all times.
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    Is That Your Grandma's Coat?

    Vintage clothes rock! You will never see anyone else wearing your outfit, and it is always one of a kind. My grandma gave me a gorgeous floor-length floral dress, and every time I wear it, I get so many compliments. People are surprised to hear that this very dress was worn by my...
    friendsofthefriendless friendsofthefriendless 18-21, F Jul 26, 2013

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    Very Much

    Most of the fashion for sale in high street stores are so bland and very much mass produced with very cheap materials in comparison to the clothing that was produced 40, 50 and 60 years ago and testament to this, is the existence of Vintage Clothing Stores and how much of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    Oh How I Love Vintage

    I love finding the perfect vintage piece after a cup of coffee.   My favorites finds are usually shirts, hats and ties.  There's nothing like a soft t-shirt that has been around for years and years.  Whenever I moved into the house I rent I found 8 bags...
    melray12 melray12 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2007

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    Ahh, Vintage Clothes!

    I have always loved vintage clothes. I do not have much of a, "set style" and I occasionally wear retro clothes and mix styles. I especially like clothing from the 40's and up. It is exciting to get dressed up and no one expects it. I have a love for many things that are old...
    Gramarye Gramarye 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Stockings and Garters

    I absolutely loathe wearing pantyhose. But finding stockings can be a chore at times. luckily for me I have found some, that dont' cost and arm and (fortunately) a leg. So... garters, or garterbelts and sheer stockings for me. The lacy thigh tops are nice, but still like garters...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 25, 2008

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    The 50s And Trad

    my work life i dress very trad love vintage suits always wear sock garters love tweed and so on day to day not working rockabilly even have the flattop haircut love the music and style most of my clothes are vintage or second hand you can't get stuff you can't get new love...
    will8829 will8829 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    who wants it??????? 100% leather snake skin

    episode skirt made in italy in 1988!!!!!!!!!!!
    CarmenTeflon CarmenTeflon 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    Fit And Flare Dresses

    I acquired my Nans sewing patterns from the fifties after she died and have quite a few patterns for the fit and flare dresses that were so popular then.  I've made a couple of these dresses for myself and then one day, also had the brain wave of making a matching apron and a...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    A New Find

    I was out and about today. ostensibly to pick up a few  things for my grandson and godson. (both infants).  But, as long as I was there it doesn't hurt to wander through the ladies racks on the way to the back, now does it? So my quick little pass through the shop...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    Ebay and Op Shops...

    Oh what fun it is to find fantastic unique items for bargain prices!   Love it!
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Guess I'm Late

    I guess my fashion sense, or at least how want to be seen is a little behind the times. I never got into the mini, (had them just not a favorite). Never really liked the 70's (eewww). and we'll skip the power suit 80's. I always wanted the circle skirts, and twinsets, the ...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Im so obsessed with vintage clothes!

    And i love this coat!
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2014

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    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    I seem to like dressing in Vintage clothing

    that has a flair to it. I like Black Seamed nylons and a Garterbelt or Corset with High Heels on. A flowing dress or a tighter more sexier dress. I love to wear makeup ad to apply thick red lipstick on ad paint my nails.
    musicman500 musicman500 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    Thrift Stores

    Are amazing. They donate a lot to the needy, and you know you are supporting a great cause! (And you can find amazing stuff there for great prices.)
    breakingbenjamin67 breakingbenjamin67 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    Castaways

    We have this small little thrift store in our town. Castaways. Occasionally they'll have amazing clothes to pick from for under 50 cents a piece. I've attempted at making my own clothes and failed miserably. Hopefully I'll be able to learn in the near future. But i still...
    Isabellesheart Isabellesheart 18-21, F Apr 10, 2009

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    Oh the Rapture!

    Perfect finds are just so uplifting.  I just found a new place in town that I love.  It's run by a stern Swiss woman, from Lucerne, an lovely Swiss city I have visited.  She is so adamant about her stuff being the best, and she insists that you try things...
    atali atali 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2008

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    My Kind of Fashion

    I use to be real insecure about my body. But I've learn to dress. You don't need a perfect body to have a perfect look, that's why I love vintage fashion. It does good for my body. I like to wear waist high clothing cause it gives me a figure and hold everything in place. ...
    ladynau ladynau 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2008

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    Living In Vintage

    Hi, I am a vintage collector & seller. I love all kinds of vintage items. I have a large clothing collection & many other items. I love vintage & antique furniture, I just don't have the money or the means for it at this time. I sell right now online on Etsy, I wanted to spread...
    BeauMondeVintage BeauMondeVintage 31-35, F Dec 20, 2012

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    ive been a rockabilly since i was about 8,my dad had a copy of rock around the clock by bill haley,so i listened ot it all the time, when i got older, and could buy my own records...
    rocka52 rocka52 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Gypsy skirt I made last year. It will probably never be finish because I will always be adding to it.
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    I hope someone here can help me out. I'm rather tall. Women's tights aren't patterned and cute. I've been looking for girls footed tights that are long enough for me. I'm about 5'8...
    qwerty285 qwerty285 16-17, M Apr 6

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    Here's a photograph of my new shirt that I brought recently. I like to hear your opinion on what you think of it : ) You can see more photographs of me in my album if you're...
    Austin300 Austin300 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I haven't tried west african food yet. I really want to. I love the dances, the music, the singing..everything. Beautiful culture. Everytime I hear nigerian or ghana music I start...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Watched a documentary about orcas. Testing of blubber samples have found that the south New Zealand island population is toxic. What brought on the research was the Alaskan...
    Roxrocker Roxrocker 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Your hand in mine walking together as the raindrops slowly begin to fall. We don't care if we get wet as long as we're together. The rain soaks our clothes causing them to stick...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Apart from swimming, shopping is one of my favourite sports. There are so many gorgeous clothes to look at in M&S, Asda and a few in Tesco too. I can't afford shops like New Look!
    Daniellehj Daniellehj 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Indeed I do! See attached unless EP removes it. These are a later pair. I really like the early vintage ones with striped waistband. Great cut and fit though and I love the ribbed...
    LowRise LowRise 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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