Start Dating vintage clothing

Dating vintage clothing

A wonderful resource for dating vintage labels is the Vintage Fashion Guild.

If you’ve read much on 1930s fashion you may have heard the term “feedsack” used.

This was exactly as it sounds, a sack that held food, such as flour and grains.

Here at the shop we regularly have customers seeking items from specific time periods or with particular details.

Next up we have the 1940s, including wartime and post-wartime fashions!

Another key detail to look for when dating an item of clothing is how the seams are treated inside the garment.

It is very unusual to find serged edges on garments made before the mid-1960s. In 1930s era clothing, you will not find fabric care labels like you do in today’s fashions.

Another clue about whether a garment is from this era is placement of the zipper or fastenings.