Are Modern Fashion Vendors Redefining The Term “Vintage”

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Vintage

The 1967 Chevy Corvette.
1920s Black Beaded Nadine Flapper dresses.

An Instagram page plugged a pair of leggings as ‘vintage’ buy, I was puzzled. It was just a pair of gray cotton leggings, how did it become vintage? Over time, once in a while I have seen pop ups of fashion collections and single wears that are sold off as vintage wear.

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Is there a measure for defining clothing as vintage, well yes. Clothing that are at least 20 years old and more, recognized and are representative of an Era are defined as vintage.

Fashion has grown and evolved and even in the year 2020, we are still inspired by fashion from decades before us. Although, 2019 saw a spike in fashion items that were designed in the style of the 90s, a female shirt with a motif of the Eiffel Tower doesn’t mean it is a vintage shirt neither does a pair of leggings.

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I guess the definition of vintage depends on how one sees it, and that there are no hard and fast rules.
Sister, just wear your clothes.

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