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How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

One of my favorite summer skirts is an A-line 100% cotton floral print that I bought at Gap in 1991!  I just pulled it out of the dryer and it looks brand new.  I remember finding it on a clearance rack in late fall/early winter and giving the sales associate a five dollar bill and getting change back.  Wow, I sure got my money's worth!  That skirt is older than my marriage and kids.  😂

 

Do you have an oldies but goodies still going strong? 

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

I am not sure but likely the oldest piece of clothing that I wear is an outerwear coat as I have some faux furs that I bought years ago in the early 2000s or so.

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

The oldest items in my wardrobe are two ankle length skirts.  They are probably 7 or 8 years old and that is "old" for me because I refresh my wardrobe frequently.  The skirts are a crepe-like material, one black and one navy blue.  My weight toggles from 16-18-20 and that skirt fits and looks good wherever I am on that scale.  At 16 it's full and comes to the bottom of my ankle.  At 20 it fits closer to body and is an inch or two above my anke.  I wear those skirts in the winter with tall boots and in the summer with sandals.  Other than those skirts, I have a couple of coats are around 10 years old but i don't wear them every single winter.  I give them a rest for a year or two and when I go back to them it's like having a new coat.

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

Two pair of Levi's  577's!  Can't part with them!   Levi's doesn't make them any longer!  They are at least 15 yrs. old!!Woman Wink

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

I have a beautiful scarf that I think is 20 years old....I haven't worn it in awhile....but I can't bring myself to donate it...

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

The years seem to fly by now so I realized I have a sweater set I purchased when I went to NYC for Thanksgiving -- 10 years ago!   I live in the South so I probably only wear it a few times a season.    I do a gentle purge about every six months but don't have the heart to get rid of it.    It's a knit turtleneck in teal with a pullover knit hoodie with a kangaroo pocket in dark brown tweed.   I love it plus it brings back great memories.   It's nothing special, I think I bought it at Goody's.  

 


@wildcat fan wrote:

One of my favorite summer skirts is an A-line 100% cotton floral print that I bought at Gap in 1991!  I just pulled it out of the dryer and it looks brand new.  I remember finding it on a clearance rack in late fall/early winter and giving the sales associate a five dollar bill and getting change back.  Wow, I sure got my money's worth!  That skirt is older than my marriage and kids.  😂

 

Do you have an oldies but goodies still going strong? 


 

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

I have a very nice dress suit my Mother wore in the 1950's.....LOVE it

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

I have a sheer floral jacket that I can tie up in the front or wear long which is over 30 years old - it was bought from a discount retail and it has lasted all those years.  Everytime I wear it I still get compliments.  It has black undertone so I can wear it with anything. 

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

I have a Norwegian sweater from the late 1960's.  It is knit in shades of gray and ivory.  It is beautiful and I still wear it. 

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Re: How old is the oldest piece of clothing in your wardrobe?

Probably a Christian Dior houndstooth wool scarf that I bought in high school in 1980. I still wear it in the winter sometimes.

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