There is an absolute beauty to a vintage wedding dress, beauty that cannot be put in words. The cut, the detail, the shimmer of it’s silk, a vintage wedding dress is art. Not to mention it’s a part of our history. So why do these dresses get stuffed boxes and shoved under a bed? We think it’s nuts.
Some of us when the wedding is over stare longingly at our wedding dresses as a reminder of the fond memories, for a few more days anyway wondering when it’ll wear off. Then one day we hang it in a corner or behind a door until it eventually gets stuffed in a trunk, hidden and forgotten. The sacrilege.
This same beauty should be celebrated every day, don’t be like your parents and put it in a pine box to save it until we inevitably gift it to a cousin, daughter or dumpster. Or to the moth gods, whichever comes first. Uncover it, take it out. Look at it. It deserves a second look just like it did when you picked it.
Now that it’s out of the darkness, experiment, walk around the house and hold it up. Hang it in a corner and glance at it for a week. You might be amazed at the charm and excitement it adds to that room. And while you’re at it bring it downstairs and hang it from the coat tree by the door…now you’re onto something!
Next time you have guests over, watch as they enter and see it hanging, piercing their curiosity and imagination. Don’t be surprised if the conversation turns into something more interesting. Suddenly everyone is more interested in your choice of style at home. Where did you get this idea and who knew you had such great taste!? A little birdie told you.
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