There’s nothing like finding that perfect vintage dress that also happens to be genuinely old. Most thrifters now qualify anything pre-1995 as “vintage” but dresses from pre-1960’s have a particular magic about them. Maybe it’s the survival through the decades or the myriad of bodies that have filled up its shape, but these vintage clothes always seem to have a soul. There’s something about their age that makes them feel both ghostly and archival. It’s not an exaggeration to call them living history.