Hope you've all been well! With the warmer months upon us in NYC, I've been going through and making sure all my summer wardrobe is repaired and tailored properly (which is quite a task). Every once in a while I have a dress come to me that I know it's not repairable, and is in fact on it's last leg. This breaks my heart. I love vintage because if you take care of it well, it will last a really long time. Sometimes though, this isn't the case and a piece shatters after you launder it or the fabric cannot withstand regular wear.
-That's the case with this gorgeous piece. I absolutely adore this dress, I picked it up for under $20 at Beacons Closet. It definitely had issues when I bought it but I didn't care because it was my size, gorgeous, and deserved at least one more wear in the spotlight. Since purchasing it, I've worn it out three times and every time I wear it I can tell it's disintegrating a little more every time. A rip here in the skirt, a fray there under the arm, and even though it's literally falling apart on my back, I still get so many compliments on it.
If I could personify myself in a dress, this is as close as I've gotten thus far. It's my favorite in my closet and if it were in mint condition I would wear it all the time. The really terrible part is that the seams are all strong and it's lined really well but the fabric itself is shattering and ripping. I'm not sure if there's anything that can be done for that. I'm debating trying to wear is as long as possible or doing a water photo shoot in it and say farewell.
What should I do???
Photography by Toni Skotcher Photography