What is the oldest thing in your wardrobe?

(60 Posts)
babooshkadoll Sat 29-Dec-12 17:35:14

Velvet pea coat brought out every Christmas bought in a Next sale around 1995.
Older than my DCs still complimented on it.

sunshine401 Sun 30-Dec-12 20:45:00

My Grandmas wedding dress smile

MadAboutHotChoc Sun 30-Dec-12 20:45:37

A black full length halterneck vintage evening dress that was given to me by MIL.

A charcoal grey fleece jumper, purchased in 1994

Beaverfeaver Mon 31-Dec-12 00:50:40

I still have some bras from when I was 16!

harbingerofdoom Mon 31-Dec-12 20:09:01

Oh,and a bridesmaids dress my mother wore to one of her sister's wedding. Must be about 70 years old, immaculately made, by hand and a hand machine I would think. My DM still has her wedding dress smile.
I was given loads of coats Jaeger,Aquascutum,Crombie plus others and I have no idea what to do with them sad.
Perhaps I'll end up wearing them when the economy really goes bust.

CMOTDibbler Mon 31-Dec-12 20:32:25

I've got a few things from the early 90's, but the one in regular wear (circa 93) is a M&S microfibre slip that I wore as a 'dress' out clubbing and now wear sedately as an actual slip, and it still looks great

HappyNewSkyebluesapphire Tue 01-Jan-13 03:12:09

Wore my Etams trousers tonight, god knows how old they are ?!

mathanxiety Tue 01-Jan-13 06:32:56

An astrakhan jacket my sister bought second hand in Dublin in the late 80s -- don't know how old it is. Plus a box of all sorts of 80s clothes that the DCs raid for Hallowe'en, and boots of the same vintage. I also have two fine wool dresses I wore as a toddler. They were originally bought or maybe even hand made in the US and were at least third hand to me when I wore them in 1965/66.

Rebecca54 Tue 01-Jan-13 09:58:15

A dark grey wool coat which comes out for funerals etc. It must be 20 years old!

higgle Tue 01-Jan-13 14:54:37

1962 wiggle dress and jacket bought by my mother for a wedding. Of my own stuff a French Connection white broderie anglaise (?) top I bought in 1982, worn once or twice every summer ever since.

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