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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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

I still have some bras from when I was 16!

tak1ngchances Sun 30-Dec-12 21:22:19

A charcoal grey fleece jumper, purchased in 1994

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

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

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

My Grandmas wedding dress smile

canyou Sun 30-Dec-12 20:41:16

A skirt slip/petticoat I had for my first communion in 1987 It still fits me/I can wear fshock] grin

SchnitzelVonKrumm Sun 30-Dec-12 20:38:41

Two Agnes B silk ribbed long-sleeved t-shirts that I bought in about 1994. Still look like new despite regular wear.

lisad123 Sun 30-Dec-12 01:45:11

Vintage red floor length 1970s dress I brought

lisad123 Sun 30-Dec-12 01:37:07

I rely wish I could have been first to post, then I would have said "my husband" grin

scripsi Sun 30-Dec-12 01:35:15

I have a yellow short swing coat from the early 60s which I inherited and wear very often, it never fails to cheer up a dark winter day.

Very jealous of your V Westwood t-shirt noddy envy

noddyholder Sun 30-Dec-12 01:24:53

Have an old v Westwood sedition aires t shirt never wear am keeping for grand kids! Also a 29 yr old pair of Levi's which are minute and will never fit e again.

GreyTS Sun 30-Dec-12 01:07:27

Tonight I wore a pair of Marc Jacobs boots from about 8 years ago, black suede, almond shaped toe kitten heel, haven't worn them in years. I reckon they are the oldest item of clothing I own. There are so many things I wish I had kept, but I travelled a lot and can't bare clutter.

icovetthee Sun 30-Dec-12 00:58:12

A gold and black 'tiger' striped sheer blazer/open shirt kind of jacket. It's older than me and was bought by my nan in a designer shop back in 1982. I wear it out even now with a LBD and heels.

flibbergibbet Sun 30-Dec-12 00:52:44

My school shirt worn on my last ever day of school in 1995. It is signed by all of my classmates. One of them died this year so it makes me a bit sad to look at it now but I would never part with it.

VestaCurry Sun 30-Dec-12 00:45:47

1920's beaded flapper dress. Totally sheer silk crepe de chine, with tiny bugle beads sewn all over. Too delicate to be worn now, but I wore it to a roaring twenties themed party in a very naice London hotel many years ago. With a slip underneath naturally, for modesty. It was a real talking point because it's clearly original. I had 20's style satin shoes dyed to match it. It was a lot of fun walking down a grand staircase, making heads turn!


AbbyLockhart Sun 30-Dec-12 00:32:31

A pair of knickers grin from Dorothy Perkins, they are over 15 years old and still look good enough to wear on a first sleepover!

icapturethecastle Sun 30-Dec-12 00:24:53

ABBA tshirt from 1980 the photo on it is from the Arrival album my dcs like to wear it. A 'I am 5' nighty from 1978 which I wore until i was about 10 and still keep in my pj drawer. A black turtleneck from 1990 that I wear all the time.

curiositykilledthekat Sun 30-Dec-12 00:23:42

60s hooded cardigown. Knitted, fair isle style. Nicked it from my Mums wardrobe a few years back much to my sisters annoyance. I always get asked where its from. I love it and its a staple of my winter wardrobe! Not doing too bad considering it's nearly 50 years old! Blimey!

IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Sun 30-Dec-12 00:08:11

My black knee high boots. From Next in 1997 so just 15 years old. I wear them and still love them.

The next oldest thing is a beautiful black halterneck, handkerchief hem dress bought for my stupid hen night in 2000. So 12 years old. Unfortunately it's too big for me. I keep it cos I love it.

LilyVonSchtupp Sun 30-Dec-12 00:06:39

This thread has just made me sad that I gave a black wet look body-con dress from Warehouse to charity shop a couple of months ago. I bought it in mid nineties and wore it to Hacienda.

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