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What is the oldest thing in your wardrobe?

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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.

SuoceraBlues Sat 29-Dec-12 17:39:24

Dress from 1884

Worn I when teenybopper. And due to AlItalia running off with my sister's luggage and my having to lend her my skirt, I wore it for my wedding in....what year was 8 years ago?.....2004!

It's just a simple black dress. Stretchy. Which was good cos it had to fit teeny bopper and not so teenybopper version of self.

ggirl Sat 29-Dec-12 17:41:12

nightie t-shirt thing that dh bought me 25yrs ago

notMarlene Sat 29-Dec-12 17:51:53

An excellent LBD I bought when I was 18ish. Still looks fab.

cathyandclaire Sat 29-Dec-12 17:52:45

Vivienne Westwood black velvet corset and monsoon velvet skirt both given to me by my parents for my 1988 (now I feel horribly old) and still worn sometimes (although I tend to push my boobs down now rather than hoicking them up like I used to!!!)

SuoceraBlues Sat 29-Dec-12 18:01:48

19 84

Fecking keyboard trying to age me.

WhispersOfWickedness Sat 29-Dec-12 18:07:30

A 'Three Men and a Little Lady' t-shirt which my mum sent off for me when the film was out, so early 90's. Not bad considering I was born in 1982 grin

yellowdomino Sat 29-Dec-12 18:12:26

A paisley flare-sleeved blouse bought from Miss Selfidge when I was 14 (so 1997ish).

We lived on a council estate, poor as church mice and yet somehow I developed an obession with Pucci prints, when I saw this top I decided it was the next best thing and saved up my pocket money to buy it. I'd say it was my first proper fashion conscious buy - I keep it partly because it still fits but also because of what it represents. I was teased so much for it at the time (all my friends wore tracksuits!) but didn't care, loved it then still love it now!

wewereherefirst Sat 29-Dec-12 18:12:54

A 10 year old Armani suit, I still love it although I can't fit my norks in it at the moment sad

DonaAna Sat 29-Dec-12 18:48:51

Lots of vintage shoes and fur from my mother - also used to have 1950s and 1960s dresses and jackets.

Oldest item in frequent use is a wool coat from 1995.

MrsWolowitz Sat 29-Dec-12 18:53:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

rockinastocking Sat 29-Dec-12 18:57:25

A grey fleece from French Connection that I bought as a new mum in 1998.

I wouldn't be seen dead in it, but to me it symbolised my new motherhood, and I wore it to post-natal aerobics.

I'll be buried in the fucker. Would never part with it.

rockinastocking Sat 29-Dec-12 18:57:52

Bit of a contradiction up there.


rockinastocking Sat 29-Dec-12 18:59:32

I meant <wine>

<gives up>

NuzzleandScratch Sat 29-Dec-12 19:00:25

A pair of black velvet trousers that I bought when I was 11 (in 1992), that are a lovely drapey material. They used to be turned up, but subsequently let down to full length. I've worn them most years on Christmas Day, they're ideal as they look smart, but are sooo comfy. Still get complimented on them!

TessTing123 Sat 29-Dec-12 19:01:39

A pair of cotton trousers given to me for Christmas when I was 13. They were beautiful, rich, warm colours - maroon and navy and lilac, and the very first time they went in the wash they accidentally got bleached to a nasty dishcloth grey. I dyloned them green and they are still in service as slobbing trousers now. I'm certainly not the same size as.I was then so they must have grown with me.

RandomMess Sat 29-Dec-12 19:02:56

60's top that belonged to my mum

LilyVonSchtupp Sat 29-Dec-12 19:03:39

DS sometimes wears an embroidered Afghan waistcoat that my great aunt bought for me in hippy trail pre- Soviet invasion Kabul in mid 70s. He says it makes him look like a pirate.

harbingerofdoom Sat 29-Dec-12 19:04:34

A black wool Edwardian cape. Beautiful frogging(?),black ribbons and grosgrain details. Looks very sorry for itself. Actually wore it in my rock days grin

FrancesFarmer Sat 29-Dec-12 19:06:16

70s black velvet jacket from my mother.

I still wear it occasionally.

whistlestopcafe Sat 29-Dec-12 19:06:53

I have a pink flowery cardigan bought from Miss Selfridge in 1988. I also have a black and white Chanel style blazer from Benetton 1992. Neither of these items have dated.

MiniLovesMinxPies Sat 29-Dec-12 19:18:35

My Gran's mink coat from the 1920's. I have worn it in the past but not recently. I also have a rabbit fur short cape, which I think is circa 1920-30. I love it but I would feel a bit conspicuous. Can't face parting with either but will probably never wear them again.

HappyJustToBe Sat 29-Dec-12 19:23:08

A faux fur coat my Grandma bought in the 60s.

Megsdaughter Sat 29-Dec-12 19:26:12

well this afternoon, it was me, I was clearing it out grin

DrRanj Sat 29-Dec-12 19:28:07

A jersey pencil skirt I bought from warehouse in 1999! It is the comfiest most versatile piece of clothing I have ever owned, it is still going strong and I can find anything to replace it! I even wore it as a work skirt all through my pregnancy!

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