Vintage clothing: definition and history throughout the years.

The term “vintage” is commonly used to refer to old styles of clothing. In its modern use, it often indicates that the item is at least 20 years old.
Vintage clothing has existed since World War I, as an idea of reusing clothing because of the textile shortage. During this time, most clothing was repaired, mended, tailored to fit other family members, or recycled within the home as rags or quilts. Clothing manufacturers reduced the varieties, sizes, and colors of their productions and even urged designers to create styles that would use less fabric and avoid needless decoration.