It is often said that fashion is cyclical and that styles often come back around. That may be one reason why vintage clothing is so popular. There is something about a well-made dress or outfit from the past that makes people stand up and take notice. Is it the handmade quality that draws people in? Maybe it is the personalised touch of clothing made to measure. Or the nostalgia of bygone eras when things seemed simpler. Whatever the reason, vintage and vintage-inspired clothing is back in style again.
Vintage clothing is sought after because it has a history to it that makes it unique. Often, the clothes were created for a specific person to wear, made to their measurements and hand-crafted. Some clothing may have been designed to be worn to a special event like a wedding or party. You can often find fashions that were worn for a specific purpose kept in a museum as a link to that event. Collectors are often willing to pay top dollar at auction to own vintage fashions that were worn by people who are considered to be style icons like Diana, Princess of Wales or Elizabeth Taylor.