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Speaking of thrifting, I’ve also shared clues on how to identify vintage clothing labels in a thrift store and I’ve explained 11 ways to know a piece is vintage by its labels and tags and how the ILGWU union label can help you to date a garment’s era, too.

Today’s post is different than the rest because it teaches you five easy ways to identify a garment’s most probable era based on construction details like buttons, zippers, seams, sleeves and lining.

Lucite buttons were most popular on garments of the ’50s.

1960s: Buttons begin to take on a more “cheap” look, and aren’t the same quality of plastic as bakelite or lucite. That’s why they’re also called “hard plastic.” LEFT: 1940s Dress with Side Seam Zipper / RIGHT: 1950s Dress with Centered Back Zipper DATING TIP: Identify whether the garment has a zipper and if so, where the zipper is placed and if it’s metal or plastic.

1930s: The infamous zipper is rarely seen on garments.

When included, a flap of fabric conceals this “vulgar” detail.

However, these sad irons were poor performers because they cooled quickly and required constant reheating.

Some time in the 19th century, people in the west caught up to China in a sense. These charcoal irons stayed hot longer than sad irons and were easier to use.

The lid of the box had a handle which allowed people to hold the hot iron as they ran it over clothing, smoothing out wrinkles.

The earliest examples of charcoal irons were found in China.

You know a button is bakelite plastic versus a more modern synthetic plastic because it’s almost always colored.

Test a button’s bakelite authenticity by spraying a Q-tip with 409 cleaner and rubbing it against the button. 1950s: If the button is clear, you’re most likely looking at lucite, a transparent type of plastic invented in 1931.

PRE-1940s: French seams were used on turn of the century clothing through the 1940s.

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