I always get a little bit excited when I spot a simple but well-made black dress in a charity shop. But often they turn out not to be the right size, they’re in a bad condition or the cut & style just doesn’t appeal to me.
But sometimes they’re just right and you know they’ll become wardrobe classics that you’ll pull out of your closet regularly for years to come.
Like this wool/polyester-mix vintage dress, that I bought many, many years ago in my favourite charity shop in central Copenhagen (I used to visit it in all my lunch breaks) for around 6 pounds.
I love the simple design and the way the waist is accentuated with at thin curvy band, sewn into the dress.
And here’s another classic; a black Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress found in a charity shop in LA a few years ago. It cost 20 dollars.
It’s a bit short so I prefer to wear it over leggings or very thick tights.