I can never say no to a crimplene dress. As a vintage hunter, I get very excited to find a piece as for my body shape and style – the dresses always have that lovely A-line fit and the most amazing patterns.
Crimplene is a thick and heavy set material that was developed in the 1950s. It’s wrinkle free and dries quite fast and was quite popular for it’s wash and go properties.
The material may not be the most luxurious and you do have to get ready for some hard core vintage washing but I think they are fab. Here are some of my favourite finds from eBay to give you an idea.
Here’s my current fave crimplene number, which was a leaving gift from my old team in Oxfam.