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20+ Clothing Items That Have Brought Joy to Their Owners for Many Years

Good quality clothing items can bring joy to its owner for many years. But when a pair of boots or a dress stays looking new for decades, it’s pretty remarkable.

At Bright Side, we were curious to look at internet users’ clothing pieces and shoes that have lived for a few decades and still bring joy to their owners. These items are so durable they can even be passed down to the next generations.

“I am going to wear my grandmother’s dress from 1963 made of Brocade and a ton of crinoline. It doesn’t fit, needs to be pressed, and we are going to change the design quite a bit, but when I went to go look at it, I instantly fell in love!”

“Australian-made winter clothing, 20 to 30 years old and still going strong.”

“This dress is 120 years old. It belonged to my father’s great-great-grandmother. The golden medallion is also our family relic.”

“My relatives are really great at keeping stuff and at times like this I’m happy to be the only one to try them on.”

“I was so happy to wear my grandmother’s wedding dress from 1949 on my own wedding day in 2007.”

“My mother gave me the shoes she wore as a kid in 1968.”

“This little dress was made by my grandma over 30 years ago. It’s been used by 3 babies and still looks gorgeous.”

“I found my great-grandmother’s wedding dress she wore in 1925.”

“My grandma’s dress. I think it suits me well.”

“My mom made this coat for herself in 1973. Now her 22-year-old granddaughter is rocking it!”

“This is my mother’s prom dress that she wore in 1983.”

“This Mountain Hardwear fleece is from the ’90s. It’s still ridiculously warm and comfortable.”

“I wore my grandma’s wedding dress from 1966 for my wedding last weekend.”

“This is my grandma’s dress. She wore it at the end of the 1960s.”

“1990 Sorels. I use them mostly for shoveling and snow blowing. Best boots ever. One of my first ever ’grown-up’ purchases as a supposed grown-up.”

“Same dress, same person (me), 25 years apart.”

“My lifelong dream of wearing the national costume of my country came true today! This is my grandmother’s dress, made by her aunt in the first half of the 1900s.”

“Breaking in my wedding shoes which were my mother’s. 22 days to go.”

“I bought this sweater almost 20 years ago. I still wear it every winter because it’s so warm and comfortable. It’s made of lambswool.”

“Photoshoot with my great-great-grandmother’s wedding dress.”

“I bought these gloves in the winter of 1990. Happy 30th Birthday!”

“I want to show some of my grandma’s gowns. These were handsewn by her sister who was an excellent dressmaker back in the day. These were made around the 1960s-70s.”

“These army boots were made in 1968. They are still waterproof up to the shoelace knot. I can walk through a creek with them. Also, I had them on during my first date with my wife.”

“I got married in September 2020 wearing my grandmother’s dress from 1956.” — “It’s flawless!”

Do you have clothing items that have served you for so many years it’s indecent to tell their age? If so, show their photos in the comments below.

Preview photo credit ckmsecret / Reddit
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