Vintage Clothing • Wedding Dresses • Accessories

7405 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (3570)


Vintage Clothing • Wedding Dresses • Accessories

7405 Sales


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Announcement    💰WHOLESALE DISCOUNTS on Orders of 6 or more items. Contact me for the code.


Last updated on Oct 15, 2019

💰WHOLESALE DISCOUNTS on Orders of 6 or more items. Contact me for the code.


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About TheVintageMistress

Sales 7,405
On Etsy since 2009


Since 2009 brides and vintage enthusiast will tell you that The Vintage Mistress has a reputation for:
• Being a Trustworthy, well established site where customers always receive personable, honest and knowledgeable service
• All merchandise is in superior condition, freshly cleaned and ready to wear
• Knowing exactly what a bride wants and making her dreams of getting married in a vintage gown come true
See Etsy's shop feature of The Vintage Mistress here

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 22, 2019
Thank you for supporting Etsy's vintage shop owners!
• Contact me to start a Layaway plan for higher priced items.
• 💰WHOLESALE DISCOUNTS on Orders of 6 or more items. Contact me for the code.
• Written content, photographs and logos are © 2019 The Vintage Mistress.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All others, message me through Etsy within 72 hours of the recorded receipt of your order; no exceptions. Returns and exchanges must be pre-approved; items that are shipped back without pre-approval will be denied.
• Items will be shipped back on the specified dates noted within the Etsy convo in original condition, unworn, without damage and with the tags securely attached.
• Shipping costs are nonrefundable. Items that shipped for "Free" will be returned/exchanged for the purchase price minus the original shipping and handling cost.
• The Vintage Mistress reserves the right to decline any return/exchange,
transaction or a layaway per this shop's policies as well as Etsy's site wide policies. By purchasing from thevintagemistress [!at] you agree to have read and accepted these policies and conditions.
• DOMESTIC: Packages ship daily via USPS Priority or First Class Mail all with delivery confirmation and/or tracking. If you would like to purchase insurance coverage or a faster shipping service for your order, contact me for rates. The Vintage Mistress is not responsible for orders delayed by the postal system or courier services.

• INTERNATIONAL AND CANADA: Packages ship daily via USPS First Class International up to four pounds with a proof of mailing customs declaration number. Packages weighing over four pounds ship USPS Priority Mail with tracking and delivery confirmation. If you would like to purchase a tracking number, insurance coverage, or a faster shipping service for your order contact me for rates. In rare instances, shipping costs may exceed what is quoted in the listing or the package is required to ship via Priority Mail due to its size or declared value; you will be notified of the increased shipping cost. International buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Your order should arrive between 7-21 days; certain destinations may take longer. The Vintage Mistress is not responsible for orders delayed or held by customs, courier services, or postal systems.

All orders are safely packaged in sturdy waterproof mailing bags or boxes with
tracking, delivery confirmation or customs declaration numbers. If your package arrives damaged, please save all the packing materials. If lost, I will assist you to locate your package with a tracking number or file a "Lost/Damaged Package" report. Packages that are returned due to any "non-delivery" reason are non-refundable/ non- exchangeable and can be reshipped once the buyer purchases new postage. Examples of this include but are Not Limited To "import fee/tax avoidance, items being held and not picked up, buyers remorse, unsuccessful attempted deliveries,or a wrong address was supplied at checkout." When applicable, tracking numbers are provided for customers under their "Etsy Purchases" page; please check this tracking information often so you are prepared to accept your package. Your postman may leave you a package pick-up notice with detailed instructions on where and how to claim your package. If you don't receive one, please inquire with your local postal office.
Additional policies and FAQs
Merchandise at The Vintage Mistress is in USED CONDITION and will have minor wear consistent with age and use. All noticeable flaws and damage are disclosed and pictured for a buyer's discretion. Due to monitor differences, actual colors may vary slightly from what appears online. Vintage sizes and shapes are not equivalent to contemporary sizes and shapes. Vintage garments were often tailored and cut much different than today's clothing. To get the best fit from vintage clothing compare your body measurements to the listing's measurements and factor in enough "wiggle" room to move comfortably in the garment. It's always best to know your true measurements rather than assuming them. If you need help, have a professional take them for you.

Use a flexible cloth tape measure and measure yourself over the undergarments you plan to wear and NOT over your clothing. Keep the tape measure straight and level. Example: If you plan to wear a special type of bra or perhaps a girdle under the vintage garment, measure yourself while wearing these.

BUST: Measure over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra.

UNDERBUST / EMPIRE WAIST: Measure around the fullest part of your ribcage, about midway between your bust and waist.

WAIST: Measure around the smallest point of your waist where it naturally curves in on the side.

HIP: Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks, keeping the tape measure straight and even. This is usually about 8"-9" below your waist.

SHOULDER TO WAIST: Measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front going over your bust to your waist.

SHOULDER WIDTH: Measure from the point where your shoulder begins
curving down into the arm, across your back, to the next shoulder point.

TOTAL LENGTH: Measure from the top of your shoulder, where a normal shoulder seam would lie, down the front going over your bust, to the point you want the garment to end.

Below is my measuring procedure for merchandise in this shop. All measurements are provided in inches. If you need a measurement taken in a different way than what my procedure describes, contact me before purchasing.

My measurements are taken on the outside of the garment, laid upon a smooth solid surface, with wrinkles/creases smoothed flat using a cloth tape measure. The garment must be buttoned or zipped up and not distorted.
BUST: Measured from outside edge of armpit seam to outside edge of next armpit seam x2.
WAIST: Smallest point of bodice where fabric curves inwards, measuring straight across from outside edge to outside edge x2.
HIP: Widest point below waist, measuring straight across from outside edge to outside edge x2.
TOTAL LENGTH: Middle point of shoulder seam to where the garment ends at bottom going straight down.
SHOULDER: Straight across the back, one shoulder seam to the next.
SLEEVE: Measured from the top of sleeve seam to the end of the sleeve.
SHOE INSOLES: Measured from the interior, heel to toe tip.
SHOE WIDTH: Measured at the ball's widest point, on the shoe's exterior sole.