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Tips on How To Restore a Vintage Wedding Dress

See how TV personality Jamie Stelter restored her mother’s 1975 wedding dress then gave it an exquisite, modern update.

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The Dress in 1975

My parents (Neil and Helen) were married on May 17, 1975 — almost 39 years ago. After I got engaged in October I came home to Philadelphia, and my mom and I dug out the box with the dress inside. When we pulled it out for examination, it was a wrinkly yellow mess with purply-brown wine stains on one of the sleeves and torso.

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