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Set the Wayback Machine, peeps!

Stretch velvet dresses GALORE. And the thing about the Jumping Joy brand of those dresses is that they were made with the best quality crushed stretch velvet I’ve ever found. 

But when did stretch velvet become associated with grunge? Is it purely a “they both existed in the 90s" thing? Because I lived through it, and I can assure you that not a lot of girls in the grunge scene wore stretch velvet dresses.

Huh, I’d never seen a brown one

Oh Jay Jacobs. I still kind of miss you

The turtleneck version of the black stretch velvet dress

Black and olive green striped stretch velvet! I can think of at least two different people this would look fantastic on.

Good lord, I used to have this exact dress. I wore it over a longer black full skirt, with a tangle of long necklaces, black lipstick, and HUGE hair. 

Another dress just like one I used to own. Again, worn with black-red lipstick and HUGE hair. I seem to remember receiving many free drinks when I would wear it out to Ye Olde Goth Club …

  1. dear-alex-cole reblogged this from gothiccharmschool
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  3. memory-and-thought reblogged this from gothiccharmschool and added:
    I was definitely grunge/goth back in the 90s and we DEFINITELY wore a TON of these short or long velvet dresses, usually...
  4. blkstiletto said: I owned the red one too! I sewed a lace ruffled hem into to make it long enough to graze the floor, which, in NYC, was not the best idea. Hindsight and the wisdom of old age, huh?
  5. worldleaderpretend said: Waaaant. But how is the way the cool people dressed to go out when I was in high school officially vintage? I feel old.
  6. confinedforest reblogged this from gothiccharmschool and added:
    Great Spaghetti Monster, I used to own a lot of these dresses. Major memory lane trip for me!
  7. hermione-ganja said: I had a number of stretch velvet dresses as a kid. Goth before I even knew what goth was.
  8. mistressmorgue said: I owned the last two and a red knee length one with bell sleeves paired with layers of tights, stompy boots and big hair.
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