BDV is a Proud Member of the Vintage Fashion Guild  


You can choose to pay with your credit card, or through PayPal or Amazon Payments. All payments are 100% secure. We never see your credit card information. We will also take your personal check in U.S. funds, but please contact us before checking out. We can also take your credit card payment over the phone. Contact us for assistance.


Need time to pay? We do layaway! All layaway items are final sale. Partial payments are non-refundable. Contact us for complete terms. 


We stand behind our products and want you to be happy. In the unlikely event that we miss something major (such as a flaw that affects wearability) or send you the wrong item, we will fix the problem immediately, at our expense.

Most of our items may be returned. Exceptions are clearly stated within the item's individual listing. Discounted and layaway items are always final sale.

If you have any questions or concerns about your purchase, please get in touch immediately. You are responsible for return shipping costs. As soon as we've received the item in the same condition it was sent, we will issue your refund, less our original shipping/insurance cost. Please insure your return package against loss.

To avoid disappointment, please read the item description carefully. Visit our FITTING ROOM for help with sizing and fit. And please ask as many questions as you need to before you buy. We are happy to help. And if a garment's size is off by just a bit, you can probably have it altered to fit perfectly at your local tailor for a reasonable price. 

Finally, keep in mind that vintage clothes have former lives. If you're looking for brand new and mass-produced, then vintage is probably not for you. But if you appreciate the incomparable style, quality, and history of true vintage, then buy with confidence! Authentic vintage is recycling at its most fashionable.

Please note that all layaway items are final sale, and that partial payments are non-refundable. Contact us with questions or concerns.


We strive to present each item precisely as it looks in person. We never conceal flaws or cover imperfections. In fact, we photograph them to help you determine if they are something you can live with.

Garments are clipped to the mannequin or dress form when necessary to show ideal fit. Please refer to the individual garment measurements provided in each listing and visit the FITTING ROOM for help.

Colors can be difficult to capture perfectly in photographs and every monitor has slight color variations. This is why we provide a written description of the color, when necessary, and point out which photo comes closest to reality.


With rare exceptions, our items come to you freshly laundered or professionally dry-cleaned. All dry-cleaning tags, pins, hangers, paper, and plastic are removed immediately to avoid compromising fabrics, but receipts are retained and copies available upon request.

Once in our care, items are stored in a smoke-free, climate-controlled environment. Our stock room is pet-free.

Although we package our items carefully to minimize wrinkling, a quick steaming or ironing may be required.


Better Dresses Vintage ships via USPS. All domestic orders ship free of charge. 

We cover the cost to insure all domestic purchases over $50, and all international shipments for their full value (item price plus shipping). The insurance carrier will require the buyer to make any claim for reimbursement in case of loss or damage.

All packages are marked as merchandise and all taxes and import fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Will we not misrepresent our transactions or falsify customs forms.

We will ship via alternate carriers and methods, just ask. If you need something right away, we'll do what we can to ensure you receive it in time. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Click here to see a world map showing all the places we've shipped our items, so far!

Better Dresses Vintage respects your privacy. We will never share your personal information with anyone, for any reason. 

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