1. I can only post what is available. I post clothes that are in museum collections or available through online vintage shops. Basically this means that at some point in time, someone decided that these garments were worth keeping and preserving. These are the things that I can’t do an entire spam of simply because there isn’t enough of it available:
- Anything from before 1700 (clothes only last so long!)
- “ethnic” or “traditional” wear (pretty much anything that’s not within the definition of western fashion)
- children’s wear
- plus-sized clothing
- “work” clothes (and basically anything that’s not super high-end couture worn by the 1%)
- “current” designers (generally, if they became famous in the 1980s or before, I can do them, but otherwise there’s too little current stuff to go around)
- Maternity Wear
- Movie Costumes
The reason I can’t post these things IS NOT BECAUSE I AM PREJUDICED, THEY JUST SIMPLY ARE NOT THERE.
2. I try to keep a standard of picture quality for posts. I only post pictures of dresses that are unobstructed, in focus, on a mannequin or otherwise laid out so they can be clearly viewed, and with nothing else around it or in the background.
3. Please provide a specific frame of time. “The 19th century” was a long time. Try to keep it to a few decades.
4. If you’ve just discovered OMG That Dress! please check the archive to make sure I haven’t *just* posted the era you want. I won’t post anything that I’ve done within the last month.
5. I get requests for 1950s and mid-century fashion all the time, and, frankly, I’m not a fan of the era. I try to fulfill any requests, but the 1950s I will do at my own discretion.
6. I will NOT post your blog, your facebook contest, or anything else you’re trying to promote. (That being said, if you have a creative project that used OMGTD as a reference/inspiration, I’d love to see it!)
7. If your request doesn’t meet these guidelines, or if I feel that I can’t fulfill it, your request will be deleted.