I have two. One is 20+ years old and tattered from wearing it riding and foxhunting. I wear it as is. I do re-wax it, but those holes are my battle scars! My husband bought me a new one last year to wear around town. It still feels too new though. For those looking on ebay, it’;s best to check in the summer. There are far less people looking in the heat of the summer and you can find a great deal.
Wow, that dress is so bloody beautiful! You were lucky to find in in the British Heart Foundation as well, they frown on vintage and prefer to be just another high street shop. But I guess you know that.xxx