So, you’re wondering if valances are dated or out of style? When you think of the word “valances,” what’s the first thing you imagine or visualize? If you imagine white, overly ruffled valances and curtains, then the answer is probably yes. Nowadays, these styles are sold as primitive valances and are just a tiny subset of all valances that are available out there.
If when you think of valances, you imagine droopy valances without form made of some cheap polyester jacquard, then they definitely are dated and most definitely out of style.
But here lies the problem. Besides the fact that the fabric might be dated from today’s vantage point, what most people don’t realize is that many of those valances that are clumped into the pile of being “dated” were simply ill-constructed, ill-fitting valances to begin with.