Discover the secrets to keeping the same dress looking fresh.
When fellow Oxfam blogger Ashleigh ran the two-part series, ‘Every Piece Tells a Story’ it was great reading about the best charity shop finds from the other bloggers and what each piece meant to its owner. We all have clothes and accessories with stories and memories attached that we will love and cherish forever, it’s what a real love of fashion is all about.
A few days later I was reading an article in the Sunday Times Style magazine about the pressures felt by women to look good and it quoted a lady who was the first female chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She said, “People notice what I look like first . . . If I wear the same dress twice people notice”. It is not an alien concept for women to worry about wearing the same outfit twice for a high profile event, but I do find it really sad, particularly when women feel the need to buy a new outfit every weekend for their Saturday night on the town. Not only is
it unsustainable, I don’t understand how people can prise themselves away from an outfit after just one wear. I only buy clothes that I really love which means I want to wear it lots!
I think it’s up to women in the public eye to lead the way and show that it is acceptable to wear the same dress twice. With this in mind I have compiled a ‘One dress, Three Ways’ story to show you how to get the most out of your favourite vintage dress.
Spring Shopping Trip
Layer a pastel lightweight knit over your vintage dress and team with retro plimsolls.
Go girlie and let the dress do the talking. Accessorise with a cute necklace and pretty ballet flats.
Evening at the Theatre
Dress for a summer’s evening with a beautiful pashmina, gold jewellery and elegant heels.