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#26 seayork2002

Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:24 AM

I have no idea what people wore to weddings/events myself so would not expect them to remember what I wore, regardless I would wear it anyway and have done - I only have one major event outfit anyway

#27 JBH

Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:52 AM

I have a few “good” dresses that I turn to on these kinds of occasions. One I have had for more than 20years!  When I pull a particularly old one out people often ask where I got it, as there’s very little risk it will look familiar like high fashion ones can (ok, might be familiar to people who have known me a long time).

#28 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:59 AM

Wearing something more than once is NOT recycling. Someone has been reading to many Kate stories in the Daily Mail.

#29 CallMeFeral

Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:00 AM

View PostCoffeegirl, on 12 February 2019 - 07:19 AM, said:

I bought a long velvet sleeveless dress from Monsoon back in the early ‘00s.   It’s a style that you can dress up or down and still looks fabulous.  

I wore last in November to my work cocktail party.  

Looking back I’ve easily worn it to 2 formal balls, a number of weddings, work dos, and even just out for a fancy dinner.

Best $99 I ever spent :rofl:

I have a couple of these! I bought a dress for my graduation in 1999, and then wore it to lots of interviews in the intervening years. Last year I wore it to my next graduation ceremony! It's still lovely. I did change shoes though :p

#30 Octopodes

Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:36 AM

I only replace clothes when the old ones are falling apart. I would wear the same dress for decades if it still fit, fashion/style means nothing to me. I intentionally wore a blue dress (not a wedding dress) to my own wedding so I could reuse it for other formal events. I don't like waste.

So yes, I would wear the dress again.

#31 Gonzy

Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:28 AM

Of course it is OK.  I wore the same dress to two family weddings within a month of each other - no one even knew or cared because come on, who other than the bride are we looking at anyway.

#32 BadCat

Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:33 AM

Honestly, I don't even know how this is a question.

If you already have clothes suitable to wear to an event, then you wear them.

Honestly, I don't even know how this is a question.

If you already have clothes suitable to wear to an event, then you wear them.

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