The big news this week from across the pond is that the newly married Princess Catherine is “getting credit for an old royal tradition of recycling her favorite clothes,” reports the NBC Today Show.
The wife of Prince William was spotted wearing a blue brocade jacket she wore a few years ago to a friend’s wedding, a hat worn twice in one day to two different royal events and a dress that she wore after being photographed in it four years ago. Oh, my, what will the fashion watchers say?
I love to hear news like this. But I’m not so sure our children, especially our girls, will want to follow this trend!
It shows that even though she is royalty Catherine is really more like the rest of us than we think. Don’t we all fall in love with a dress, a jacket, a pair of shoes that we wear over and over again? If you buy classic, traditional clothes you can get away with this. Not so possible with trendy fashions.
Really in truly do you think people are watching us that closely that we must have a new outfit for every special occasion?
This is definitely not the way most of our children feel. Here we are in the throes of “Celebration Season.” Our eighth graders and seniors are graduating; there is class night, prize night and proms. I have two girls so I really do not know what boys do for these occasions but my guess is that they are easier in the wardrobe department.
Don’t boys own one suit and just wear it and wear it and wear it until they outgrow it? Or am I disillusioned?
Girls are so influenced by their peers. If everyone else is buying a new dress they have to buy a new one. Granted if they are teenagers they outgrow their clothes at a pretty fast clip so buying a new dress is often essential, but this is not always the case.
I talked with a friend, a single dad, recently and he was lamenting the fact that not only did he get pressured into buying three different dresses for three different events for his eighth grader, but each outfit needed a unique pair of shoes! Then there are the necklaces, earrings, and pocketbooks. All of this can really add up!
I have a great idea. Why don’t the girls get together after each event and try on each other’s outfits? It would be fun and economical. Haven’t you noticed that a dress can take on a whole new look on someone else? You can change the whole look with a different necklace, earrings and/or shoes.
A recent episode of “Glee” had some of the girls shopping for prom dresses at Goodwill. The dress at Goodwill or a thrift store probably has only been worn once anyway. An appointment with the dry cleaners and you have yourself a new outfit for a fraction of the price you would pay at the mall.