June 04, 2011

VIDEO | Experiment: Wearing The Same Dress for 30 days



How versatile can a basic piece be?
Versatile enough to be worn everyday to every occasion that comes up?
And if it is, how meaningless will a large wardrobe look?
Will I miss my other clothes?
Will this dress be burned afterwards because I'm so sick of it or will I continue to wear it daily? I'm going to find out by wearing this dress from June 1st every day until the July 1st.

Wearing the same item for a certain amount of time isn't anything new, for example wearing the same jeans for a year. Though while fast fashion is now dying a slow death, this little project seems more relevant than ever.
I'm wearing a COS tanktop in a size large as a dress, later on I found out that there is also a longer, dress version of it.

115 comments:

Jennie Nhi Nguyen said...

amazing!

http://www.jnsoo.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Cool!!

fashion suicides said...

Great initiative! I don't know if I could... We over-consume, so I'm curious to see all the different styles yo can pull with one dress. Cool video too, btw.

FASHION SUICIDES

rahelita said...

wow!
this is a beautiful projekt with a very very good cause. I´m looking forward to it and I´m absolutely sure it won´t get boring (not even for 1 day).
have fun!

rahel

Amanda said...

oh wow this is so cool. U are so right about the blogging sphere become all about new cloth all the time.. I really looking forward to see the process of your experiment

. said...

Cool project!

Maybe it will a relieve. No stress what to wear every day.

Amber said...

Ik vind het echt leuk bedacht. En ik vind die tanktop echt heel leuk!
xx

Suz said...

wat een mooie video! je bent echt goed met techniek zeg! ik ben benieuwd!

betsanevans said...

looking forward to seeing the results!:)xxx

Simone said...

i absolutely love this idea! i can't wait to see the outcome!

Afrodite said...

Echt een super leuk experiment! Bloggers tonen inderdaad altijd hun nieuwe kleren en daarom vind ik het zo moeilijk om echt aan outfit posts te beginnen, want ik heb niet het budget om er elke keer anders uit te zien!

Ik kijk echt uit naar het resultaat!

xxx

Miss Independent said...

amazing! i wish i can replicate this challenge!

maike said...

ah wat ben je leuk :D

it's so pink said...

this is such an amazing idea!!! good luck with the project

anthea said...

very clever!
i am excited to see this pan out and how many different ways you interpret this one basic item!

i love all your posts, your photos are always so clean and crisp.....i envy them.
xx www.derivativecompound.com

Elise said...

this is a really interesting idea! can't wait to see the different ways you style the dress x

ah said...

Your projects are so inspirering. And what a cute accent you have. Have fun.

Simona said...

sigh, I wish many many many people would watch this (I, myself am very curious about the result of this experiment) and hopefully understand that we already have enough clothes, that creating an outfit is not about constantly buying new stuff and following the new trends. Thanks to people like you who aren´t in that cycle of buying new, cheaply made stuff and then not putting it on again after one usage. I´ll definitely take you as an example :)

Goesting said...

Heel leuk idee! Ik heb het al vaker gezien, maar dan niet met dezelfde motivatie erachter. Je hebt inderdaad gelijk. Veel fashion blogs gaan altijd over nieuwe kleren, nieuwe accessoires... je wil denk ik niet weten wat er allemaal in hun kast hangt en hoe weinig de meeste stuks wel niet worden gedragen. Goed initiatief! Hopelijk zet het iedereen tot denken.

Jenny said...

wauw het is dat ik weet dat je Nederlands bent, maar jeejtje wat is jou engels goed! Ik vind je experiment echt heel tof bedacht, ik ga je zeker in de gate houden hoe je dit de hele maand gaat vol houden. Echt heel gaaf.


x

The Billet-Doux said...

Ah, you're ingenious and your voice is lovely! Excited for your next post! :D

Céline K.G said...

This experience will be very interesting... Btw i love the dress, i love your voice, your face, your tattoo..; I love you :D

xoxo, Céline
areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

Céline K.G said...

Oh & did you buy this dress a long time ago? because i want it so bad...

xoxo, Céline
areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

stern. said...

Genius!

Helene said...

Wow thats a nice idea! I can't wait to see how you are gonna style it in different ways and yeah how you will feel about it during but also afterwards :-)
Btw! love your blog!

xxHelene

ponynamedlucifer said...

What a great idea. I'm really curious what experiences you do.

lauraa said...

I am so looking forward to seeing what you do. Wish I had the balls to do something like it
xxx

Zoi said...

Geweldig project, ik ben zeer benieuwd!!
Bring it on!

Vivienne Kongvongsa said...

i cannot get over how amazing you are.

FASHION FAULT

Mie said...

That is a great project, I am looking forward to see how you manage to make it suitable for every occasion.

- Mie
http://miedina.blogspot.com/

*chara said...

good luck and really can't wait
to see the outfits!

xx
http://skinnyandflavored.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

The coolest experiment ever!! Really looking forward to follow this project:) Nice intuition :)

Xx Julie
http://photofashionista.blogspot.com/

Natali said...

such a lovely voice!

Anonymous said...

looking forward to it! definitely. :)

rachel said...

i find the angle of sustainability / documenting the quality of the garment throughout + after the period the most interesting, i wouldn't have thought about that factor. i'm interested to see the results, good luck x

Toyin Lola said...

This is great, it has so much meaning to it. You dont need a lot of clothes to seem fashionable

thefashionhoarder.blogspot.com

madizon anderzon said...

oh my girl! you are quite the catch, i love your personal style as well as your inability to be un-creative... haha

i just reblogged your post because i found it so inspiring!

so just sayin', you're fab lady, and im definitely jumping on the one piece bandwagon as soon as i can minimalize my wardrobe!

love and light

ediot said...

great idea. thanks for sharing the video and all.

Hope you're having a good saturday dear
x

Nomadic D. said...

Love this idea, and I can't wait to see how things develop! Plus you look so cute in this video.

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Bani said...

I am so excited to see how this turns out!
I do something similar everyday but I have 2 pairs of pants and a couple of shirts... they are all the same style too

Emmi said...

what a great video,really cool idea!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea. It also shows that for a project like this you just have to use something extremely basic and simple. Having these items in your wardrobe and combining them is 1000times better and more meaningful than purchasing complicated multicolour dresses with too maqny decorations.
Thumbs up and looking forward to see your everyday (identical but yet different) outfit!
Marianna

SANDRA said...

This is really brilliant, I applaud you for doing this!

excited to see how the project goes!

xxx sandra

Summer said...

Great idea! I'm excited to see the results of your experiment.

I've been working on minimalizing my own wardrobe and getting away from the societal fear of wearing the same clothes fairly often.

I definitely prefer having a smaller wardrobe than an immense one, and I'm sure the people at the thrift store have loved my donations. :P

Emily said...

Can't wait to see what you do, its a great dress!
x

http://rosemodern.blogspot.com

Emmett Katherine said...
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Emmett Katherine said...

Interesting idea/perspective/concept, I can't wait to see your future blog posts about this.

enjoyed the video, you have a lovely speaking voice!

Ivana said...

this is just so cool! i love the idea...and the dress hahaahah!!!
lookinh forward to see the outcome (your outfits =)) you go girl!!! =)
// Ivana

http://ivannascloset.blogg.se

Amy T said...

great! i cant wait to see this. i love the fact your doing this, it just seems that alot of the popular blogs are fighting themselves to buy new things and wear completely different outfits in every single post. Realistically the average person cannot do this and do not really have the funds to buy the new acne shoes or the latest must have. IIt is great hat you are taking inspiration from others who have done this. I know that you will create killer outfits too. Cant wait to see how you do this!

Anonymous said...

I really like your idea. I've often thought about how easy it was for people in past centuries or even a few decades back to get dress when they had only 2 or 3 dresses to wear. It must have led them to innovate different ways of wearing the same things, as you are doing. Will be looking at your results. Good Luck!

Fashion Queen said...

Super idee. Ik ben erg benieuwd!

Karissa said...

wow what an amazing experiment. I'm looking forward to your future outfit posts !

xoxo,
www.thelushfleet.blogspot.com

Style Drive said...

I love the idea and i cant wait to see the outcome!

Jessica à paris said...

This is AMAZING, so interesting!! you are cool and I admire you

athena. said...

first of all: i have been looking forward to this since you've posted about it on facebook! since my grandfather has told me so much about him deliberately owning nothing but one set of quality clothes throughout the 1950s after he had experienced abstinence during wwII, i am deeply fascinated with artificial needs and true satisfaction, in this case concerning clothing. i love the 6 pieces / one month project and am dedicated to a capsule closet myself.

however, i thought i had found the perfect dress at cos which turned out to be poor material as the fabric turnes stained after i had handwashed it for the 2nd time. i am still SO sad and interested how your dress will turn out. will you carry on with your project even if there will a serious problem with your dress? are there any guidelines?

and will you limit the number of accessories and eventually additional clothes (jacket or tights - it's already june but there is no guarantee for warm weather and your dress is rather airy), too?

FASHION ICE said...

cant wait to see the diff looks! great idea

Andrew said...

incredible
can't wait to see what you do with it
and BTW, you are tooooo cute

adriënne [sans-etoiles] said...

Geweldig idee dit, heel mooi jurkje en het gaat je vast lukken. Ik ben echt benieuwd naar de komende maand, so you got me hooked!

Isabella said...

you're so cute!!!!

Elin said...

So great! love the idea. xxx

RBBR said...

Leuk onderzoek, ben erg benieuwd naar de uitkomst! :) Good luck!!

xoxo
Stephanie
www.RockTheBoatAndBreakTheRules.com

Gioia said...

You go girl! Super idee, je hebt een geweldige stijl
X

Nanna said...

LOVE IT!!
/n


http://apinkcar.blogspot.com/

Limitless Fashion said...

Love this!
Wat een geweldig idee, can't wait to see how it goes!

x

OR said...

this is just brilliant, I love the whole idea (and the dress too!)
It is actually one step back in the past when people use to have less clothes in better quality, I've been always thinking about it with a great respect and I was always thinking about practicing it with my wardrobe ( but somehow it never really worked out...)
anyway, I'm really curious about the results, but I'm afraid that the dress won't withstand in a great condition...

celain said...

you are so cool girl.
i'm curious for the results.

& you are so pretty nice in this video.

love.

Sisters and Sisters said...

Super!
We zijn benieuwd!


X
H&C

Flavia said...

you're inspiring!

Strawberry Freckleface said...

Thank you. Please inspire me to shop less. ;-)

strawberry freckleface

Anonymous said...

Also, this project PLUS your whole blog both fulfil my idea of being creative without having new garments every single day/post. I realized I started to be sick and tired of bloggers who wear their new shorts-shoes-dress-... just once (!!). I m always thinking where the "old" pieces could go....and i feel actually sorry for them...
Marianna

Bec said...

Your blog blows my mind every time and makes me really think instead of shoving more advertising in my face which is why I love visiting it so much. I can't wait to see how it turns out for you. I wore the same long sweater for a week, not as long, but I still wear it a lot now and as a bonus it was like being in school when I had a uniform. I just had to think of accessories and I could throw on my clothes. So you might like it :)

Violet said...

great idea! cant wait to see the outcome

XX
Vi from Cali

Dorothee said...

good luck !!

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The Girl With a Feather said...

This is such an amazing idea! I always try to find new ways to wear my clothes rather than just adding new pieces and I cannot wait to see your outfits! I love your blog even more now :) Good luck!

jamie-lee said...

I love this idea - you're so right, most blogs it's all about my new this, my new that, trying to keep up with trends etc. I'm really looking forward to seeing how you wear this dress for the month! x

TASHA said...

what an amazing idea!!! you fantastic
i love your views on blogging and life in general
you are my idol!

Sarah said...

That is soooo cool! You are truly amazing!

KittehsCupcakes said...

jaa!!! Goed idee en ik weet zeker dat je het echt zeker lukt om deze jurk op zoveel verschillende manieren te dragen! Ik heb een tijd geleden een videotje gezien van een meisje, die had een groen jurkje en die droeg ze een JAAR lang elke dag! En elke dag werd er een snapshot gemaakt van de outfit die dan in de video allemaal na elkaar werden laten zien. ZO ontzettend tof, ben heel erg benieuwd naar jou outfits! D:

ELLE said...

What a great idea! Good luck with it and look forward to seeing how you accessorize each day. Really great COS dress too.. is it still available?

Tall Blond Lady said...

Hoe origineel!! Ben benieuwd naar de resultaten...xx marjolein

Catherine said...

Gaaf, spannend, stoer dat je het durft! Wat als je het koud krijgt - mag je er ook nog iets overheen of onder? ;)
Ik ben benieuwd!
x catherine-oneway.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

The beauty of your choice is in it's simplicity. I love how the dress falls. I am very intrigued as to what it will look like at the end of your experiment. Good luck!

inhyperbolicgrace.blogspot.com

KK said...

this is a great idea.

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Sasha said...

This is a brilliant idea and I cannot wait to see the outcome! :)

Léonie Mizée said...

Ontzettend benieuwd naar al je outfits, ik ben komende maand hooked to your blog! Je verrast me elke keer weer!

Gabrielle said...

Can't wait to see the outcome!

Bostonista said...

Omgoodness! Good luck! I don't think I could do it!
xo

Paulien said...

So exciting! Ik ben erg benieuwd hoe je het ervan afbrengt. Zou het zelf niet kunnen denk ik :)

yamilla said...

Wow geweldig! Heel veel succes!! Het is wel een prachtige jurk!

liefs,
Yamilla

the hues said...

Best idea someone has came up with on blogger! You are sooo talented, and the vid is filmed soooo good. I love it and can't wait to see :D

Anonymous said...

i read alot of blogs and never comment but i just had to say well done i think its a fantastic idea! im currently doing a challenge no new clothes for a year (im allowed to buy second hand and make my own) it has REALLY changed the way i look at the things i want to buy.... quality, branding, style longevity... anyway wonderful work cant wait to see what you do with it.... maybe i too will have a go!

Ivania said...

at anonymous: Thanks for leaving a comment! Woow a e year, great project too! A friend of mine is doing the same! She is doing it a bit more radically, NO clothes at all. She is allowed to trade though. I'm thinking about doing a post about her soon!

Trine said...

YOU'RE AMAZING!!
i'm looking so much forward to following your experiment.

Love Trine

Slanelle said...

Love this concept, can't wait to see how it will turn out. I did this with a sweater, but wore it only 7 days in a row! 30 days .. wow!

Kirsten said...

This is such a great idea, can't wait to follow your journey!

Megan said...

Good luck! Curious to see with what you'll come up!

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J said...

Love this idea! Your blog really has me reevaluating my wardrobe. I'm going through now seeing which items I don't wear, and seeing which items I could alter to make more wearable.
Will be checking out your blog often to see how you wear the dress!

www.wonderandamazement.blogspot.com

STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

Good luck with your project! Sending you lots of support. I'm sure you'll get through it brilliantly!

The Eleven Objects collar I'm wearing IS ponyskin :) leopard print with a red poplin collar stand and gold spike as the button. Their collars are really great.

I'm on a shopping ban til September so I'm going to be struggling too for a while. Good luck to both of us! :)

duckalicious said...

you've inspirde me to do the same ... just not yet, sometime in the future =)

Nádia said...

That project is wonderful!!! Could you be any more inspiring??? :O

I have no doubt you'll make it look SUPERB! <3

http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

Super grappig bedacht!
xx
Jessica / criminalmonsters.tk

ellen said...

YOU ARE SO FANTASTIC GIRL!
MY NEW FAVOURITE BLOGGER!


all the best!
ellen


http://ttlms.devote.se/

Debbie said...

Waahhh ik zie dit filmpje nu pas, wat tof gefildm! En ik zie dat ik die top al eens heb gepast, maar bij mij kan hij helaas lang niet als jurkje.. bij jou issie super, ik ga je op de voet volgen (en hoop stiekem altijd dat ik je even tegenkom in Utrecht ofzo :P Zag laatst een vrij klein meisje met jouw nieuwe haarkleur lopen en heb nog stiekem gekeken of je het was :p Niet dus..).

x

anne said...

great idea!!! I want to try this too!

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

Great project, very inspiring!

Anonymous said...

I like your voice

Anonymous said...

Hello, it seems you have read the book' To Die For. Is fashion wearing out the world" by Lucy Siegel?She talks about horrendous impact of fast fashion on workers in developing countries and on our planet. Your idea is very good and I will be checking for your updates:) And I see you are fan of COS as myself:)
Regards from London, domi

Signe said...

Love the idea!!!!

clean--cut said...

This is a wonderful idea and it became a fantastic experiment. I blogged about how it is one of my inspiration on my blog here: http://clean--cut.blogspot.com/2012/01/further-inspiration.html :)

Anonymous said...

How do you find the rest of her results after the project?

tin said...

when i was 13 years old, i was kinda OBSESSED with dungarees. i didn´t use the same one for a year, but i was always on a dungaree, in different fabrics, colors, etc.
when you use the same clothe for a long time, it gets part of yourself, and once you change it, people notice. sometimes, they don´t know what they´re noticing, but they know there´ something different about you and cannot tell exactly what.
the experience is interesting, and forces you and your creativity to innovate with limited resources. cheers on your experience.

rae shore said...

MEEP!
ivania what is that beautiful cage belt contraption! it's unreal!
you're a delight <3

Christian said...

this is a really interesting idea! can't wait to see the different ways you style the dress x

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