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24. Do you remember the biggest waste of money you ever made on an item of clothing?

When I was still at school I spent £70 on a Cath Kidston bag which I used maybe twice? I don't know if bags count but that was definitely a waste of money (and £70 was a lot of saving up for an 11 year old oops)

I bought a designer dress I thought I would get a lot of use out of. And then I lost that job.

It was $150, but that was in 1984, so it was a big hunk of a paycheck for me.

i asked my mother for a wool cardigan for around £70 from superdry, when i was younger. i never wore it ever and that has always felt like the biggest waste of money to me, mostly because it was someone else money wasted because of me.

I paid for maybe half of a $90 dress when I was younger. It was a white semi-fancy summer dress with pretty flower embroidery on the bottom. It just wasn't comfortable/movable enough for me to want to wear around all the time. Also, white is never a good color for things.

Not biggest. But I have bought clothes that I haven't use almost at all :-(

A really gorgeous grey woollen coat that I bought in Shanghai on a cold winter trip and have worn exactly twice since :(

no - there are too many to count

yes. 100€ for a jeans by meltin' pot. about 12 years ago

I remember I made my poor mother pay 66 dollars for a pair of high heeled oxford booties when I was in high school. They were impossible to walk in and uncomfortable, but I liked how they looked adult, dark, sophisticated, and "fall." It was when the oxford was coming into vogue and they were hard to spot but then one million of them were produced and they lost their special appeal to me. In my defense, I did wear them maybe twice to things like recitals or some other time I needed to get a bit gussied up.

Every item of clothing that I have wasted money on has been cheap, bad quality and tacky. Most likely they were items of clothing I purchased circa 2010 when I was a conforming first year University student doing my best to fit in.

An ankle length dress

it was probably a bunch of medium priced items on a trip to Paris a few years ago. I would have been served better if I had bought a single perfect item with all that money.

3€ in a necklace when I was had candies inside and they tasted awful.


Hmmm. There have been a few. I bought a black wool coat in a panic that wasn't really the one I wanted, and I wish I'd waited instead of jumping the gun (typical me).

Yes, I bought an exquisite sequined tunic dress, originally from I. Magnin, probably the early '80s. It was outrageous, but it was too long and too big in the shoulders. It didn't cost a lot initially (it was used), but I spent a fortune getting it altered, and it never did fit. I ended up giving it away, never having worn it.


Eh, I don't spend much on clothing.

shoes that looked perfect but made my feet bleed

Actually, it happened to me probably two hours ago, at the Sports Authority Closing Sale. Really, I read some signs wrong and spent WAYYY more than I thought I would, but couldn't say no and put stuff back - and it's all final sale since the stores are closing. I sat in my car, mumbling at myself that I was an idiot. So. Not. Pleased.

But there have certainly been many more instances where I have bought something and NEVER worn it.

I don't want to go there.

My mum made me get a dress to accept a scholarship in and I only ever wore it once.

A $70 black bodycon dress that shrank upon the first wash. I didn’t have the energy to try and wear it as a tunic or a top so I donated it. That is the last time I will spend $70 on a dress or any other item of clothing.

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