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

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.

A new jeans, that grow TWO size in the washing. It reminded me to stick to the second hand clothes and avoid like pest brands store.

I accidentally bought a maternity top once. I was not, and have never been, pregnant.

i bought 3 years ago a maison martin margiela bag for 2 grand. Wore it ten times and sold it at a flea market for 200€. It was the best offer i got.

I bought a Marques Almeida dress for too much money and then didn't really wear it.
I bought a Jacquemus t-shirt which looked shit on me just because I wanted the brand in my wardrobe.

I've always have a budget on my clothes

Yes, a coat

I bought $100 Dr. Martens boots. I bought them a size too big, but never bothered exchanging them. Now I can only wear them with a pair of fuzzy socks or else my feet swim in them! It's an inconvenience though, because between thick socks and leather boots, my feet get really hot!

I don't spend a bunch of money on a piece of clothing unless I love it.

80€ for Steel combat boots. they were impossible to break in and a size smaller too.

A long fur coat that hooked in the front.

A designer black coat that I hardly wear.

Hmmmm not really. I'm a bit Scottish/tight with my money! I've bought dresses because I've broken them in the changing room - but they've turned out to be great purchases (that could be fixed).

I love it, but I get little wear from it. A very long, deep navy, unlined Jil Sander coat. What was I thinking?

And it's a hungry beast as I keep buying navy clothes to go with it, hoping I might wear it more.


Not really. But I'm sure I wasted lots at some stage! I've just forgotten now, as lately I haven't been spending money at all on clothing but I'd really like to at some point soon--APC sale emails for example ;)!

Yes! I bought a knock-off Desigual dress in Tel-Aviv last year that was not flattering at all and I wore it maybe once.

Yes, thrifting. Won't be doing that again.

About $60 on a sundress while I was in grad school and had very little money. It was the end of the quarter and I just wanted to treat myself. But the dress was ill-fitting and a bit short.

probably blocked it from my memory for a reason

So many times!! I used to never try things on, and would get home excited to wear a new piece of clothing only to find out that it didn't fit. I would never find the time to return the item.

Yes, a couple times when I first had money in my hot little hands (besides monthly allowance.)

I rarely over spend on clothing. But once as a teenager, my cousin talked me into buying a velour pants suit. Couldn't stand to leave the house in it.

I've wasted huge amounts of money on clothes but that's only if you add up a lot of small wastes together. Like I've never spent a huge amount of money on one thing and regretted it because I never spend a huge amount of money on any clothes.

A pair of Toms shoes for air travel. Yeah, no. Never again. Worst product ever in my opinion. Never have I had such sore ankle, calves and foot muscles.

Yes. So many times. But then I gave those things away and felt so much better.

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