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66. Tell us about something in your closet that you keep but never wear. What is it, why don’t you wear it, and why do you keep it?

White leather jacket my mom insisted I buy instead of the black one. I keep it because in my mind, it will look good with some outfits, but I have yet to make it work.

First outfit when I met my husband..doesnt fit..sentimental

I have a few vintage coats and other pieces I thrifted that no longer fit. The quality and construction on them is so interesting I keep them around as a reference (I sew my own clothes). One jacket in particular has a lot of very special memories relating to my relationship, so I keep that for sentimental reasons.

A couple dresses, but mostly because I haven't gone anywhere. I keep it in hopes that things will "normalize" soon enough.

clothes that are too small or too big i store away and i use the clothes that fit me more often.

Clothes for formal events, celebrations. Rare ocasions. All of us need these kind of stuff too.

A spring colstume, it is at least 15 years old, but there was no spring in the last 12 years. I do still hope there will be a spring in the future.

A work shirt, looks unflattering and makes my chest look bigger. I don't want my chest to look bigger.

A patterned leaf dress that I keep for weddings. I don't particularly like it, but I can keep wearing it, and it looks decent. I have so few weddings so it doesn't make sense to keep buying new things to wear.

when i was 15 i bought a vintage dirndl in germany. it's wearable as a cottagecore thing but i never will. my mom insists i keep it.

A dress I bought when I was fifteen that is very opulent and slightly rococo looking with a cream coloured bustier top embroidered with pearls and small gold beads, a golden heart shaped zipper in the back, and a golden beige tule skirt. I thought that maybe I would wear it to prom, but I ended up in boarding school and I never went to a prom. I don't wear it now because it's not appropriate for every day wear. I keep it because it meant a lot to me at the time and it signified something. It was made by a local designer and I respect the craftmanship she used to make it. It also marked a shift in my tastes looking back on it retrospectively.

As of now, a top that I purchased before I had to stop running to take care of my Dad when he became seriously ill.

Old socks almost falling apart. I am not throwing something away that I can still wear but I don't wear them so as not to break them

My blazer because I feel that it not the write moment for me to wear it

My boyfriend bought me a black velvet wrap dress a few years back, printed with golden chains and red roses. It's both elegant and trashy, like me. It's never fit me right. I think cheaply-made wrap dresses are hard to wear, especially if you're not an hourglass shape.

I keep this wrap dress because he emptied his checking account to buy it for me in a really grandiose gesture of love. I had to buy our lunch afterward, and everything else he needed for the rest of the week. It was incredibly sweet of him.

Also, I've been telling myself for two years that I'll take it to a tailor and have it converted into a sheath.

It is this suit. I bought it two years ago in a Shopping mall located in the Suburbs of Philadelphia. I tried it on in the store, brought it home to Germany and never wore it here. I want to save it for a Special occation when a suit is appropriate. That occation never came until now.

it's a second bigger pair of my favourite pair of trousers (linen with snake print) because I was afraid of ever growing out of them. let's see if they'll ever be worn.

A Jack Wills green and white gilet. When I was a teenager JW was the rage, and I always envied the girls who could afford to dress themselves from head to foot in it. So when, as a birthday treat, I got the gilet I was over the moon.

Now it's hard to style because my other clothes really don't go with it, but I could never sell/get rid of it.

2 fabulous dresses bought in the 1970’s
one hand painted on burlap the other linen
2 Eskandar linen dresses

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