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Boston Woman Has Worn the Same Dress for 100 Days, Vows to Not Buy Clothes for a Year

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A Boston woman, 52-year-old Sarah Robbins-Cole, wore the same dress for 100 days. Robbins-Cole joined the 100 Day Dress Challenge on September 16, 2020, in a bid to live without fast fashion and help save the planet.

Robbins-Cole was among about 250 women who took part in the challenge run by the clothing brand Wool&. She said, “To my surprise, wearing the same dress for 100 days in a row didn’t take anything away from my life. Instead, it’s inspired me to go one step further and not to buy any new clothes or accessories between January 1, 2021, and January 1, 2022.” Those who participated were allowed to wash the dress overnight but were expected to wear it during the day. Robbins-Cole, who is in the midst of a doctoral program in educational leadership, said the repetitive wardrobe simplified her life but also taught her about something she refers to as “spotlighting.” She stated, “Spotlighting is that feeling that everyone is looking at you when in reality, they’re probably not. Wearing the same dress for so long helped me avoid that feeling.”

She also talked about how she had an enjoyable experience stating, “I enjoyed accessorizing it and, although I missed wearing jeans and found the sleeves a bit warm when the sun came out, I didn’t really miss anything from my normal wardrobe.” She also stated, “Keeping things simple – which this challenge helped me to do – really put me in touch with what’s important.” Her Instagram, @thisdressagain, shows her complete journey.

Source: Mirror