I don’t mean us recycling clothes, silly. That is a brilliant idea. I am a huge fan of recycling clothes, either by giving them to a charity shop or by putting them in a clothing bank. No. What I am talking about this week on Ranty Friday is the idea that Catherine Middleton et al are “recycling clothes” by simply wearing an outfit twice.
I saw a Tweet from Heat magazine on Tuesday (the one in the picture above) and I immediately replied with something along the lines of “No, it is not recycling, it is called “wearing an outfit again”. This sort of mentality drives me mad. Why the hell should it be a) news when a woman wears an outfit more than once and b) why shouldn’t she?
Do we really expect anybody to buy an outfit and then ditch it? Even if in their local Oxfam shop or recycling bin. Really? Even Kate Middleton? Do the royals not get enough stick about spending “from the public purse”. Can you imagine the headlines in the Daily Mail if she were caught only wearing even a High Street dress, just the once and then dropping off to Oxfam?
It is insane to suggest such a thing. Of course even celebs and royals should be able to wear something more than once and not be pictured in the papers “recycling an outfit”.
This sort of thing:
Or this. Shock horror that Katherine Jenkins should wear something a mere TWO WEEKS after last wearing it:
So here’s the thing national press. It is not called recycling. It is called “wearing an outfit”. It is what women do. They buy. They wear it. They wear it again. And again. And again. Even if they are the future Queen.
Unless is our wedding dress. That would be odd.
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