Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Dressember

Through out the month of December 2011, I am going to wear a dress for every day of the month.  I was inspired by this facebook page.  I will be posting a blog post every day here and also on their facebook page.

 Artwork by Alexandra King


Here is what their facebook page says;

Dressember 2010 saw ladies and adventurous gentlemen across the globe pledging to wear a dress every day of December. Photos were shared here, and are still here for you to see.

Here we are, rapidly careering towards Dressember 2011, and it's time to don the frocks once more. Some of you will return, others will be Dressember newbies, but either way you'll find Dressember changes the way you dress all year round.

What you can do.

JOIN IN!
Ditch the jeans and sweatshirts. Get your dresses out, it isn't too late, lots of us are doing it and the more the merrier. You can rewear dresses throughout the month and rework them with accessories. It is also a great excuse to raid the wardrobes of your sisters, friends, mum, gran and neighbours.

As you disappear off with your mother's vintage dress you have had your eye on for some time, just call out: "Its for charity Mum" and jobs a goodun.

Some of us have been wearing jeans or trousers while generally clattering around running a household, organising the ever growing complicated arrangement that is being a mother, or working out there... in the workplace where buisness and boiler suits are our daily wear. (Some of us even work from home and haven't dressed like Joan Collins to go downstairs and fire up the workstation.)

Others of us are veritable fashionistas, dressing up everyday whether people like it or not.

INVITE FRIENDS TO THIS PAGE PLEASE!
Whether you want to get together with other dressemberers from around the planet and get into a dress fuelled bonding experience and to drag yourself out of leggings and into female frockery; or you are one that knows there are only so many dressing up days until death (who is always glad to discover other people strutting around as stylishly as you) here we all meet, bond, share - we hopefully raise a bit of charity money too.

You have no dresses you say?
If you don't have the option to dress up - just grab some dolls dresses and pin them to your lapel in solidarity with your sister-fashionistas, or dress your children up instead. Add the photos please...
IF YOU ARE INSPIRED BY THIS, BUT NOT JOINING IN - PLEASE DONATE TO CHARITY VIA THE LINKS BELOW.

What counts?
Some suggestions that skirts count if you sew them to your vest have trickled in, and others are quite confident that a nice top and flowy skirt is a two-part-dress. NB: We deem a dress to be anything that covers your bottom. Celebutantes falling out of nightclubs, take note!

Too shy?
If you don't wish to have a photo of you, just lay your dress out in a butterfly with the accessories you chose that day, then take a photo of what you wore and add it.

Last year we donated to a couple of charities, and if anyone wants to suggest a cause for 2011 they're welcome :-)

To keep us motivated in 2010 we had some theme days, and again we are open for suggestions :-). Below are what we did in 2010

UP AND COMING EVENTS.
GET TOGETHERS.

More get-togethers to be announced, just as soon as you tell us about them.

BALLGOWN CHALLENGE
Yes, time for us to go to the prom, the ball, to glide fantastic around our Saturday, hopefully Christmas shopping for more dresses, and to share pictures of us doing it. To wear a ballgown somewhere that ballgowns are not normally worn - A supermarket, or middle of a roundabout on a deckchair - up to you!


DRESS YOUR BOYFRIEND/HUSBAND/BROTHER/SON UP!
Yes, for those males that have not yet joined the ranks we have a special dedication - dressnap! We get them to put on a dress and have their photo taken - or, if you don't have a victim we meant volunteer, just put a dolls dress on your cat, or a childs dress on your dog.


JUMP IN A DRESS DAY
To mark the halfway point - we are getting photos of ourselves jumping - utilise beds, settees and children's trampolines throughout your neighbourhood.



WEAR A WEDDING DRESS DAY, OR BE A BRIDESMAID!
Yes, lets get into a cruscendo of sillyness and celebration of love by either wearing your wedding dress that you married in - or a bridesmaid dress you wore for someone else's big day. Some of us who have never been bridesmaids may wish to go get a dress from a charity shop and be a dressember-maid - to get it out of our system. Anyone that was made to be a bridesmaid in the 80s in a Little Bo Peep horror, get it out! Show us what they did to you.
Anyone going out to a public place in such gownery is going to get extra points and then some.

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