International Wear A Dress Day 2009 — Save The Date

by Erin on October 20, 2009


etsy custom dress from Audrey and Grace

I've been remiss in setting a date, and the year's getting down to the thin end. How do people feel about Thursday, October 29? Thoughts?

I would like to say I would be wearing this custom dress from Etsy seller Audrey and Grace, all the better to umpire International Wear A Dress Day, but sadly, I won't be.

What else should we do to celebrate? Make buttons (or "badges" for you in the UK)? Sticker templates, like the ones you wear after you give blood? What should the Twitter hashtag be? #IWADD? (That looks … unfortunate, but hey, we didn't backronym it correctly, and now we're stuck with it.) Should we have a Flickr group?

Let me know!

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Anan October 20, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Excellent day. Cant wait! (Not that anyone else on this campus will be wearing dresses, but whatever.)

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Garnet October 20, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I think its a great idea. But isnt there already a flickr group? Or was that for only last year, and this year gets a new one?But Ill definitely be participating. Even though Ill probably forget about it and participate by accident.

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Melissa October 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Count me in!

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Lydia October 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm

The date suits me fine, but alas, Im probably taking a vacation day that day. *sigh*

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Eirlys October 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Okey doke.

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Ann V. October 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm

That gives me 9 days to finish my new dress (from a vintage 70s pattern, so hopefully it wont be too short).

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xstpenguin October 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Hurray for the concept and thanks for the badges ref! Sadly I dont think I can do it. Well I mean I could wear a dress that day, but a)Id end up in the same dress as last year and b)no-one would see me. Sad, I know.But Im sure everyone else will do it proud! Go Team IWADD09.Cheers,AJ

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WgS October 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm

The perfect dress. The perfect day. I will try to finish revamping the old dress I have been working on for the special occasion.Cheers!

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Cathy October 20, 2009 at 1:31 pm

I have learned that every time it looks as if you are making up words, you arent. Backronym. Its even in Wikipedia.

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Nadine October 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Surely Im not the only person who wears a dress every single day? Id love a sticker, though. Be nice to me, Im wearing a dress. Hahaha!

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Dee October 20, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Buttons would be good! But they should be for sale and money donated to something, no? In my (uniform-wearing) elementary school (and across the city) we could buy a button for $5 and wear jeans for kids–the money went to the childrens hospital.http://www.bcchf.net/jeansday/

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When Ladies Dressed October 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm

My calendar is marked! I like Dees idea of buttons and money donated to a charity.Dont forget facebook – there should be a facebook group too!Now, the question is, which dress?

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MaggiB October 20, 2009 at 3:31 pm

What a fabulous dress. You should make one for yourself!

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Nan Jaeger October 20, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Im not usually so much into stripes, but wow, this striped dress is one Id wear many times!

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Theresa October 20, 2009 at 4:14 pm

I would look like a circus tent or at least circus performer in that dress. .. but I will wear a dress…as I do almost every day. Sometimes on Saturday or Sunday Ill put on jeans. I second the motion on the facebook page.

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Shanna October 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Hey…I love your blog. I like the you you bring people together even though they are all over the country. I wanted to know if there are any contest coming up?? Oh and count me in for sure…I wear dresses EVERYDAY!!!

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Jamie October 20, 2009 at 4:46 pm

That sounds marvelous- I attend school at home (online), and Im only around other people on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, so a Thursday is absolutely the best day for me. I think Ill make a new dress just for the occasion- I have this great bright-striped navy hanging around thats begging to be used. And count me in for a Flickr page or Facebook group!

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Liz October 20, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I like October better than September (wasnt it the day after Labor Day last year? cause I can hide my cankles in boots!!

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Jesse October 20, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Argh! I would love to participate in IWADD! But October 29 is the day before I move, so I will likely be packing dresses and wearing something dirty and non-dress….

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Christine October 20, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I wear dresses every day except friday! So Im in!

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Lisa @ the Vintage Fashion Library October 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I made it an event on the Dress a Day Facebook page. :-)

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peanut October 20, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Awesome idea! Ill be marking my calendar (and getting some wool tights – its pretty cold here but really Im just looking for an excuse)

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Lauriana October 21, 2009 at 2:21 am

Count me in! I wish I could wear the Watteau pleat dress, but Im afraid the weather wont allow it (runs away from computer to try out dress with turtle neck and wool tights underneath…)

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Lauriana October 21, 2009 at 2:21 am

Count me in! I wish I could wear the Watteau pleat dress, but Im afraid the weather wont allow it (runs away from computer to try out dress with turtle neck and wool tights underneath…)

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Joni October 21, 2009 at 6:18 am

Im in like Flynn! I think my in-laws are arriving that day… my MIL loves to see me in things that Ive made myself!

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Anonymous October 21, 2009 at 6:48 am

Ill wear a dress on IWADD. Maybe it will get me off the only wearing dresses for special occasions kick. Tights sound nice too…. But…if youre going to sew a dress as gorgeous at this, at least match up the stripes on the top and the bottom. Its the center front of each pattern piece, for goodness sake. ITS NOT THAT HARD, PEOPLE!

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Isabelle October 21, 2009 at 7:00 am

Count me in! although, a week later or so would be more fun for me – Ill be deep in the neck of the woods at the end of next week, and probably wont get to meet anyone all day.

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tea October 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

Thats my birthday. Count me in!

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Cupcake October 21, 2009 at 10:11 am

Im in! Although if you wanted to move it back to give me more time to make something, I would totally concur!

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cindy b October 21, 2009 at 10:58 am

Im having surgery that day, so I will be alternating between a dress an a hospital gown!

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Sheila / out of the ashes collectibles October 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm

The fabric makes my head spin! Like a psychedelic zebra!

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Smashie Smasherton October 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Doh! If only Id read this entry yesterday! Im wearing my current show-stopper dress TODAY!

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Anonymous October 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Yes, October 29 is fine! Of course, Ill be wearing a dress that day.. and every oher day, too! -Shaun

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Nafisa October 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Shanna – this blog doesnt just unite people all over the USA, it unites you with those of us across the pond in the UK too!International Wear A Dress Day sounds like a great idea. I wear a dress everyday anyway though!

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When Ladies Dressed October 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Thank you Lisa, for posting IWADD on Facebook! I RSVPd!

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Rachel October 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm

love to… but I cant find any good-for-a-day-at-high-school dresses so will be skipping out :-(

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scarabee October 22, 2009 at 2:56 am

My name is Sarah and I am addicted to stripes. I WANT THAT DRESS. :D(sorry for shouting :)

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Judith in Umbria October 22, 2009 at 5:21 am

Im working that day so no dresses, cuz they arent safe in the kitchen. But I believe in dresses and will think of how adorable all of you must be looking.

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Anonymous October 22, 2009 at 7:39 am

Erinthe first Tuesday in November is Melbourne Cup day in Australia. I mention this because not only does this race stop a nation, it also inspires at least half (counting the lager lads in drag) of the nation to frock up. If you piggy back onto this day, you will ensure complete coverage of one small continent (or largest island, take your pick) Just a thought.

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Bethany October 22, 2009 at 11:13 am

Count me in! Now I just need to pick one dress to wear out of all my lovelies!

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Kristen October 22, 2009 at 11:20 am

sounds good to me! woot!

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emilyjayne October 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Im in!

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jessica October 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Yes! October 29th is perfect and can we have a flickr group? Pretty please?

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Trude October 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Im down! :) And can I just say O Lord, if thou would granteth me with only one dress in my life, please let it be that one?!? ;)

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mishmash7 October 24, 2009 at 4:31 pm

October 29th is my birthday! Its only fitting it should be international wear a dress day, as I love and always advocate wearing dresses to wherever possible. I already know what dress Im going to be wearing to uni that day :D

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Anonymous October 25, 2009 at 2:56 am

Perfect! Its my birthday!I dont twitter, so yes to flickr?

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isabo October 25, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Yes, I will.

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Cupcake October 25, 2009 at 7:01 pm

I love the fact that Bethany calls her dresses her lovelies! This will make me sew more dresses for sure! I want to have lovelies of my own. :)

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iNdi@ October 25, 2009 at 11:28 pm

well hey, i wear a dress everydayand trousiesand if its really coldthen several other layers as wellbutalways a dress!

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Sara October 26, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Im in! Missed it last year so my one work-appropriate dress will make an appearance. Im already thinking about accessories to adorn it well, as it is just a black HM shift! :)

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Jrgen_Germany October 27, 2009 at 7:16 am

Hello Erin,nice idea … I read it on rockmode.de.I would love to wear a dress at this day, but I am afraid that I cant find a dress that fits to me until this date? So I will keep this day in mind and wear a skirt at work.

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kelly October 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

I told my daughter it was iwadd on Thursday and she said Everyday is wear a dress day, for you, Mom! So true! And Im proud of it!

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