International Wear A Dress Day 2009 — Save The Date


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!

52 thoughts on “International Wear A Dress Day 2009 — Save The Date

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Im down! πŸ™‚ 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?!? πŸ˜‰

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  20. 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 πŸ˜€

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  21. 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. πŸ™‚

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  22. 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! πŸ™‚

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