Post # 1
DH just got pissed with me because I was getting rid of a dress I’ve never worn.
I have a very good eye, 99% of the time can pick up great deals on things I’ll wear for ages, that fit me perfectly, without ever trying them on. It’s like my superpower. It failed me basically ONE time ever, and I bought a dress that was too small. I kept it for awhile, for no real reason, then today was cleaning my closet and went to get rid of it.
DH got all up my ass about wasting money (it was like $12) and being cavalier and not caring and I’m like dude, how long do you want me to mourn it? It’s not like this is a pattern of behavior, buying things and not wearing them. It’s the only time I’ve done it. It’s like he thinks I should be beating myself up for making ONE mistake.
I told him I’m sure plenty of people have done things like that – bought things and ended up never wearing them, but he told me it’s “not normal.”
So I’m conducting a poll.
Again, I’m not talking about a pattern of behavior here, just isolated incidents – is it normal to buy an article of clothing that you are never able to wear and end up having to give it away before ever wearing it out of your house? I feel like most people have this happen to them at some point, but maybe I’m wrong?
Post # 3
Yes, has happened to me on several occasions. And I am a seriously frugal bargain hunter typically when it comes to clothes.
Your DH would hate me – I went on a major clothes shopping spree overseas, got home and promptly lost 50 pounds. All the clothes had to be donated or farmed out to friends (mainly donated because it’s awkward to off friends your ‘fat’ clothes.)
Post # 4
@Bebealways: Yeah but it was mainly clothing given to me as a gift.
FI would probably never notice if I threw anything away. Also, I spend $12 on lunch quite a bit, it’s not that much money in the scheme of things.
Post # 5
@Bebealways: Oh my, MEN! That’s all I can say! lol They might never make a mistake because they buy the same brand and model of trousers and shirts from 25 to 75 but it’s not quite so easy for us women!
I’ve done this, and more than once. It even happened with things I tried on! Bad lighting in changing rooms is a bitch. I always feel bad when this happens though and I never throw things away, I either give them to friends or family members or donate them to charity. Hey, if my mistake makes someone happy, it’s all good karma, right? It works the other way around too – last winter, I got two pairs of great shoes absolutely free because a friend of mine bought them, wore them once and discovered they were just too tight and hurt her feet.
Post # 6
Yep. I’ve gotten better about it, but I just cleaned out my closet and got rid of a bunch of stuff that I’d never even worn. SIL is so lucky lol.
Post # 7
Yep, I have done that a few times before – even FI has done that.
Post # 8
@Bebealways: yes it happens to me more often then i would like but I donate the clothes not trash them so it’s not like theyrr going to complete waste. I have no idea why anyonr would get so pissed about it. Its not really worth a fight.
Post # 9
I’ve bought things and never worn them because they were too small and it was past the return date. I’ve never thrown them out though. They sit in my closet and I hope to one day be skinny enough to fit them lol
Post # 10
Of course? I mean- that happens sometimes. I would donate it- not actually trash it- but I don’t see what the big deal is.
Post # 11
I clean out my wardrobe once a year. If there are any clothes in there I haven’t worn, since the last time I cleaned out my warddrobe (new or worn) they go into a bag. My sister then goes through it for anything she likes. Then it goes to the Salvation Army.
It’s rare that something I’ve never worn gets thrown away, but it happens. Often, it’s a sale item. Other times I ‘rediscover’ clothes that I bought, and cleaning out reminds me to wear them. It’s not wasted if it goes to charity!
Post # 12
I cant say I have ever bought something and then never worn it. I have certainly purchased something and the only worn it 2-3 times and determined it wasnt working.
Post # 13
I totally have. Sometimes you find a very cool looking garment, but it ends up being hard to coordinate.
Post # 14
I’m definitely guilty of throwing out things I never end(ed) up wearing, but now I donate to the Salvation Army or to the “closet” my agency has for clients to select office appropriate attire.
Post # 15
Absolutely normal. I feel a little gutted after getting rid of something I never wore or only wore once, but what am I supposed to do? I am not keeping it to take up space I can use for more frequented clothing.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@Bebealways: I’ve never done it, but my mum’s given me things a few times that she’s bought and never worn. And I’ve got a dress I got as a Christmas present last year that I’ve been trying to get rid of since then because it did not suit me AT ALL.
But I’ll usually try to wear the stuff I’ve bought at least once or twice before calling it quits. And anything that does get such a quick cut is usually only pretty cheap stuff.