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Dressember? Getting Dress-ed Up November 29, 2010

Posted by Lauren Cooke in Depression, Fashion.
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Well, we have probably all heard of Movember, a month for guys to grow their very best moustaches in the aim of raising money for prostate cancer sufferers. Well, now comes the girls alternative, not quite as biological but just as fun nonetheless.

The basic premise is this. During the month of December (or Dressember, as it shall now be called), participants do their best to ditch the trousers, and wear a dress each and every day. There are some exceptions – you are allowed to wear trousers, for example, for sports, or for climbing that mountain in those minus figure temperatures. As long as you go home that evening and collapse in front of the TV in your very best cocktail dress. The target is one dress a day, for the entire month, each and every single day.

Dressember Dresses

Getting Dress-ed Up

Now, for me this is a surprisingly difficult challenge. After all, this isn’t June, the temperatures are practically nonexistent outside the house, and this means that the tights will be coming out in force. There will be some days, I am sure, when all I want to do is tuck up inside a pair of cosy trousers and pretend that the world outside doesn’t exist. However, I pledge right here and right now to resist these lazy winter temptations, and to brave the snow in a tutu each and ever day if I have to. After all, the aim is to raise money for charity, and that seems a good enough reason to me!

Every day I aim to post an outfit shot of that days dress, so that you know I am sticking to the challenge.

If you want to sponsor me, I am raising money for Depression Alliance. Obviously it is a cause close to my heart, and if I can raise even a fiver that has to be good!

To support me though Dressember, donate here!



1. Emma - November 29, 2010

Looking forward to seeing how you get on! Was tempted to do this but the house is just too cold to wear dresses all the time!

2. Giving in « Second Hand Shopper - November 30, 2010

[…] If you’d like to make a donation to a good cause in the name of dressember, stop on over at A Typical Atypical and support Lauren’s chosen charity: she’s far more trouser-friendly than I, and as […]

3. Rachel - December 2, 2010

This is an amazing idea, the depression alliance is a charity close to my heart too

Lauren Cooke - December 3, 2010

Hi Rachel! It is quite a fun idea isn’t it?! Feel free to get involved yourself 🙂

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