Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

same outfit as someone else at the party

(15 Posts)
HippyHippopotamus Sat 01-Oct-11 18:36:39

how do you avoid the 'matching outfit' thing happening? i've just seen another recommendation for the verity dress and have got visions of people wearing it to a party and instantly realising that they're amongst MNers!

HotBurrito1 Sat 01-Oct-11 18:40:12

Buy vintage, you know it makes sense wink

sloggies Sat 01-Oct-11 18:40:12

You can't....hth grin

bran Sat 01-Oct-11 18:42:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HippyHippopotamus Sat 01-Oct-11 18:43:35

thanks Sloggies!

hotburito.. indeed!

its never happened to me, just wondered how many it had happened to and how they avoid it in the future!

HippyHippopotamus Sat 01-Oct-11 18:44:54

bran.. fantastic advice!

Deesus Sat 01-Oct-11 18:48:01

Depends who looks better in it to be fair. If it's you no problem....I would positively haunt the other person round the party striking fetching poses whilst pretending I hadn't noticed a thing.....if they look better then I would stalk them from a distance making cruel and disparaging remarks....wink

RockStockAndTwoOpenBottles Sat 01-Oct-11 18:50:13

Haha, it happened to me when I went for an interview about 20 years ago. Woman interviewing me (was 3rd and final one) wearing exactly the same dress. I think I mouthed 'oh fuck' or something similar as she approached, she then realised, we laughed our way through the interview and I got the job.

Still great friends now, she's godmother to DD2.

HazleNutt Sat 01-Oct-11 19:02:03

I would of course compliment them on their great taste and fashion sense. grin

HippyHippopotamus Sat 01-Oct-11 20:14:07

i'm loving all the coping strategies!

thestringcheeseincident Sat 01-Oct-11 20:22:13

I wore the same dress as someone to a wedding. I avoided her like the plague all night. It was a maternity dress and she looked much better in it them me as she was further along her pregnancy and had a lovely bump. I just looked dumpy. Sigh.

SenseofEntitlement Sat 01-Oct-11 20:22:28

I would actually acknowledge it straight on. Just go up and say something like "great minds think alike!" then there is no awkwardness.

tethersend Sat 01-Oct-11 20:24:28

yy, buy vintage.

Or Tesco.

HippyHippopotamus Sat 01-Oct-11 20:29:09

grin at Tesco!

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Oct-11 10:02:43

I have never had it happen, I wear Karen Millen all the time, I never see anyone wear the same as me.

Maybe I just dont get out enough.

I can however, spot KM on other people a mile off. So can DH too which is worrying.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: