If you’ve ever worried you’re committing a fashion faux pas by wearing the same dress to multiple events, don’t worry. Tiffany Haddish has got you covered. She has worn the beautiful white Alexander McQueen dress she wore to present awards at the Oscars last night three times: once to the premiere for Girls Trip, once to host Saturday Night Live and now on the most famous stage in the world.
During her SNL monologue, she spoke about the dress and the stigma of wearing the same thing more than once. “My whole team told me, ‘Tiffany, you cannot wear that dress on SNL – you already wore it. It’s taboo to wear it twice.’ And I said, ‘I don’t give a dang about no taboo – I spent a lot of money on this dress!’ This dress cost way more than my mortgage – it’s an Alexander McQueen, OK? It’s a $4,000 dress! I’m gonna wear this dress multiple times.
“I feel like I should be able to wear what I want, when I want, no matter how many times I want, as long as I Febreezed it.”
A woman wearing the same dress more than once shouldn’t be something we even think about, let alone write about, but unfortunately it is worth comment. The Express frequently calls Kate Middleton “thrifty” for wearing things like a pair of £475 boots more than once. A quick Google presented me with multiple “gotcha!” style articles about celebrities who’ve been “caught” wearing the same item more than once, and articles about how to disguise the fact that you’re wearing something you’ve worn once before. There’s even an agony-aunt column about a manager who says it’s unprofessional for a woman to wear the same item of clothing more than once per week. It’s absurd.
In these modern times of eco-conscious shopping and ethical fashion, it’s ridiculous that this stigma exists. The next time you’re worried someone will give you hassle about wearing the same thing to more than one party, just think “What would Tiffany Haddish do?” and wear it with pride. In fact, maybe ask yourself this question when it comes to all fashion dilemmas. She walked on stage in a pair of slippers last night at the Oscars with her heels swinging in her hand, joking about the blisters on the bottoms of her feet. She’s practical, she’s relatable and she is fabulous. She may just be the fashion hero we all need.