Willpower is an important skill to nurture, especially when it comes to shopping. Personally, I’m quite good at being selective with most categories of clothing—I tend to hold out until I find the pair of jeans, cotton T-shirt or classic loafers that feel like they were made for me. But when it comes to dresses, try as I may, my cup will never be filled.
And can you blame me? Every season, the array of dresses released by luxury brands and high-street stores is borderline overwhelming. And every one of them is unique from the last. Be it a sweetheart mini or a sleek black maxi, each time a dress catches my eye, my mind fills with potential outfits and hypothetical occasions that only this dress will work for. Yes, it’s a problem.
I accepted a long time ago that I can’t possibly own all the dressers I fall in love with—storage issues, lack of funds and the environmental impact of excessive buying being just a handful of reasons—but I have found a way to indulge my dress obsession to a reasonable extent.