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  • How did a simple dress become the ‘it’ dress?
  • How did a simple dress become the ‘it’ dress?
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How a spotty dress became an online moment

Turning up to an event in the same dress as someone else used to be the stuff of sartorial nightmares. But, thanks to a culture of celebrating, not shaming, on social, #twinning is often #winning. But how does a dress become ‘the dress’? And how can a single product spark an online moment?

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Have you ever turned up to a wedding to find that you’re wearing the exact same outfit as somebody else? Once firmly considered a fashion faux pas, the virality of high street 'it' pieces like Zara’s sell-out spotty dress in summer 2019, the white flouncy top in 2018 (preferably by Californian brand Dôen), and Zara’s blue off-the-shoulder in 2016, have ignited not only an acceptance that one style really can suit all, but also a sense of community both online and IRL. [1] According to fashion communications specialist Stephanie Barker Fry, “The need to identify ...



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