Buyers remorse: how much stuff have you got in the wardrobe with the tags still on?

By Aisling | July 29 2011 | 31 Comments

I’m regretting you already

You know the old saying – “you only wear 10% of your wardrobe 90% of the time” ?  Well it is probably true isn’t it (and so is the fact that you only use a smallish percentage of your beauty goodies all of the time too).

But how many clothes have you got WITH THE TAGS STILL ON THEM?

Yes, I’m talking to you.  How many clothes have you bought, decided they were a terrible mistake once you got them home and er, never got around to taking them back to the shop.

And now they’re hanging in the wardrobe, a visual reminder of wasted money, of ridiculous impulse buying and the horrible fact that you never lost the weight to fit into that size-too-small dress.

Go on – we’ve all done it – admit your mistakes!


31 Replies to "Buyers remorse: how much stuff have you got in the wardrobe with the tags still on?"

  • rosey says:

    I have at least 6 dresses with tags on. Two were bought in panic-induced haste for weddings. The others are ones that fit perfectly in the shop and are fab, however, I bought them without trying the key dressing room rule: TRY TO SIT DOWN.


  • Kirstie says:

    y’know, not really. I’m a pretty good shopper. I try things on and in general I’m honest with myself about what suits. If I get it home and it’s VILE, it goes back within the 28 days. I do have a hell of a lot of shoes I have only worn once or twice though.

  • CiB says:

    So, so much. Loads of cheapy tops from Pennys and H&M that were bought in a rush and never returned. I’ll return more expensive things, but am very lazy with cheap stuff but it all adds up! I’ve dresses that I’ve bought, worn once because I’d nothing else and now they just hang in the wardrope making me feel bad!

  • yoohoo says:

    with u on the shoes situation kirstie! clothes wise i’m fairly good!

  • joanne says:

    I’m quite good too-did a wardrobe clear out last year and sold a lot of stuff on ebay that I didn’t wear. I still have way too many clothes though

  • Fififinx says:

    I have a load of clothes I don’t wear, mostly ‘cos I was a size 8 when we came home and now… erm…. I ain’t. But they were all realy expensive and a lot are Aussie/NZ designers you can’t get here!!
    Nothing with tags still on, but I’m terrible for buying shoes in the wrong size. Don’t know why but I always get the shoe urge when I’m wearing manky socks, or haven’t shaved my legs, or need to be somewhere within the next few minutes. I think it’s a syndrome.

  • littlesis says:

    I’m not too bad on the clothes front. It’s the shoes that get me too.

  • Happycurls says:

    I do clear outs pretty regularly so it’s not too bad. Plus I’m trying to buy ‘quality’ lately. Not designers but stuff that will at least survive a wash (Penneys, I’m talking to you here!)

  • Donna says:

    I had a clear out a few months ago and found tshirts with the tags still on them. Now I have lost a lot of weight and they were too big, so some went to the charity shop and other bits given to a friend. But they were a size 18 and I am now a size 14 so hell they must have been in the wardrobe for a long time unnoticed!!!!!! The best bit was I bought another tshirt the same colour and it was only when I was putting it in the wardrobe thought, hold on I think I remember that colour. Yes I had the exact same colour style in bigger size and it had the tags still on!!!!!!

    My excuse I double hang things on the same hanger, so they get lost sometimes.

  • Feefurs says:

    I don’t have too much unworn as I did a big clear out last year, have one dress with the tags still on and one beautiful duck-egg blue trouser suit which doesn’t fit but I love it! It was bought at sale price for a wedding and it just doesn’t suit me in the cold light of day (compared to those shadowed dressing-room lights).

    I’m gathering up my unworn winter clothes and shoes for the Great Rail sale in September as I’d love them to go to an appreciative home and maybe pick up something else for myself.

    My Mum is the worst hoarder ever, she has 5 wardrobes of clothes and a standalone shop rail, she could open her own vintage shop she has so much!

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