Please Explain This Dress To Me

What's your weirdest clothing item?

May 3, 2012 at 5:00pm | Leave a comment

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Over the weekend, I purchased this dress for $14.95 at a local secondhand store. I didn't want to bring it into my home, to most likely languish at the back of my closet with all those shirts that don't quite fit over my boobs comfortably, but every time I put it down and tried to walk away, something would pull me back. I couldn't leave this weird little guy alone!

So I bought him, but I don't understand him.

As I was checking out, I asked the cashier what the dress evoked for her and she looked at me like I was completely insane before sighing, "I don't know, 80s?"

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As Olivia pointed out, there's also something very "Schoolhouse Rock" about it. I think that educational vibe may be what drew me to it -- it somehow reminds me of "The Phantom Tollbooth," which I adored as a child.

But you tell me: Why does this dress exist? Also, have you ever needed to own something because it was just so bizarre, or evoked an inexpilcable feeling in you? What's your weirdest clothing item?

EDIT: OMG you guys, send me pictures of your weird clothes for a gallery! emily@xojane.com