Wear Something Gaudy Day - October 17
Mon, Oct 17, 2022

Wear Something Gaudy Day

Fashion fans celebrate Wear Something Gaudy Day on October 17 every year. On the occasion of the holiday, you can dress up in something unique and unusual, show your own individuality and surprise others with your outfit. And the more flashy, defiant and bright your clothes will look, the better!


According to one version, the creator of this holiday is Larry Dallas, the hero of the humorous television show Three’s Company, broadcast in the 1970s. Dallas, played by Richard Kline in the sitcom, was a used car salesman and a constantly lying womanizer. With Wear Something Gaudy Day, Larry offered to celebrate new out of the box fashion. The holiday did not begin to be celebrated immediately, but gradually more and more Americans appeared on October 17 in strange clothes, not by chance.

Fun facts

Let’s remember the strangest and funniest facts from the fashion world:

  • in the Middle Ages, buttons were not only a necessary part of clothing, but also an accessory: 13 buttons were once sewn onto the dress of King Francis I of France, which indicated the high status of the monarch;
  • in the 15th century, the mistress of Charles VII, King of France, made popular dresses that exposed the chest, which women of fashion wore until the 19th century: according to the moral principles of that time, opening the chest was more permissible than revealing the shoulders or ankles;
  • Initially, there were no arrows on men’s trousers, but since the 19th century, clothes were transported more and more by sea, which took a lot of time, and packed trousers themselves acquired arrow-folds at the fold points – this detail quickly became part of fashion, and men specially formed arrows on trousers with an iron;
  • in 1927, shoe makers sewed shoes for clients from their X-rays: this allegedly helped to choose the most comfortable shoes, but the clients of such masters received a huge dose of radiation.

How to celebrate

The holiday exists not so much to make fun of any fashion trends, but as an occasion to diversify your life for at least one day and just have fun from the heart and amuse others. On the occasion of the holiday, one should not be afraid to seem ridiculous to someone, and even vice versa – one should try to look as eccentric and unusual as possible, so that it would be funny to oneself. Wear Something Gaudy Day helps people get rid of excessive seriousness, relieve stress with laughter and self-irony, and get closer to others with the help of their own sense of humor. Funny photos in bright clothes can be shared on social networks, which will undoubtedly attract the attention of Web users.

When is Wear Something Gaudy Day celebrated in 2022?

Wear Something Gaudy Day is observed on October 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday October 17 2022
Tuesday October 17 2023
Thursday October 17 2024
Friday October 17 2025
Saturday October 17 2026

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