Lauren Conrad: It's Okay to Recycle Holiday Party Dresses

11/23/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Lauren Conrad Paper Crown
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Feeling overwhelmed by the number of holiday parties on your calendar in the next few weeks? Not to worry: it’s okay to rewear dresses. At least that’s what designer Lauren Conrad says — and personally, we trust her opinion.

“During holiday parties I end up recycling a lot of my cocktail dresses, and just wearing a layering piece, like a blazer and tights, with it,” she tells

Conrad designed Paper Crown dresses, skirts and tops for the holidays, all of which take the spirit of the season into consideration. “When I was designing, I was really keeping in mind the types of things you do during these months,” she explains. “You’re going to a lot of holiday parties, and you want to look festive and still put together. So we had a lot of fun with that,” adding fun prints and details like delicate bows to various pieces.

While looks from her line are on our wish list, FabSugar wondered, what’s on hers? “My wish list for family is always something I can eat, drink or burn,” she says. “I don’t need a lot of things. So a nice scented candle, or a bottle of wine, or just treats — those are always fun.” Tell us: What’s on your holiday wish list?


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The Obv on


mander on

who is this chick? why do i care? she looks constipated at best.

Jenn on

“Top Story” lol

T on

I don’t understand why people actually need to be TOLD this is okay.

Kes on

Never wear anything more than once it’s tacky…even socks

Erika on

TOP STORY!! wow…

kiko on

Oh no! And, to think I’ve been just throwing them away so they wouldn’t be worn a second time even by someone who picked them up for pennies at Goodwill. I guess I just misunderstood “recycling” my clothes and “wearing them twice.” I’m so confused.

Tiff on

I am so glad that I finally go the “okay” to wear my clothes more than once. Here I was spending all this money on clothes and having to get rid of them after wearing them only once. Now I have 1 less thing to worry about. Now maybe I can concentrate on more importnant things…

caligirl on

sounds like shes burning more then just candles—who cares, but thanks for yoer permission for how many times I can where something!!!!!!

CanadaGurl on

Who????? Oh yeah, another reality show wannabe

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