Wear Something Gaudy Day takes place each year on 17th October and is an opportunity for everyone to really try and stand out from the crowd. ‘Gaudy’ is a word used to describe something that is bright, cheap, gay, showy, outlandish, or just plain not in the best of taste.
Wear Something Gaudy Day is a day to have a little bit of fun. Forget about fashion and style on this day and try to wear something that is seriously wacky and wild and is likely to stick out in the manner of a sore thumb, no matter where you go during the day. If you do not have anything that fits the bill in your wardrobe already, ask a friend and see if they have anything that could be appropriate – or inappropriate, more like!
Of course, if you are one of those people to whom fashion is something that happens to other people and gaudy is your preferred style of dress to begin with, Wear Something Gaudy Day could be a good chance to surprise people by doing the precise opposite and wearing something stylish for a change!
The origins of Wear Something Gaudy Day can be traced back to Three’s Company, the hit television comedy series of the 1970s, where one of the characters in the show, Larry Dallas – played by actor Richard Kline – declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day. The rest, as they say, is history.