Fashion Holidays

In the wise words of Madonna, “strike a pose!” Without fashion, we’d be wearing the same drab, functional pieces of clothing day in and day out—so we’re ecstatic to celebrate 11 fashion holidays each year.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Jan. 15

National Hat DayFashionU.S.

Feb. 10

National Umbrella DayFashionU.S.

Mar. 6

National Dress DayFashionU.S.

Mar. 21

National Fragrance DayFashionU.S.

Jun. 27

National Sunglasses DayFashionU.S.

Jul. 29

National Lipstick DayFashionU.S.

Aug. 5

National Underwear DayFashionU.S.

Aug. 25

National Secondhand Wardrobe DayFashionU.S.

February

National Embroidery MonthFashion, FunU.S.

March

National Umbrella MonthFashionU.S.

March

National Umbrella MonthFashionU.S.

Where did fashion holidays come from?

As with all good things, we can trace the origins of fashion back to Marie Antionette. Rose Bertin, also known as the "Minister of Fashion," served as dressmaker to the former Queen of France. She designed outfits for Marie Antionette that helped portray her as less of an outsider—Antionette hoped her clothing choices would help French citizens connect with her. (Clearly, it didn't work.)

Though Bertin might have helped found fashion, the first modern fashion designer is considered to be Charles Frederick Worth. Also located in Paris, he was so successful by the 19th century that he could actually tell his clients what to wear instead of the other way around. And voila, fashion trends were born!

In recent times, fashion brands and labels have created holidays and celebrations to help commemorate fashion's fascinating history. Just look at National Dress Day, created by Ashley Lauren to celebrate just how much dresses impact our lives for the better! Which item of clothing changed your life?

Submit your favorite fashion holidays

Do you see a fashion holiday that we're missing? Is it celebrated widely around social media? Does it have a track record of media coverage? If so, head on over our holiday submission page and let us know!

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