Naked Lady Party: Like an all-girl pillow fight minus the pillows.

Naked Lady Party: Like an all-girl pillow fight minus the pillows.

My dear friend Angie threw a naked lady party the other night, have you guys ever BEEN to one of these? SUCH a great idea. Unfortunately, my arms were so full of bags of clothes and shoes when I left my house that I completely forgot my camera to document this frantic and ecstatic event.

Basically, what a Naked Lady Party consists of is a bunch of ladies bringing their old clothes, shoes and jewelery to the party and swapping with their friends (that is if you consider a bunch of half-dressed, inebriated girls, “ladies” and the process of flinging mounds of clothes all over the place whilst giggling and squealing, “swapping”). Well, I tell you what, even if it was just sitting around awkwardly and civilized (aka., baby shower), it would be worth it because I SCORED hardcore on Friday night! I must thank my mother for my quick snatch skills, as she birthed my 4 siblings.

Here are some of my favorites:

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Tank top with buttons (Forever 21): FREE

Silk 3/4 sleeve turtleneck (Ann Taylor): $0

Corduroy a-line skirt (Zinc): a hay penny

Military zip-up (Stussy!): a few brain cells

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Red button-up with mandarin collar (Vintage): years of searching

Sleeveless print top (Sele): $$$

Grey hoodie with tiny stars (Forever 21): Nada

The coolest thing about a Naked Lady Party is that you don’t feel as guilty getting rid of some of your cuter stuff that you just can’t bear to give to some anonymous, nameless face. Instead you are giving them to your friends, seeing them look radiant in them, and with the other eye, scoping out their pile of treasures. AND, you’re saving the environment and a few little sweatshop hands.

Everybody get NAKED!

18 comments to Naked Lady Party: Like an all-girl pillow fight minus the pillows.

  • ohmigod, I am dying to go to a naked lady party. I’m desperate to have one in Edinburgh. Glad you had a good time!

  • Lynne

    Terrific idea, Eve, but how do you keep it noncombative, if three women want that amazing piece? =) I’d worry about bloodshed–but maybe having the drinks first mellowed everyone a bit. You got some nice stuff!

  • Mai

    Wow, great idea! Thanks for the tip.

  • eve

    Lynne,
    I think you just have to invite your “cool” friends who would not sacrifice friendship for a sweater and whom you love to see in your old clothes. The website that I linked to in the post had several ideas for non-combative parties, but we just stood around eating, drinking, digging, trying on, and laughing.

  • Bethy

    I’ve heard this called “Bitch ‘n’ Swap” also. I can’t decide if your title is better or worse… Unfortunately, I don’t have enough girlfriends who a. live in close enough proximity and b. don’t currently have a wardrobe of maternity clothes, so I just end up bringing stuff to Plato’s Closet, or Sally’s.

  • E

    The problem is finding enough compatible friends! I’m a size 0/2 and my friends all are in the size 8 to 16 range. That’s quite a broad range. And there is a lot of spacing between each. So, no more than two or three girls could hopefully find clothes that fit “well enough” (aka two sizes or so too big or too small). Furthermore, as some are 5’2 whilst some are 6′, so you bet the difference of inseam and cut would make exchanges nearly impossible, even if the styles and sizes are acceptable. And it’s just not the same if its not amongst friends…

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  • Julie

    My mom and I are actually having one tomorrow. Although everyone brings a wider variety of items. Clothes, jewelry, books, cds, perfume or body spray (etc.) that you’ve gotten for a gift and don’t ever intend to use, purses/wallets and home decor. We also require ;) a bottle of wine or a snack. Any party is great with gals and a glass of wine!….and a new purse!

  • Julie

    Oh yes! We also let our daughters that are all 10-12 have their own little lady party of their own….I think they are more excited than we are!

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  • This is the first that I have heard about the Naked Lady Party. I think it’s an AWESOME idea!

    Katherine

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  • wow!! what a amazing idea. This is very true that everyone think to wear new in night party but it is not possible for all. So, here you gives really a good idea to swap with friends………

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