I think other people call them Clothes Swaps. But in PT, they’re Naked Lady Parties.
It all starts when somebody gets bored with all her clothes. In the case of the one I went to, the instigator (S) needed new clothes for a convention she had to go to, but had no dinero to get them.
So here’s how S did it:
She emailed a goodly selection of friends (nice dressers, and a variety of sizes, including hers!) a couple wks in advance.
We all showed up at her house on a wkday evening with all the clothes we no longer wanted, and some snacks.
Snacks were laid out in the kitchen & clothes were piled in the living room, which had several mirrors laid out.
We had about 1/2 an hour to mingle & paw thru the clothes. Trying them on is where the naked ladies part comes in (be sure to wear your cute undies!)
Then each of us took a number (1-15 in this case.) Starting with 1, we each got to choose an item. Anything’s fair game, including something someone else is actually trying on (but not the clothes they wore to the party- be sure to set them in the coat room or you’ll never find them again!)
After about 4 rounds, we each had a few “new” things that we loved, but then we turned it loose, and stopped taking turns. Some people ended up with a lot, and some with only a few things. By the end, we were all exhausted & happy, and there were about 7 bags of leftovers for the local thrift shop.
S has been doing this for years. She says the funniest thing is how one item of clothing makes the circuits. Certain coats or tops have made the rounds thru an entire office and circle of friends.
I guess the part I liked best (besides meeting a lot of great women & having a good time) is that with no $$ involved, it’s a chance to acquire clothing that’s totally not my ususal style. And maybe a little outside my comfort zone. And the funniest thing is that when I wear them, people say “Oh, that’s so you!”