Clothing Swap Parties: Yea or Nay?

A clothing swap party sounds like a great idea on paper, but is it easier said than done? It could be a fun way to get rid of closet clutter and freshen up your wardrobe, or it could be a total disaster.

What if all your friends are different sizes? A gathering like this could just bring attention to this fact. A clothing swap also makes us think of that White Elephant gone wrong – remember when you gave up an expensive bottle of wine for a tacky snow globe? So unfair. However, in this recession, a clothing swap party can be an innovative and creative way to shop, assuming you’ve got the right group of stylistas in attendance.

So, what’s the verdict? Have you ever thrown or attended a clothing swap party? And if you haven’t, would you consider going to one if you were invited?