How to help your Christmas party outfit keep giving

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How to help your Christmas party outfit keep giving


Secondhand Christmas outfits can keep the party going for other people with your help. British Heart Foundation has just the thing for eco-fashionistas this festive season.

Georgina Wilson-Powell

Mon 19 Nov 2018

We all love a new outfit for Christmas party season but how many get bought once and then shoved to the back of the wardrobe?

It's time to think differently, to think more circular. This year the British Heart Foundation reckon they can kit you out in party wear for under £25. From full-on glamour gowns and classic LBDs, to statement shoes and sparkling accessories - secondhand style queens can pick up the ultimate unique festive outfit for under £25. Party dresses start £4.99, handbags from £4.59 and shoes from £5.99.

And then when you're done - redonate them so more people can love them, and British Heart Foundation can generate more money to spend on life-saving research. The charity even has a free clothing collection service.

Last year alone, the BHF saved 17,000 tonnes of clothing from landfill, turning unwanted goods into £30 million for life saving heart research. 

British Heart Foundation campaign for secondhand party outfits

Think secondhand for your sequined Christmas party outfit and re-donate it when you're done

This year's sustainable fashion campaign is being fronted by British fashion model, Olivia Arben.

She said: “I was amazed at the quality and versatility of the party wear available at BHF shops – plus the cheap price tags.

The BHF is a charity very dear to me, having lost my own father to a heart attack when I was 16. That’s why I am calling on the nation’s fashionistas to shop at BHF for their party wear to help them raise vital funds for heart research. And don’t forget to share your party looks on social using #BoughtatBHF – I know I will be!”

It's time to be proud of your preloved party outfits.

The BHF has around 750 shops across England, Scotland and Wales including 550 Standard shops and over 180 Home stores, selling up to 85,000 items every day. To find your local shop visit