#SkipCare Challenge

2017-11-08

#SkipCare Challenge

Who says you can’t wear the same dress twice, three times, or even a hundred times?

Skip challenged style icon Enhle Mbali Maphumulo to take part in the #SkipCareChallenge to show the world that you can wear a garment as many times as you like! Enhle Mbali Maphumulo recently did the unthinkable when she wore her wedding dress for a second time on the runway. A few weeks later she stunned again by wearing the same Gert Johan Coetzee dress to three major events in just 10 days and revealed that she was in fact challenged by Skip to do so as part of the #SkipCareChallenge. In the face of some judgmental social media uproar, Enhle was making a powerful statement that resonates with women living with real budgets; that you can repeat and be stylish.

Skip’s Top Tips to Repeat with Style:

 • Pair it differently. Add new elements and colours to the overall look with a sweater or bright shoes. Bold belts can really alter the shape and catch the eye.
 • Change yourself and not the dress. Be strikingly different and make a statement with your hair, your makeup or your accessories like a statement handbag.
 • Restyle the garment. Shortening a dress, re-shaping the neckline or dyeing it a new colour are obvious ways to rejuvenate a garment but you can also add an element like a patch or some buttons, or create a ragged hemline. Clever tailoring can work wonders.

One critical element in a successful repeat is cleaning the item properly and caring for it well. And that’s why the #SkipCareChallenge came about, to not only challenge social norms but also to demonstrate that, with proper maintenance, clothes can look new for longer.

This kind of care regime requires the use of Skip liquid with fibre care technology, a high-quality detergent that’s kind and gentle on your clothes.

It also involves hanging garments carefully and closely following label instructions like “do not tumble dry”. Skip’s fibre care technology helps keep clothes looking new for longer, so you can wear garments again and again and again. After multiple washes Skip helps protect fibres, enhances colour and removes unwanted bobbles.