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Why you shouldn't wear the same clothes two days in a row: it's not just about cleanliness

Maria ShevchukLife
Why it is not advised to wear the same clothes every day

There are many folk signs and superstitions associated with clothes. For example, it is believed that you shouldn't hang your clothes on the back of a chair, as this will bring bad luck and lack of money to your home. And you shouldn't wash clothes after sunset, as this will lead to difficulties and illness.

It is a common belief that wearing the same clothes for two consecutive days is considered inauspicious. OBOZREVATEL delves into the origins and interpretations of this belief.

In higher aristocratic circles, the notion that repeating an outfit within a short span is a sign of bad manners and even rudeness has long been prevalent. In those times, daily showering habits were not established, so the concern was not about personal hygiene.

Superstitious individuals adhere to the belief that clothes can "absorb" a person's energy. They suggest that wearing the same outfit for multiple days consecutively allows the negativity from the previous day to transfer to the next. However, this theory faces challenges, especially in professions where individuals wear work uniforms daily, and their success is unlikely to hinge on a dress code. Therefore, the concept of negative energy doesn't necessarily apply universally.

Why you shouldn't wear the same clothes two days in a row: it's not just about cleanliness

Interestingly, there is another perspective on this matter. Many individuals have what they consider "lucky" clothes, garments chosen for significant occasions such as important meetings, negotiations, or exams. Some people see no issue in wearing these "lucky clothes" for several consecutive days, believing that they bring good fortune.

In the contemporary world, this belief has acquired a new dimension related to hygiene. Even the most long-lasting perfumes and antiperspirants cannot completely mask the smell of sweat. Real freshness can only be achieved through regular laundering.

On a related note, there's a belief that clothes and shoes should not be given away for free. According to this belief, doing so can invite disaster, both for yourself and for the person receiving the items. To explore more on what else you shouldn't give to your loved ones, read the article.

OBOZREVATEL also told you how often you need to wash your bedding.

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