Poll: Do You Keep Your Ex’s Clothes After A Break-Up?

Much has been made today of Kristen Stewart‘s flagrant wearing of Robert Pattinson‘s hat in her first public appearance since she ruined NuttyMadam’s life by sort-of cheating on her man. Jenni over at our sister site Crushable thinks it’s a sign that they’re on their way to reconciliation, while I prefer to think she’s pretending to twist the knife in deeper so that people will hate her even more and she will be super freed from her onerous Hollywood career.

Which brings me to this question: do you keep your ex’s clothes after a break up? And how soon is too soon to resume wearing them? I know that when Bad College Boyfriend dumped me, it took me a long time to be able to hold it together in his presence for long enough to give him his shit back, which led to many nights of me crying into his favorite t-shirt about how I was going to be alone FOREVEEEER. Conversely, there was a pair of my pants that I just let him keep because honestly, they looked better on him. (Wimpsters!)

I think a good rule of thumb that I just made up is that if you wore something so much it basically became yours, you can keep wearing it unless the person asks for it back, but only if you’re sure they’re not going to see you in it for a good six months, and only if you’re not being trailed by the paparazzi. It also helps if you were the wronged party (in which case you’re entitled to act as nuts as you please) and/or it wasn’t very serious to begin with. But maybe I’m entirely off base. Taking into account factors of hurt feelings and emotional healing, do you think it’s okay to wear your ex’s clothes after a break-up?

Sorry! This poll is now closed.

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    • Scarlett

      I think I have kept something from every serious relationship I have ever had. I have tossed some, given some to Goodwill (after time), and I still have a pair of pj bottoms from my collage sweetheart. To be fair, the pj pants are silk (silk-y) and soooooo comfortable but mean nothing emotionally.

    • Rebekah Mae

      I’ve never actually kept any of my ex’s clothes, but that is because I’ve never actually asked for my boyfriends clothes before.

      The only thing I would keep, if I had asked, would be a hoodies. Because I love hoodies.

    • Paulina

      My ex gave me a pair of shorts that didn’t fit him anymore (I’m guessing shorts he wore as a child). Since it was more of a “I don’t want these anymore because I’ve outgrown them” gift I thought “fuck this shit, yo”, and now I wear them as high waisted shorts.

    • Fashion

      very nice dress so beautiful


    • meteor_echo

      I keep three black T-shirts that were given to me by my ex. but then again, we broke up on more or less good terms, I’m not emotionally attached to these clothing items, and I use them as my domestic clothes. Nice and comfy.

    • Ms. Pants

      They’re called Parting Gifts and you get to do whatever you want with them. If that means wearing them, so be it. If that means burning them in a ritualistic voodoo ceremony, have at!

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    • Mary clab

      I just want to speak up in favor of keeping something. When you have the perspective of time, it’s nice to look back and remember the good things.


    • Mary clab

      You have made it possible for people to connect. Good for you, because not that many people know what they’re doing.