WITH A TRADITIONAL COSTUME
Not all Norwegians own one, but many do. There are about 200 different styles of this traditional costume, and it's usually connected to a county or a city. You only need one, It's an outfit that never go out of style, and can be used for any black tie event.
At this point, the one I'm wearing (Kvinnebunad fra Norddal) is about 20 years old. My mother used it before me, I wear it at least once a year, and you can alter the size as you age, or if your body changes (As I might have to, the buttons are about to pop this year).
The quality is so good on this sturdy piece of craftsmanship, that it will last for a lifetime and for generations to come. This quality, makes it the most eco-friendly piece of clothing I own, so I had to share it as a part of the ECO-EXPRESS YOURSELF series.
In short, new isn't necessarily better.
To me, this day is about equality, freedom and human rights, for everyone.