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Dress Like a Dork Day

Dorks are social misfits, similar to nerds or geeks, who are out-of-touch, which leads to them looking or acting odd around others. Maybe you were a dork when you were growing up, or maybe you were one of the meanies who beat them up. Nonetheless, today is a day to dress like a dork.

How to Observe Dress Like a Dork Day

Celebrate the day by dressing like a dork. Here are some ideas of clothes and accouterments that will make you look super dorky:

  • Plaid polyester pants.
  • Pants that are too short.
  • Shirts that are too long, too short, too big, or too small, or wearing a shirt tucked in.
  • Suspenders.
  • Fanny packs.
  • White knee socks, mismatched argyle socks, or individual toe socks.
  • A dickey.
  • Huge rimmed glasses, possibly with tape on them.
  • Slicked back hair.
  • Clothes with layers of ruffles.
  • Clothes that specifically say "dork" on them.
  • Overly shiny clothes or clothes with seasonal decorations all over them.
  • Wearing sandals with socks.

Here are some television or film characters that dress like, or are, nerds. You could try to dress like them today as well:

  • Rick Moranis in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
  • Steve Urkel from Family Matters.
  • Dwight Schrute from The Office.
  • Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club.
  • Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in Annie Hall.
  • George Michael Bluth in Arrested Development.
  • Steve Carell in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
  • Crispin Glover in Back to the Future.
  • Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards in the Revenge of the Nerds.


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