That's $780 and change a month Facebook addict terrified of being tagged in same outfit twice spends £500 a month on clothes 15:33, 26 June 2015 By Joe Brothwell Millie Clarke, 25, said: "All my friends are like it too. No one wants to be pictured in the same outfit twice – it’s embarrassing" On the catwalk: Millie Clarke shows off her varying outfits on Facebook A Facebook addict spends TEN TIMES more than the average woman on clothes a year because she hates being tagged on social media in the same outfit twice. Millie Clarke, 25, spends up to £500 a month on clothes because she is so fearful she will be photographed in the same outfit twice. The public relations assistant, who lives with her parents in Birmingham, has converted one of the spare bedrooms in their home into a walk-in closet to store all her dresses, many of which have only been worn once. PA Real Life Trendy: Millie has a walk-in wardrobe Recent research by the charity Barnado’s estimates that the average woman spends £64 a month, or £768 a year, on clothes. But Miss Clarke, from Birmingham, spends more than TEN TIMES that to ensure she is not snapped in the same outfit twice and that she keeps up appearances on social media. Like many other girls her age, she is petrified of being pictured in the same outfit on different occasions. PA Real Life Self conscious: She doesn't want to be pictured in the same outfit She said: “It started when I was 17 and I set up my Facebook account. “Everyone always took pictures at parties and when we were out and about I started noticing that I’d been snapped in the same outfit twice and I hated it. “Like all young girls in their twenties, I do check my Facebook countless times a day and check the photos, especially to see that I’m not wearing the same outfit. PA Real Life Waste? Many of Millie's clothes have been worn only once “I have been known to call up my friends and ask them to take down the photo if I’d been pictured in the outfit before.” To combat this problem Miss Clarke started to wear dresses just once, before putting them in her closet never to be seen again. She said: “I wear the same thing to work, but when it comes to nights out I always have to have a new ensemble. PA Real Life New clothes: Millie spends £500 per month “I’ve got quite expensive taste so while most of my office clothes are from H&M and Primark all my dresses are higher end like Karen Millen. “My mum thinks I’m silly for spending £200 on a dress I’ll only wear once, but I can so why shouldn’t I? “I probably go out about two or three times a month with friends, then there are work events. Plus I’m at that age now when my friends are starting to get married. PA Real Life Range: Millie takes 12 bikinis when she goes on holiday “But it’s not just nights out, it’s holidays too. I’m about to go away for a week with some girlfriends and I’ve bought 12 bikinis. I don’t want people to judge me for wearing the same swimwear more than once.” The fashionista has now started clearing out her wardrobe every five months. Miss Clarke said: “At first I started eBaying some pieces, but now I donate most of it to charity shops. It’s nice to know that these beautiful dresses aren’t just festering away at the back of my wardrobe. “I know it might sound materialistic, but all my friends are like it too. No one wants to be pictured in the same outfit twice – it’s embarrassing. “Yes, it might be shallow, but at least I can do my bit for charity too.” PA Real Life To bin or not to bin: Most of Miss Clarke's clothes end up in charity shops Miss Clarke is not alone, research by children’s charity Barnado’s showed that a third of women consider an outfit ‘old’ after wearing it fewer that three times. And one in seven said Facebook, Twitter and Instagram were strong influences for the culture, because being pictured twice and “tagged” in the same dress on different nights out was a fashion no-no. Miss Clarke is now encouraging others to donate their unwanted clothing. Barnardo’s has launched the #MyBarnardosDonation campaign to encourage people to donate their unwanted clothing to be sold in Barnardo’s stores, of which 100 per cent of the profit goes towards helping vulnerable children.