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Jessica Rowe has started dressing up in her old cocktail frocks each night

Jessica Rowe admits that she’s started dressing up in her old cocktail frocks and gowns every night to survive Sydney’s latest lockdown

From the colourful to the frilly and unique, Jessica Rowe is wearing her old party dresses in lockdown

The 51-year-old presenter takes photos of herself every night in a different dress and posts it to Instagram. 

The former Studio 10 host revealed on Friday why she does this ’empowering’ nightly ritual in an interview with The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar. 

‘Dressing up makes me laugh and lightens my spirits’: Jessica Rowe, 51, has dished on why she is wearing her old party dresses during the Sydney lockdown

‘Dressing up makes me laugh and lightens my spirits, even though it might drive my family bananas,’ she says. 

Rowe admits though for her family it is a case of ‘here she goes again.’ 

‘I like to laugh at myself and be silly and carry on like a pork chop,’ she continues.        

Glitz: Last week, Jessica wore her engagement party dress, a piece she hasn't worn in more than 17 years since she got married to her husband, journalist Peter Overton

Glitz: Last week, Jessica wore her engagement party dress, a piece she hasn’t worn in more than 17 years since she got married to her husband, journalist Peter Overton

Last week, Jess wore her engagement party dress. a piece she hadn’t worn in more than 17 years since she got married to her husband, journalist Peter Overton, 55, in 2004.  

The journalist says her husband is mostly ‘oblivious’ to her antics, but their two daughters, Allegra, 14, and Giselle, 12, pay more attention. 

Rowe confesses that her daughter, Giselle, at one point asked her mother to ‘resign’ from her nightly ritual.

Happy family! Peter has been married to Jessica since 2004, with the couple sharing two children: Allegra (right) and Giselle (left). Pictured together in 2017

Happy family! Peter has been married to Jessica since 2004, with the couple sharing two children: Allegra (right) and Giselle (left). Pictured together in 2017

But the 51-year-old says the warm response she receives from followers on Instagram has convinced her to continue.      

‘If I can bring myself some joy, but also bring other people joy, I’ve done my job,’ Jess says. ‘We need joy and hope more than ever now. So if I can sprinkle a bit of that, it’s a good day.’  

The former Network 10 host believes fashion helps to change the mood of the dire tone of the covid pandemic and ‘lifts the spirits.’    

Bringing smiles and laughs: The former Network 10 host believes fashion helps to change the mood of the dire tone of the covid pandemic and 'lifts the spirits'

Bringing smiles and laughs: The former Network 10 host believes fashion helps to change the mood of the dire tone of the covid pandemic and ‘lifts the spirits’

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