Summer Rayne Oakes Wears One Dress for Entire Month of March (Video)

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Photo: The Uniform Project

For the entire month of March, model and environmental activist Summer Rayne Oakes is taking on the Uniform Project's 'Pilot Project' challenge to wear one little black dress 31 ways.

Following in the footsteps of Sheena Matheiken who donned the LBD for an entire year, Oakes will wear a custom designed little black dress -- which can be conveniently purchased online for $215 -- with accessories from her Payless ShoeSource collection Zoe&Zac;, all while supporting Charity: Water's clean water projects. Payless will match the money raised dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000, which is enough to help build two water wells with Charity: Water. Plus, Payless will offer 50% off a single Zoe & Zac purchase throughout 2011for those who donate at least $10 in March through the online donate button at The Uniform Project.

Oakes speaks to the charity and collaboration with the U.P., below.

Video: PaylessVideos

The dress designed by Terri and Sandy of Carasan Designs was sourced with materials from Oakes' sustainable sourcing marketplace Source4Style. It's multifunctional design allows for various looks -- more pictures at the U.P.

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I'm looking forward to seeing how Oakes dresses down this elegant dress, which could easily appear frumpy on a fuller figure and without the right styling, for day wear but knowing Oakes she'll be dressing to the nines.

View Oakes daily wardrobe diary at The Uniform Project.

Which little black dress from the Uniform Project has been your favorite to date? Is it the LBD with a multifunctional twist? Is it the LBD that doubles as a romper? Or is it Summer Rayne Oakes'? Tell us in the comment section below.

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