It’s the exact same dress ladies, it doesn’t matter when she bought it or how much she paid for it.
Here’s the context for those too young or too old to understand this comic.
I was way, way, WAY in over my head trying to work in this style. Really tried to copy the style of one of my art idols, Lois Van Baarle, but came up short. I’m really green at this particular game. Oh well: my education continues.