Why Tiffany Haddish wore her $4,122 gown 3 times in 8 months

Her Alexander McQueen dress has been to a premiere, "SNL" and the Oscars.

Tiffany Haddish knows how to make the best of a sticky sartorial situation.

The comedian told W magazine that last summer, she agreed to spend money on designer clothing in the interest of helping her career, though she didn't realize exactly how expensive her new closet would cost.

“I should’ve known -- wasn’t no price tag on that dress. So I wear it for 'Girls Trip,' and then they give me the receipt. When I saw the receipt, I cried," she said. "So I’m wearing it multiple f------ times. I don’t care what nobody say -- that’s a down payment on a car, that’s a medical bill. So, even though everyone says I shouldn’t wear the dress in public again, I’m wearing it.”

“I told her that my philosophy is, 'Whatever the bag costs, I should be able to keep that amount of cash in the bag. If it’s a $300 purse, I have to put $300 in cash in that purse.' I do not want a bag that is more expensive than the cash I have to put in it," she said. "Things are going good for me now, so I am graduating to your Fendis and your Guccis. But I better have the cash equivalent, or I’m not buying the purse."