Tuesday, January 27, 2009

frock out {a paper dress}

This woman is wearing a paper dress!  Apparently, it was all the craze in the mid-60's.  Seems Scott Paper Co. started the trend ... by sending in one dollar, women would receive a Scott's 'Paper Caper' along with 52 cents worth of coupons for Scott products.  Quite a deal I'd say!

According to Consumer Reports March issue of ShopSmart these little numbers had some flaws.  During testing, the dress could quickly become quite revealing or even catch on fire if one wasn't careful.  Not to mention the effect of a rain shower ...

Around the same time as the Paper Caper, Hallmark started selling 'hostess dresses' of paper, which would match her party napkins and tablecloths.

Fashion forward?  Hmmm ...

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