A Dress For Your Tush

by Sherry Riter in Art  

Women have dressed differently in artistic masterpieces from long ago to the current day. Take for instance Monet’s fully clothed woman in Springtime and Woman Under The Willow to the completely nude women frolicking in the sunshine in Renoir’s The Three Bathers. Each depict a different theme with different attire or lack thereof on the central female figure.

Today, life is more automatic and immediate with quick sensory gratification. We also have more opportunities to be different and even a little odd at times while proclaiming it to be art especially with the female form.

For instance, this dress can make you look a bit under the weather.

Image: Nadav Kander via source

Going about your daily routine in this dress could inspire you to mop up all the grime from the floor.

Image: Nadav Kander via source

Mother’s with small children could entertain their little brood for hours without doing anything more than wearing this color-full dress…

Image: Berber Soepboer via source

Some dresses not only could be a reminder for someone to do their chores being sure to handle all the loose ends

Image: Jeremy Scott” 2011 spring summer fashion show via source

but it can add a sense of adventure and excitement to any wardrobe with a trashy little splash of red.

Image: Jeremy Scott” 2011 spring summer fashion show via source
You can also watch his runway show

What is the big deal about clothes anyway?

There are many reasons that people wear clothes, but the most basic is as a means of protecting the human body from the most basic elements of temperature and environment. Other reasons to wear clothing include:

  • modesty based on cultural and religious beliefs
  • distinguishing factor between the sexes
  • marital status
  • social class
  • occupation
  • reflection of our personality

Although we shouldn’t judge people by their outer appearance which does include the clothes that they wear, the practice continues every day. Bearing that in mind, what do you think about someone who would gain great acclaim for designing a dress from toilet paper?

When Cashmere® toilet paper was tested, customers believed that it was luxurious and soft. Indeed it should be since the toilet paper has extracts of cashmere which also is the at the root of how the name Cashmere® was born! Along with the appeal of super softness on the tush, it also provides a prestigious title for fashion designers who are the winners of the Cashmere® Toilet Paper Dress Contest. Each year, designers put their best sheets forward as their talents are used to create dresses that will wipe out the competition.

The 2010 Cashmere® winner was bridal wear designer Ines Di Santo.

Image: Cashmere® via source

On the other hand, do you think I would cause much of a
stink if I wore this honeycomb inspired Cashmere® toilet paper dress by Evan Biddell to work with a Cashmere® toilet paper purse created by Jeanne Lottie. Just for the record, does that really look like honeycomb to you?

Image: Cashmere® via source and source respectively.

Maybe I should just stick to wearing flannel.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nezzy January 4, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Oh baby, ya wouldn't want to get caught in the rain wearin' a TP designer…can you imagine??? It could be a total…ahummmm…are ya ready? WIPE-OUT!!! Heeehehehe!

Sorry, I do truly need to work on my self~control.

God bless ya and have an extraordinary New Year Sweetie!!!


2 Janette@Janette's Sage January 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

Too funny…..like the duck tape dresses also…I think flannel sounds better…the pictures were great.


3 Leslie January 5, 2011 at 12:40 am

LOVEeee the pictures… I could think of a couple other things to make dresses out of. Perhaps I should contact the top designers.. imagine dresses made out of:

-Sand paper – Pick the grit (fine or course) depending on your mood..

-Fondant – With all the cooking and baking shows out now, surely someone has 'fondanted' themselves!
Has a nice 'french' sound as it rolls off the tongue don't you think?

-Contact paper – the designs are endless… you call it the "Keep in Contact with me" dress…

Darn.. why didn't I think of the trash bag dress.. more than likely because I would have thought it a trashy idea.. Thanks for the laugh..


4 Jill January 5, 2011 at 1:18 am

interesting….and funny story, I have a whole box of those garbage bag "dresses" under my kitchen sink!! who woulda thunk!!


5 Bev January 5, 2011 at 1:22 am

I second the flannel! Could you imagine going out in a dress that looked like a garbage bag…LOL. Happy New Year, Red!


6 Holly January 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

WOW! The bridal gown actually looks pretty good. I'd hat to be shooting that outdoor wedding when it starts to sprinkle! Hehehe!! The other does NOT look like honeycomb and the ones at the top are just plain SCARY!! I wouldn't put it past designers with some of the things I've seen in the so-called "fashion" pages… I'll take flannel over any of them ANY day!! ((HUGS))


7 Home In The Hollow January 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Isn't toilet paper biodegradable? Talk about being all wound up! I'm with you, I'll stick to flannel (or polartec in the winter months!)…:)JP


8 ? Grandma ? (by Granddaughter Lydia) January 6, 2011 at 2:01 am

I'm heading to the store to pick up one of those umbrella dresses. I can now skip the gym. ;D


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