Vintage 1960s Holly Paper Party Dress - New!

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SKU #1403


Size: Small - Medium  (8 - 10 US size)

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 




* Vintage1960s paper party dress

* Vibrant holly design print

* Classic A-line silhouette 

* Long bell sleeves

* Original cardboard packaging by Hallmark

Paper Clothing made of disposable cellulose fabric was a short-lived fashion novelty item produced in the US during the 1960s. The paper dress captured the imagination of vibrant, youthful, optimistic consumers who prized variety over durability.  By 1967, paper dresses sold in major departments stores, along with specialised clothing boutiques. At the height of demand, 100,000s were made each week. Even Ossie Clarke and Celia Birtwell, created their own versions. These paper fashions were exciting, fun, and cheap, enabling the wearer to stay up to date with the newest prints and styles. Alas, as the novelty appeal of paper clothes wore off, their downsides became more apparent. They were generally ill-fitting and uncomfortable with garish colours that could easily rub off. And worse of all, they could be flammable and dangerous. One year later, paper clothing had all but disappeared from the marketplace.



This novelty item appears to be in great condition, with only some minor wear on the packaging.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.


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