Merry Mint-in-Box Madness Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Newsletter Posted by: pam kueber • November 16, 2009 Some great stuff in here for your holiday gifting: A paper hostess dress, a chartreuse-and-green cake serving set, faux Beatles cake toppers, and just what Everyone needs: Giant Sexton fork-and-spoon set. Related stories No related posts. Ad Comments 4 Get our retrolicious free newsletter. Comments atimicbowler-dave says November 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm Please, someone, anyone… Explain to me the paper hostess dress??!!?? This does not look like too good an idea to me. None too durable. Perhaps that was the idea? Sort of a giftwrap on its’ own? Did anyone actually wear these things, and if so, why???? My mind is running amok with incomprehension. Anybody? -Dave Reply Virginia says November 16, 2009 at 9:45 pm Paper dresses were a big fad in the ’60s. I am sure every era and culture has experimented with paper clothing. I believe Scott was responsible for part of the trend. The paper is not thin, but it is usually a one time wear thing. The ones I have seen were very vibrantly patterned. Additionally, lots of couture houses have shown paper clothes at one time or another. This season on “Project Runway” there was a “Design a Dress Out of Newspaper” challenge, and several of the looks were interesting/ pretty and wearable. Reply Leah@storybookranch says November 17, 2009 at 8:57 am hmm…I’m very intrigued by the paper dress! I may have to pick one up for the next holiday I host (can’t leave the house in a paper dress!) Reply magnarama says November 17, 2009 at 11:45 am I seem to remember there was also a fad for paper panties at one time too, in the early ’70s … or am I confusing those with the edible underwear craze? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Mattel reintroduces Barbie's 1962 Dream House: BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.