Throwaway dress

Updated on Apr 03, 2009
Calzedonia stockings - Prada shoes - vintage purse
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Fashion and creativity mean experimenting, trying, daring.
If you follow set patterns you’ll never get something original and personalized.
Breaking the rules, on the other hand, request self confidence, motivation and sometimes irony.

This outfit came up by chance. Yesterday evening there was a “bad taste” party; during lunch I was discussing with friends whether to go or not. I normally dislike bad-taste party because I never manage to get a really awful outfit. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have an inflated ego. It’s just that I feel uncomfortable wearing thousands of colours and patters mixed randomly. Apart from making fun of me my friend Verena told me joking I should have worn a trash bag to look the part, which made me laughing.
In the afternoon I thought about the joke again and I bet with myself I would have pulled off a chic outfit with a bin liner.
I was excited by the challenge and took inspiration from the fall 09 catwalks for the structured shoulders and the puffy skirt. I just cut three holes, fixed and shaped the whole with the belt. To maximize the contrast I added designed Prada shoes – hope Miuccia won’t mind hehe – red tights and a vintage evening bag I got from my grandmum.

I was so happy with the result that I decided to go to the pre-party dressed like this! You can’t imagine how people looked at me; they were shocked and thought I would have done it just because of the “bad taste” party.
What’s wrong with wearing a bin liner as a dress? Why do people wear so many different textiles together but they would never wear a black, plastic dress? I suppose just because they associate THAT material with rubbish.
Haha so naiveeee ;o)

Hope you chictopians like it and I’m looking forward to your comments and feedbacks

Photos by Verena Gräf

Comments (33)

miss_piggy
miss_piggy on September 08
sei un genio!! :D i love this trashy dress.. it's really cool!!! i woul wear it for sure!! :D
fashiongeometry
fashiongeometry on April 27
i love it!
hotfudgexd
hotfudgexd on April 19
love it!
Haylilly
Haylilly on April 10
OH. MY. GOD. this is fantastic!
Carolinabotelho1
Carolinabotelho1 on April 10
so crazy your dress! :)xx
Jasna
Jasna on April 08
OMG, you are fantastic!!!!
eatyourtofu
eatyourtofu on April 08
You and cocorosa make me wanna wear a trash bag too! Seriously. You did an amazing job!
orsola
orsola on April 12
thank you so much! do it and post the pics then :o)
districtofchic
districtofchic on April 08
Amazing experiment. Seriously it looks space-age! Do a Gareth Pugh-esque design next!
orsola
orsola on April 12
thank you. hmm how knows what will be my next crazy creative attack hehe
cocorosa
cocorosa on April 06
hahaha I of course love this :) xoxo
orsola
orsola on April 07
you inspired me too darling ;o)
aivanmagno
aivanmagno on April 06
AWESOME! You fool me, at first I thought it was leather-ish! AWESOME! Chic! AMAZING. REALLY.
orsola
orsola on April 19
oh thanx so much dear!
nathanielt148
nathanielt148 on April 05
bravo!...I just love a clever, creative young lady!...this is really cool!
gladys_c
gladys_c on April 05
gorgeous design!!
Nika_Rose
Nika_Rose on April 04
this is an inspiration!
JohannaBanana
JohannaBanana on April 04
so clever! it takes a seriously chic person to make a bin liner look good and you totally rock it!!! :)
marybeatrice
marybeatrice on April 04
I love this!!!!!
Annabu
Annabu on April 04
haha that's a great idea
kooffy7
kooffy7 on April 04
that dress is soooo cool!! i love it..
reshooom
reshooom on April 04
utterly genius!!! amazing structure and cut!!!! =)
veraangel
veraangel on April 04
coole Idee....da sieht man mal das du sogar einen müllsack tragen kannst ;-)) Ich liebe deine Schuhe und auch die roten strumpfhosen.....war dir in dem kleid warm ?
orsola
orsola on April 12
danke vere! ne, weil es noch nicht sooo wahnsinn warm ist. im sommer wird wahrscheinlich unmöglich aber jetzt geht's noch
flutter_symphony
flutter_symphony on April 04
Genius!
Blueberry
Blueberry on April 03
You look so chic!
coldlight
coldlight on April 03
this is cool! i'm going to an 'anything but clothes' cruise next week for uni, and i was planning to make a dress out of white plastic bags, good to know i will be able to make it look chic like you made yours!
anouk
anouk on April 03
ABSOLUTE GENIUS. i have been waiting for someone on chictopia to make such a daring move, i.e. like wearing a trashbag :)
xs_
xs_ on April 03
a great silhouette! what an amazing and fun filled diy. i imagine working with the "fabric" was quite difficult.
orsola
orsola on April 12
not it wasn't. i imagine it would be if you try to sew it but i only cut it. unbelievable easy actually!
ramonarye
ramonarye on April 03
haha i'm not sure anyone can pull this off like you do. i have to say the texture and shape look really great!
WickedPlumVintage
WickedPlumVintage on April 03
i think the punk scene used to do this back in the 70s/80s, but it doesn't actually look that bad, I mean any other material and it would be couture! i think it is cute, especially with the tights and those shoes!
orsola
orsola on April 12
thanx. indeed. i got for sure inspired by the punk scene and 80's style
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on April 03
haha your trash bag dress is actually really cool:) It just about doesnt even look like one and I realy love the structure of the shoulders too, very cool:)
RazzleDazzleMe
RazzleDazzleMe on April 03
I love your idea! So many people have bad taste parties or a ugly sweater party. I should consider this for the next time I get invited to one.
MarlaSinger
MarlaSinger on April 03
oh wow!this is rad! <3
vro
vro on April 03
Yeahhh I gave you the idea hahaha :D I made my contribution to this twice ... with the idea and the photos ;-) I really like how it finally looked. I mean the shape and it has a great contrast with the red stockings and the white Pradas. Nice work :D I would say teamwork :D :D :D
mirb
mirb on April 03
looks great. love your red stockings with it!
michelleiris
michelleiris on April 03
omg! orsola! this is pure genius! i love it! you look sooo fab! i bet they are just jealous! :P u look awesome babe!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on April 03
You made this? I looooove it!!!!!! Genius!!!
orsola
orsola on April 12
thank you so much darling!
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