dress made of paper - Donna Rhae Marder
A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).
embroidered dress - 2012 paper dress - Donna Rhae Marder
I'm not really a dress / frock person, in fact I only own one... a voluminous Pre Raphaelite green velvet number with pointed cuffs that was last worn at least ten years ago, (and I hate skirts, it must be thirty years or more since I owned one).
Sadly I fall into that category of women for whom unless a dress is A line it's out of bounds, simply because it's the unwritten law that if your hips are a certain size then it must follow your neck, shoulders and bust are bigger too, NO... actually we don't have a neck the circumference of a telegraph pole, shoulders three foot wide or breasts the size of fully inflated balloons... we just happen to have hips. There are only so many times you can subject yourself to the humiliation of trying on a dress to find that the top part has been made for a giant... the neck would fit your waist, the shoulder line is half way down your arms and the hem length needs to be 50 cm shorter, it made me scream, so I gave up years ago.
But there are some beautiful dress creations out there, not all to be worn, some are pure works of art...
child's printed dress from Sweden 1800 India Flint's plant dyed fabric dress
hand lettering embroidered 1950's
paper dress - Louise Richardson narrative dress by textile artist Harriet Popham
'she softly whispered' etching, letterpress, paper, thread - Leonie Oakes child's patchwork party dress 1944
dress sculpture of metal thread, glass pearls and wire - Diana Brennan Louise Richardson
hand painted dress vogue pre fall 2016 collection 1920 Jeanne Lanvin gown
tulle and paper flowers paper dress of drawings sewn together - Erika Kuhn Yiquing Yin
Yohji Yamamoto S/S 2011 Jeanne Lanvin 1922 Winter 1988/89
Jennifer Collier uses paper, bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching to create her dresses
Rocobarocco F/W 2013/14 Mariano Fortuny early 20th c anin