Toilet paper is making its mark in the fashion industry with fashion fanatics taking dress design to the next level. One cannot imagine seeing a dress completely made out of toilet paper, yet twelve years ago sisters Susan Bain and Laura Gawne changed all our perspectives and preconceptions about toilet paper when they began hosting an annual toilet paper bridal dress competition.
Dresses are not only to be both practical and wearable, they must also be in the traditional, elegant wedding dress style. Creativity, neatness, the use of the paper are all taken into consideration when choosing the winners. A cash prize of $10 000 is awarded to the winner with the runner-up receiving $5000 and third-place $2500. There are a few rules; dresses are to be made from Quilted Northern Toilet Paper only and any type of tape or glue is allowed or you can create molds and use the toilet paper as a paper-mache for a sturdier design.
The standards are high and not every dress makes it into the top ten that go through to the finals on the runway at Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC. This year’s contest will be held on the twentieth of June 2018, for the fourteenth annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Competition. In 2007, couple Jennifer Cannon and Doy Nichols made history when they got married in a spectacular toilet paper dress that won that year’s competition with the venue of their wedding being in the restrooms in Times Square New York.
Visit Susan Bain and Laura Gawne’s website: www.cheap-chic-weddings.com – to read more about the toilet paper dress competition.
The Knot also features an in depth look at the fashion show- https://www.theknot.com/content/charmin-toilet-paper-wedding-dresses
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