The Bubblewrap Dress

Back in my uni days, I was definitely a bit of a party girl, especially if it involved fancy dress – and I loved coming up with quirky ideas. At one of our club nights at the student union, I thought it would be fun to go wearing a dress made from bubble wrap. I can’t quite remember what exactly triggered the idea but hubby (in his pre-hubby days) thought it would be hilarious too and headed off to buy some red bubble wrap. Once armed with a large roll of bubble wrap, I sat down with some pattern pieces, sticky tape and scissors and a short while later, there was the dress all ready to go! I decided on a pinafore dress, not being quite brave (or extrovert) enough to want to go out in a complete see-through dress so had a T-shirt and shorts underneath.

Bubblewrap dress

It certainly attracted a lot of attention! I had a lot of people coming up to me (thankfully mostly people I knew) wanting to ‘pop’ my dress and so by the end of the evening, pretty much all of the dress apart from across my chest (the one area that was definitely out of bounds!) was popped.

Thanks to A Day In This Dad’s Life for posting the photo that triggered this memory for me! It was definitely one of the most fun nights out I had at uni.

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26 thoughts on “The Bubblewrap Dress

    1. Thanks Sara – I think most of the people who were out that night were the same – it was a lot of fun! 🙂

    1. Thanks Afra – I didn’t either until hubby called me to offer me a choice of clear or red! 🙂

    1. Thank you – yes it was lovely of him to go out and find the bubble wrap – I didn’t know it came in red until that point 🙂

  1. Brilliant. I do threaten to wrap my children in bubbewrap, when they fall over. You have done it with far more style than I thought off.

    1. Thank you – oh yes I definitely popped a few bubbles myself and there was plenty of bubble wrap scraps from cutting the dress out to play with as well! 🙂

    1. Thank you – yes, I think most people I encountered that night were exactly the same! 🙂

    1. Lol, I never thought of it as a stress reliever – but I can see how it would work that way! 🙂

  2. I love a bit of fancy dress! What a brilliant idea and you wear it incredibly well! You look great. Can imagine the attention you must have got with people wanting to pop it! Did your hubby not join in on the bubble wrap fun? #throwbackthursday

    1. Thank you – I don’t remember my hubby being there that night which seems a little strange, maybe he was away for the weekend or something.

  3. This is so creative and it actually looks fab! I can’t imagine you not having a top underneath though!! hehe. Thanks for sharing with #throwbackthursday and see you again next week I hope xx

    1. Thanks Sarah – definitely wouldn’t have worn it without a top underneath! Thanks for hosting #throwbackthursday, lovely to link up 🙂

  4. Haha that is awesome, my husband used to love designing his own fancy dress outfits at uni….keep your eyes peeled on a future post and you ‘ll see! Thanks for joining in with #throwbackthursday and hope you’ll pop by again!

    1. Thanks Helen – will have to look out for your hubby’s fancy dress outfits on your blog! Thanks for hosting #throwbackthursday, lovely to link up 🙂

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