People are now making dresses out of shopping bags because of lockdown boredom

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Sick of changing from your night time PJs to your day time PJs?

The coronavirus lockdown has meant most of don’t remember the last time we put on a nice dress or even shoes (what are those?).

But then came the pillow dress to spice up our Zoom chats.

Bedding which doubles up as fashion items is so last week as we now move onto its quirkier counterpart – the shopping bag dress.

Folks on Instagram have been giving their bags for life a new purpose by stripping off and getting inside it.

The results make for some pretty snazzy looks.

Like its predecessors, the look can be bought together by a belt to give a flattering figure.

And you don’t have to opt for beige tones. Why not go for the more colourful shopping bags to really make an eye-catching outfit?

We know you have a drawer full of plastic bags, so you might as well stave off lockdown boredom with these trendy get-ups.

Instagram model Lily Ermak was one of the few people trying it out (and nailing it).

Though we don’t recommend using the same paper bag as her as it’s more than likely it’ll get ripped.

Lily used the rips in her bag as stylish slits. We’re not even sure how she managed to get inside it though, it’s a pretty tiny bag.

Others have used multiple bags to complete their creations. One woman used a Primark bag as a slick waterproof number and put her head through the handles for a chic halterneck style.

Of course, it doesn’t need to be a dress, you can wear it as a top and style it with some trousers.

The fanicer among us have even styled it with designer bags like Louis Vuitton and Dior (we’re more Tesco people).

To make your own high-fashion piece at home, you’ll need a bag of your choice.

Then, cut out the bottom and shimmy yourself through it. But we really do advise putting your head in a plastic bag.

If it’s too small then you can also cut the back and tape it together and add a belt to hold it together.

But of course that runs the risk of flashing people. So perhaps the bag dress, like its pillow counterpart, should only be used for Zoom chats where people can’t see your back.

Next time you go shopping, you know what to do.