The Paper Bag Project
I have been looking for the origin of the phrase "she's got such good style, she would look good in a paper bag". I finally came across this interesting blog post on Marilyn Monroe
by Hailey on REBRN who says,
"This shoot was part of a publicity stunt that referred to the phrase 'she'd look good in a potato sack', which was really common at the time. It referred to a woman so sexy it didn't matter what she wore, she would still turn heads."
As you can see, Marilyn's "sack" is more like a playsuit made out of potato sack fabric.
I don't know when the phrase morphed into
"she's got such good style she would look good in a paper bag",
but today it definitely has more to do with the way a person dresses, rather than their looks.
Style: it's not what you wear, it's how you wear it
|The Paper Bag Project: #1|
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