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When you thought 2020 couldn't throw anything weirder at you - introducing, washing machine dresses.
For some unknown reason, online retailers have begun to sell the items, describing them as 'unique gifts for women'. Steady on.
The covers come in all kinds of designs, but you can mainly expect some floral patterns, a few beads, and a LOT of chiffon.
You might want to be careful if you've got a tumble dryer built in - all that flammable material looks like a horrible accident waiting to happen.
And, reasonably, people haven't known quite what to make of them.
One Twitter user said: "Aww, I love seeing washing machines in their wee confirmation dresses."
Another commented: "A washing machine wearing a veil, plonked in the middle of the room? Yup. Perfectly normal."
Some actually rated the invention: "These look like something my granny would've loved so I'd get one just for nostalgia sake."
While someone obviously isn't taking the trend seriously enough for my liking. They replied: "Darn! I just finished the bouffant skirt for the sink and it clashes with this beauty. Back to the sewing machine. hope the upcoming toilet collection will match."
It's also meant that some people have relived past trauma: "Oh good God. It reminds me of a time when we stayed in the world's most twee B&B in Dumfries - and she had a 3ft mouse with a long skirt which was her Hoover-cover."
While people had some suggestions in order to make them appeal to a wider market. One entrepreneurial soul said: "Could they make some more masculine, like in the style of a football shirt?".
For many, distant memories of their nan's crochet toilet roll covers sprung to mind.
And they are correct - the world of strange and interesting covers for household items doesn't just stop at washing machines, oh no.
One of the websites also sells covers for your microwave, so that you can give your nightly ready meal-for-one that extra serving of pizzazz:
And if you feel that your unsightly water cooler would benefit from a little makeover, then, you guessed it, we have just the extravagant accessory that you have been looking for:
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Topics: UK News
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