While many have chosen to take up bread-baking to keep themselves preoccupied in the quarantine, Instagram fashionistas have found something else: turning comfort into couture.
The quarantine pillow dress challenge has Instagram users taking pictures of themselves dolled up in some of their prettiest pillows. Some essential accessories include a belt, a glass of wine, sunglasses, a purse, and a headpiece to complete the look. Aside from #quarantinepillowdress, other hashtags that have sprung from the challenge include #pillowdress, #pillowdresschallenge, #quarantinepillowchallenge, and #pillowchallenge.
“Stay at home but make it fashion,” Instagram fashionista @stylebynelli wrote on posted a mirror picture of herself on Monday. “Challenge you girls!” The user posted herself wearing a black and white gingham pillow strapped on using a belt with two black handbags dangling from it. To spice her already bold look up, she added a white baseball cap, a pearl necklace, and some tall, chunky combat boots.
Other Instagram users were quick to compliment @stylebynelli on her cute, but comfy look. “I’m in love with your creativity!!” commented fashion designer Gabriela Gonzalez with multiple heart emojis.
“Okay how cool is this look please?” commented user @victoriaxlaura.
Users from all over the globe are taking on this new fashionable, quarantine-inspired challenge. Fox News reports that the quarantine pillow dress challenge has especially taken off in Russia.
French Instagram user @may.en.juin included her own stylish take on the comfy-chic pillow dress challenge, using a white comforter to create the look of an elegant, floor-length gown.
Influencer Connor McKenzie offered his own take on the quarantine pillowcase challenge, creating multiple runway-worthy looks with a fuzzy, navy blue blanket. In the video he posted on Instagram McKenzie took to strutting his stuff while reaching for different snacks from his fridge.
The quarantine pillow dress challenge has even made its way to TikTok. Many of the platform’s boldest, most stylish users have taken to strutting their stuff in a pillow, belt, and a couple of other chic accessories of their choice.
Whether it be through baking or through stylish innovating, influencers online are successfully helping other social media users combat boredom the boredom of quarantine. What trend will emerge next?