A reader from Cornwall has sent me the suggestion below for an alternative summer dress.
To be brutally honest, why would anyone want to wear such a garment made from corn-stalks? Times are desperate with people living in poverty, but there's simply no need to resort to such depths when the hoi polloi can still go to Primark and buy discounted clothing from £1, or failing that, Oxfam where second-hand clothing goes for 50p upwards.
Thank you, Geraldine, from St Ives, Cornwall, for your suggestion, albeit a perversely outlandish one. I don't know what you get up to in Cornwall, but us Wiltshire inhabitants have far more style than to wear bits of the countryside about our bodies.