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"We were essentially being shell-shocked by rapid change. That was one of the things you needed science-fiction writers for back in the Sixties, because we could cope with the future."
- Peter Watts

Sideglance Robe  
  A dress that is invisible or opaque, depending on how you look at it.  

"Don't take her away," the slim blonde protested. She wore a sideglance robe, invisible out of the corner of the eye, but an opaque fountain when looked at directly.
From The Trouble With Bubbles, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by If in 1953
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Compare this to the transdress from Niven and Barne's 1992 novel The California Voodoo Game and the plastirobe from a 1954 PKD story.

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