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This Dress Could Save Your Life

Here's a Dress That Could Save You From Drowning...Maybe



Here at Dressed, we don't often tackle the topic of emergency readiness and supply stockpiling—but I'm going to make an exception today. Australian artist Jacqueline Brady has created one of the most-fashionable life-saving garments (devices?) I've ever laid eyes on.
BEHOLD: The Raft-Boat-Dress
This 1950s-inspired rosette-printed fit-and-flare sleeveless dress has an amazing feature built in that makes it totally unique—it inflates into a life raft!
Bradley, who specializes in sculptural pieces that explore "ways of engaging with the surrounding ideas of home and a sense of place," exhibited the boat-dress at this month's Futuro Textiles show in Lille, France.
No word yet on when and where this dress can be bought—or whether it will even be put into production! But it's definitely the chic-est life raft I've ever seen!
If the raft-dress came to market and wasn't crazy expensive, would you consider buying it? What would you use it for? I can see so many uses for it. On top of its life-saving potential, it would be really great for camping trips by a lake, a lazy afternoon on the river, or, if it were made of tougher, sportier material, a great whitewater-rafting adventure! OK, I'm kind of kidding. What do you think? Tell us in the comments.

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