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Xayasane
February 28, 2013

This Dress Turns Invisible When You’re Turned On (VIDEO)


Talk about a show-stopping dress. This dress becomes invisible when you’re turned on.

Designed in social design lab Studio Roosegaarde by Anouk Wipprecht, the “Intimacy” dress takes bar night to a whole new level. The high-tech dress is made from leather and smart e-foils, which become transparent when your heart rate increases.

Photo credit: Studio Roosegaarde

“It creates a situation of total control that the wearer or the one who observes it has an influence over what fashion looks like,” said artist Dan Roosegaarde, who heads Studio Roosegaarde.

“With some people you want to show more and some people you want to show less,” added Roosegaarde. “We thought it would make complete sense that the dress would be proactive in that: either you have control or you lose control.”

Imagine that you’re standing at the bar and some hottie approaches you. I doubt if you’d want the guy to see your lady parts before he’s even bought you a drink. This would definitely be an awkward way to meet someone. It’s a story you can tell your future kids: girl meets boy, boy is charming, dress turns invisible, and they lived happily ever after. Hmmm, maybe you should just say you met at the library instead.

The dresses come in “intimacy white” and “intimacy black.” Each dress contains a microchip with software that monitors the wearer’s heart rate. The faster your heartbeat, the more translucent the dress becomes.

If you’re looking to get your hands on an intimacy dress (clearly you’re channeling your inner Lady Gaga), you’ll have to wait since they’re only available to private collectors, but Roosegaarde is hoping that’ll change soon. Could we expect to see these dresses on the red carpet sometime in the near future? We’re looking at you, Grammys.

Besides the invisible dress, Roosegaarde and his designers are working on a men’s suit that goes invisible when you lie.

“That’s for the banking world,” joked Roosegaarde. Or your ex boyfriend.