For ladies who don’t have the patience for coy flirtation, here’s something that gets the job done quickly: a sensor-enabled cocktail dress that flashes a whole lot of skin the more excited you get.
So say you meet some guy who sends your heart aflutter. The dress responds to your elevated pulse by growing transparent around the (already plenty skimpy) plunging neckline. Conversely, if he’s such a snooze that you’re about two seconds away from flat-lining, the dress stays opaque, sending an instant “no, thanks!”
Intimacy 2.0 is latest in a series of hyper-sexy e-dresses from the techie Dutch designers Studio Roosegaarde in collaboration with V2_Lab and fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht. Each dress combines embedded sensors and conductive “smart foils” that become see-through when zapped by electricity. But whereas previous iterations would’ve landed you in jail for indecent exposure (one dress went transparent simply by being around other people and covered less than a pastie), Intimacy 2.0 is designed to be flaunted outside of the bedroom. It's still pretty damned racy, though. Big up to anyone who's daring enough to wear it. The rest of us will have to stick to batting our eyelashes.
The secret to the Intimacy 2.0 e-dress is the technology underneath that reacts to the sensual mood of the wearer.
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Dresses are available in black or white on custom order through Studio Roosegaarde. More info here.
COMMENTARY: The Intimacy 2.0 e-dress is from out-of-this world. I do hope that see-through e-dresses are the next big thing in fashion. I truly expect Lady Gaga to add one to her dress collection.
Courtesy of an article dated October 24, 2011 appearing in Fast Company Design