Before we get on with questioning yet another bizarre fashion item, let’s just reminisce about an essential part of sex ed.
If you grew up in Britain in the last century, you likely had to go through a class with your PE teacher in which you were instructed on how to put on a condom.
That condom was usually bright purple, for reasons we don’t entirely understand, and you would learn its ways by putting it on a banana, or, if you were lucky, a plastic model of an actual penis.
If your sex ed condom was not purple, it may have been bright blue or green. A standard condom was rarely chosen.
And so you can understand why this ASOS dress is giving us serious flashbacks.
Not only is it made of latex, the actual material of condoms, but it’s also skintight, which makes us think it requires just the same awkward wriggling we employed to slide that condom on a piece of fruit all those years ago.
And, of course, it’s purple. Bright purple. A purple you can’t miss.
Essentially this dress is your sex ed condom class, but in fashion form.
Oh, and it costs £187.50. That’s down from £250, though, so it’s almost a bargain.
The tie front latex dress is the creation of Hanger, the winner of the 2016 ASOS Fashion Discovery competition. ASOS doesn’t provide much wisdom on styling such a piece, simply instructing customers to ‘wear me out’, but the model wears her dress with chunky black boots and visible white underwear, so we think less is more.
ASOS adds that the design ‘holds you close’, which we think is an understatement.
And yes, it is made out of real latex, so anyone with a condom allergy may want to sit this look out.
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