WHAT CLOTHES WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEAR WHEN YOU DIE?

October 31, 2016 / Fashion

WHAT CLOTHES WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEAR WHEN YOU DIE?

I have been known to put some thought into what I wear when I go to work, when I travel or when I go to a party. However, I can’t say I had ever thought about what I’d wear when I die before. However, according to a survey by Lyst for Halloween, 85% of people have.

Perhaps my sister is one of these people. She works in an epilepsy clinic and has seen people pass away. If this happens, she has to dress them within a couple of hours before the bodies go stiff. The clothes she puts on them are your basic items, but Lyst’s survey shows that people actually have quite extravagant taste for how they want to look when they die!

Over half of the women Lyst surveyed said they would opt for a special outfit. Examples they gave were designer dresses and high heels. If there is an afterlife, I guess these people want to make a grant entrance! Even more surprising though is that a third of the people surveyed said they would want to wear their favourite underwear or their best pyjamas when they die.

WHAT CLOTHES WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEAR WHEN YOU DIE? Lyst Dostinja

Don’t think it’s just women with unusual ideas for what to wear when they die though. One fifth of men surveyed by Lyst must think passing away is like going on holiday because they would opt to wear a pair of flip-flops. One third would even sport a baseball cap.

Death is quite a taboo subject since, due to medical advances, most people pass away in hospitals and nursing homes now. As we don’t tend to witness it, unlike decades ago when it was more common for people to die at home, it is something we tend not to acknowledge. Therefore, thinking about what to wear when you die might seem morbid to a lot of people. I do understand it though. After all, it will be the last memory people have of you. You may want to look your best.

Since reading Lyst’s survey, it encouraged me to think about what I myself would like to wear when I die. I would want to wear a bikini. Everyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I am at my most comfortable in a bikini.

Lyst have come up with the bizarrely brilliant idea of creating the Over My Dead Body collection inspired by people’s answers to their survey. It includes a red Roland Mouret pencil dress, a Fleur Du Dal kimono and even some racy Agent Provocateur underwear. They also have a Death Threads package to inform your next of kin about what outfit you have picked out for your funeral when you die!

What would you like to wear when you die? Let me know in the comments below!

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Comments (4)

16.04.2017.

Tibbie

It's great to read something that's both enjoyable and provides pragmatic solutions...

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16.04.2017.

Ivalene

You actually make it seem so easy with your pristntaeeon but I find this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I'l try to get the hang of it!

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16.04.2017.

Jasmine

Interesting post. It did not surprise me people discuss what they want to wear for their funeral. I had that discussion with my dad. Now you, on the other hand, a bikini!!! Now I know you feel comfortable now saying that, but remember, you will be about 95 when this all happens. I hope you take care of yourself and be the best looking 95 year old bikini wearing corpse. Sounds creepy, what I said, but hey, it's Halloween ! Lol

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16.04.2017.

Bob

Normally, the topic of fashion does not interest me, but the way you write, catches my attention.

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