Image: Elizabeth & Clarke.
Despite being a functioning grown-up with a tax file number and a job, I am an appallingly messy eater.
As a kid, my parents nicknamed me ‘Piglet’ in honour of my… let’s just say enthusiastic dining style, and I’ve never managed to shake it.
For this reason, I generally avoid wearing white when I know there’s a good chance I’ll spill something — coffee, dumpling broth, pasta sauce, wine — on it. This kinda sucks, because everyone knows a crisp, classic white shirt never fails to make you look like a polished adult lady.
Well, apparently scientists have heard the silent pleas of we clumsy coffee slurpers, because they’ve somehow developed an unstainable white shirt. Yes, I do mean a white shirt that CANNOT BE STAINED, even if your eating style resembles that of a particularly chaotic toddler. Challenge accepted.
This magical shirt, created by clothing company Elizabeth & Clarke, uses nanotechnology to fight off any water- and oil-based stains while still looking like a pretty flattering garment.
As you can see in the video above, spilt liquids like tea and wine will slide right off, while goopier things like mayo and tomato sauce are easily, tracelessly removed with some light water pressure.
It’s a rare day that I don’t manage to get food on my face, in my hair (including eyebrows), or somewhere on my body. I’m always that person at dinner who manages to get food on the tablecloth or the floor, and when I stand up after a meal crumbs usually cascade from my lap, so this is pretty exciting news.