Thursday, November 25, 2004
7 News Features: Fit For The Future
In the 70's, we had hippie clothes. In the 80's - parachute pants. But today, if you want to make a fashion statement, make your clothes work for you. What you wear can eliminate cellulite, stains, even body odor. The nighteam's Tom Haynes has more in this special assignment report - fit for the future.
WSVN -- Now, technology is no longer light years away. And believe it or not, what will soon be hanging in your closet could solve all your problems. Today, functional is fashionable.
Lets start by eliminating that stench.
It doesn't matter what planet you're on, BO is a big no.
But when marathon runner David Briz works out during school hours, he knows he's not winning over any classmates.
David Briz: "When I run in between classes, I know I do smell after i run."
So we had David try Fila's new moisture-management shirt. It claims to kill all bad odors.
But how would it manage in the hot sun for three miles.
David: "No odor, I smell no odor right now. It worked for me. I don't have to go take a shower now."
Smells like a winner - mission one accomplished.
Now, onto mission two. Smelling nice is one thing, but when it comes to looking nice...Sneaky stains always seem to get in the way.
Bridgette Dupont: "If I could have some type of super fabric that would save me a lot of trouble."
Mom, Bridgette Dupont deals with spills everyday.
Bridgette: "I just throw them in the wash and cross my fingers."
But you don't have to feel the force to get out all those stubborn smudges.
Hagger has come out with pants that never fade, shrink, wrinkle or stain.
Don't believe us, we asked a couple of fashion students from Johnson and Wales University to put them to the test.
How would the pants perform smothered in ketchup, then grape juice, then chocolate.
Put them in the washer... And...
Fashion Students: "Its perfect. No stains."
Out of the dryer...
Student: "They look brand new."
But is that enough to impress our mother Bridgette.
Bridgette: "I think it would be great. It would save me a lot of time."
Mission two accomplished.
Finally mission tree.
For many women, the dark side is gaining cellulite.
But if you thought only Jedi powers could make those unwanted dimples disappear, think again.
Judy Remillard: "I like to see that gone and not having to worry about wearing a swimsuit."
Mom Judy Remillard says she's not interested in having surgery.
Instead, we asked her to wear these spandex biker shorts for thirty minutes a day.
According to spa-md, they're layered with a special cream to smooth those legs.
Judy: "They feel squishy and you can wear it underneath your clothes so that's nice."
Three weeks later, Judy's optimistic she's not only on the way to losing cellulite, she's losing weight.
Wearing the shorts have motivated her to workout more.
Judy: "I don't see how you can get results unless you combine some other things in your daily routine."
And soon, she'll be saying see you later cellulite for good - mission three accomplished.
Still not impressed? Next year, retailers plan to market a shirt that cools you down when your hot and warms you up when your cold.
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