The word “fashion victim” suddenly has a whole new meaning. And it is a rather literal one. These unbelievable stories prove there are indeed a thousand ways to die, and they’re not all logical. Some seem like a bad movie plot that would make us leave the cinema a tiny bit pissed off. But reality is stranger than fiction, or so they said!
BATHROBE ON FIRE
81 year old Evelyn Rogoff was reaching for some tea when, before she could grab it, her chenille bathrobe caught fire due to the stove. Her husband tried to stop the fire but he was also engulfed by flames. They both died and the manufacturer Blair Corporation has been blamed for nine deaths due to the flammability of the material.
TRIPPIN ON HIGH HEELS
Carlisle Brigham was found unresponsive in the stairwell of her Manhattan apartment; urinated and with blood on her face. The autopsy revealed that she had tripped with her heels on the marble floor, shattering her chin in the process.
DEATH BY BRASSIERE
Christina Bond was carrying a handgun in her bra holder in 2015, this means that it was attached to the front of the bra concealing the gun between the breasts. Unfortunately while she was trying to adjust the holster she turned the gun and it got discharged. A terrible ending.
THE REVENGE OF CLOTHING
Three family members in Alicante, Spain died after the first floor of their home collapsed due to the amount of weight of the clothes being kept there. Next time you get the hoarder jitters, think about this!
THE DANGERS OF THROWING HATS
Draco was famous in ancient Greece for his extreme laws against petty crimes. When he was visiting a village, the people started throwing hats and clothes as a sign of appreciation, unfortunately they ended up suffocating him to death.
TRASH THE DRESS NOT THE BRIDE!
In the trash the dress fad, women trash their expensive wedding dresses. But for Maria Pantzapolous it all ended tragically. She was having a photoshoot in the water at Rawdon Falls but the dress became too heavy and she got sucked by the current.
Crinolines were responsible for an estimated 3,000 deaths during the height of their popularity. For example, becoming caught in the spokes of carriage wheels, with women dragged through the streets. But, perhaps the most dangerous aspect of crinolines was their extreme flammability, ask Emma Musson who was burned alive at 16.
DON’T MIX SEDATIVES WITH CIGARETTES
This is what Mary Reeser did and her acetone nightgown was caught on fire. All that was found were one of her feet and her skull.
CLOTHES HORSE NIGHTMARE
Brian Depledge was found dead in his home after apparently tripping over a footstool and falling backwards, head and neck becoming trapped between the rungs of the clothes horse which collapsed on top of him.
THE ULTIMATE FASHION VICTIM
The case of Isadora Duncan is as tragic as it is famous. While riding a car in 1972 her long scarf became entangled in the wheel and pulled her from the vehicle, breaking her neck.