A university graduate survived a crash on the way home from a party after her skin-tight bodycon dress stopped her bones piercing her internal organs.
Zoe Turner, 21, spent £34.99 on the little red dress from online retailer Missguided and squeezed into it for the festive event.
But her cab home was hit by a cement mixer which left Miss Turner and her three friends with life-threatening injuries.
Doctors told Miss Turner that her bodycon dress was so tight it acted like an old-fashioned corset and stopped her bones popping out and perforating her vital organs.
They said she could have suffered fatal internal injuries if she wasn’t wearing such a tight garment.
Miss Turner said: “I couldn’t believe my dress saved my life. That’s the best £35 I’ve ever spent.
“Although I didn’t come off lightly, the end result could have been a lot worse.