THE dress is called Blades and Wire.
It's made of a wool pack encircled by 10 rings of barbed wire, and it looks too forbidding to put anywhere near your skin.
But in the changerooms of the 2013 Ag Art Wear compeition, young model Kaysee Gray is unfazed as she deftly demonstrates the trick of getting out of this sharp costume without injury.
"It's surprisingly comfortable," she says, after her mother Hayley lifts the dress above Kaysee's shoulders, and she wriggles out from under it.
"It's more dangerous for the people helping me."
Each frock comes in layers of story.
The 10 rings of barbed wire represent the 10 years of drought suffered by farmers, while a shearing-comb necklace and cutters on the shoulders represent the "financial knife-edge farmers were on in that time", according to its creator, Jessica Harrison.
Nearby, model Michelle Rogan's mother Lyn is helping her strap in to an avant garde creation called It's a Corker by Ann Esparon.
Michelle, 25, who comes from Elmore but now lives in Melbourne, has been modelling at Elmore Field Days every year since she was 16 years old.
"You can end up with cuts and bruises," she admits, but she enjoys every minute of it.
Among others to grace the catwalk yesterday were a period peice called Pride, Prejudice and Chickens, by Ashley Swan, made of chicken feed bags, chicken feathers and netting; and Metal Parts by Meaghan Kilderry, echoing Ned Kelly's battle armour.
Ag art parades are held every day of the field days, with the final on Thursday.