Look glam in a bandage style party dress
For those who are looking to exude glamorous appeal at their next party, the bandage dress is perfect for you. Made popular by iconic fashion designer, Herve Leger, the bandage dress is the go-to dress for celebrities ranging from the shapely Kim Kardashian, to athletic figured Britney Spears. The trend has made its way to Bollywood as well, with actresses in the likes of Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, and Katrina Kaif sporting body-flattering bandage dresses to high profile events. If there were one dress, which could be called the celebrity’s favorite party outfit, the bandage dress would be the chosen one.
Tight fitting and best suited for those who are comfortable with their bodies, the bandage dress is not for the timid woman. This dress will quite literally fit your body like a bandage, and will accentuate every curve, flattering or otherwise. Be warned in advance that there are few “tricks” to make this dress more flattering, although a few modifications can be made to make it more wearable for those who are on the petite side of the scale.
For the woman who is proud of her curves, but is on the curvier side of the scale, it is recommended to choose a bandage dress made of thicker material as the material will not stick to the body in an unflattering fashion. For the woman who is less curvy and on the thinner side, opt for shimmering fabrics, that will not only give the illusion of curves by skimming the body, but will also help you channel that glamorous appeal. A majority of popular bandage style party dresses are made of shimmery material for this very reason.
One of the few tricks one can use in order to minimize a potentially unflattering look, especially for those who are curvaceous, is to ensure that the back area does not bulge by wearing spaghetti straps. This is because the dress is tight fitting and might lead to the muffin top effect, which is common with apparel that is too tight, and causes pockets of fat to bunch together. This can also be avoided by wearing a stole or shrug, which will hide the back without taking away the glamorous appeal of the dress.
Another trick to make your bandage style party dress flattering and comfortable is to follow the “rule”; high neck bandage dresses for tall women, and low or v-neck dresses for petite women.
Styling and accessorizing your bandage style party dress is also important, as it will determine your overall look. The last thing you want to look, is overly ostentatious or cheap, so be sure to avoid over-accessorizing. It is recommended to wear pointed high-heeled shoes so as to provide a slimming effect; these heels will also serve to provide the illusion of longer legs. In terms of Jewellery it is recommended to play up the neck and collarbone area with the help of either a pair of chandelier earrings or a statement necklace.
The bandage dress is a savior for those who are body confident, and might take some getting used to by those who are hesitant about showing off their curves.