Dare to wear a bandage dress
If you are one of those ladies who are blessed with a perfect, hourglass figure or are one of those lucky girls with great metabolism and therefore a slim, svelte waistline, a bandage or body-con dress can be an asset to have in your wardrobe. This is a design which cannot be worn by everyone unfortunately because a bandage dress can look extremely unsightly, wrapped around muffin tops or extra pounds.
The dress is designed by sewing together broad strips of cloth in a pattern which closely resembles bandages being wrapped around the body – in a stylish way of course. Thought to be introduced into the world of high fashion by French fashion mogul Herve Leger and it is said that he tasted great success in the fashion industry by launching the first bandage style dress in 1989.
The bandage dress hugs a woman’s figure tightly like second skin, can be short or long depending on the preferences and has cut-outs on the side – down the waist and hips – to give it an edgy and daring look. In fact, it is the cuts on the side which accentuates the curves and the strips of skin that can be seen makes one look very sexy. Of course, there are bandage dresses without cuts as well – if you are not comfortable showing off too much skin.
It accentuates a flawless body by highlighting the curves and thus was a huge hit with the supermodels and celebs. Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Victoria Beckham, Malaika Arora, Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra etc. are some star names who have flaunted their bodies in bandage dresses. The strips of cloth are strategically placed in a horizontal, vertical or mixed design and are tight enough to resemble a corset or mimic the effect of body shapers – thus making a perfect body look even more appealing. However, bear in mind that even a slight paunch will spoil the outfit spectacularly – even though it is made of stretch material, it is advisable even for the perfect model not to wear it on a ‘fat-day’. Those who are top heavy should also avoid this style as they do not flatter very curvy figures either.
So if you have a slender body – give this look a try. Only remember that a slightly wrong fashion sense can mar the look completely because the length of the dress, the cuts it has on its sides etc. can make you look stylish or promiscuous.
If you do own a bandage dress and you are a little iffy about wearing it because you might find it a bit revealing, then accessorise it with a shrug, a long lace coat, a wrap etc. And above all, needless to say, your sartorial sense must be comfortable yet stylish – so don’t buy a bandage dress just because everyone is wearing it or you have the body to – wear it only if you are positive about carrying off its rather daring style statement.