Monday, December 14, 2009

Banded labour : why women refuse to let go of the bandage dress.

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Introduced in the late 80s, by the French designer Hervé Legér-a pioneer in body-conscious women's fashion - the "Bandage Dress" has been a strong favorite of many of Hollywood's fashionistas. Cindy Crawford was one of the first celebs to wear the new design, and it was a huge hit through the late 80’s and early 90’s. Then, it vanished for a while with just occasional appearances on the red carpet.

But like all good things, it was meant to return- bigger than ever before. A couple of years back it suddenly made a strong come-back and it was all the craze to wear vintage Hervé Legér, so much so that the dress began to be made again due to great demand.

Today, it is seeing a major popularity high and considering the long list of hot young celebrities like Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Blake Lively and Chloe Sevigny (to name but a few) who have sported it recently ; it seems like it’s time to move the bandage dress to a “cult” status.

Originally inspired by ancient mummification practices, the lycra and lurex designs have been reincarnated and are being found on fashion runways everywhere. Far from creating unpleasant tight bulges, the Bandage dress holds in the areas that need to be tamed, and accentuates those which deserve some feminine merit. Sounds like a dream.

So- though it’s not for the body shy, the Bandage dress or skirt is not as unforgiving as some would have you believe, and any woman who has a great curvy figure, can wear the bandage dress if she can carry it off with confidence and dignity.

Remember , as always, with such an attention grabbing garment- less is more and you must try to go easy on the accessories, hair and make-up.

During day you could try adding texture with tights, opting for flats rather than heels, layering on a cardigan, jacket and scarf. So fresh. 

For evening, it looks amazing styled in a sharp, graphic futuristic way with dangerously pointy high heels. That's all—no jewelry, no jacket, no fussy hair. Result- sexy, and ferociously edgy.
Ladies, it’s time to give your “safe” wardrobe some fashion first-aid !

Check here for some more info on how you can wear this great style-

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