If you’re genetically slim or compulsively fit with the kind of body that stirs envy in the rest of us, chances are you’ve aspired to own a dress by the inventor of bandage apparel, Hervé Léger. Not every woman’s wallet can live up to her objectives, however. Herein some affordable knock-offs. With confidence and the right accessories, people may assume you’re wearing the work of the master.
Spotlight Dresses from French Connection
Left: Spotlight Knit. Feminine color, feline cut. Keep accessories pale, though not necessarily delicate. Stretch knit body con (bandage) dress perfectly sculpts the silhouette. V-neck, cap sleeves, zipper fastening at the back. Panel detail throughout. 100% viscose. Pale, dusty pink. Dress fits smaller size, go up one size. $178.00
Right: Spotlight Dress. Appear cool as ice in the hot water. Divine color, direct hot fit. Stretch knit body con dress. Sleeveless, with v-neck, cross-over detail at bust, bandage panel detail throughout. Zipper fastening at the back. 100% viscose. Pale, dusty blue. Dress fits smaller size, go up one size. $178.00
Va va voom. Bandage dresses classically have zero support or shaping. This one provides the best of both that model and the corset dress with all the help you need. A tad longer than most as well. Elegant and oh so sexy. Black bandage. Padded, underwire cups, boned v-shape cut out, two-way chain zip at front pocket, asymmetric zip-fastening slit through front, black grosgrain trim, back vent. Concealed zipper and hook fastening at the back. Viscose/polyamide/elastane. On sale $486.50
Left: A/Wear Sparkle Bodycon Dress- Fits like second skin. Even your slip should be made of thin fabric. Accessorize with gold to pick up the sparkle-nothing too heavy, though. Hour glass silhouette emphasized by well placed stripes of glittery fabric. Cross over bust line, v-neck, wide straps-sleeveless. Polyester/elastane. Machine washable! $62.00
Right: Dana Sunburst Bandage Dress- Another shimmering version, this dress has all-over ribbing cut with metallic lurex thread. Again, light and airy accessories, please. Crystal or gold. The stylish, v-neck, sunburst top lets straps fall gracefully across its skirt. Peekaboo back cutout (see on site) adds a touch of drama. Definitely looks more expensive than it is. Rayon/metallic yarn, spandex. $79.95
For statement curves. At this price, given the body, you can just try one out for fun. Packs easily. Goes anywhere, but probably not without being followed. Neon orange-on trend- bandage-also available in black. Elastane/polyester. Machine washable! $29.00!
This one has enough fashionable detailing to look “real.” Sophisticated, not tarty, it’s ready for any upscale restaurant or club. Cream and black. Crossover bodice. Two black shoulder straps emphasizing the waist at the back. V-neck. Hook and zipper fastening at the back. Back vent and vertical stripe detailing. Polyester/elastane. Fully lined. On sale $347.00
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