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Why the bandage dress is still a must-have two decades later

Timeless in style, our obsession with bandage dresses continues to be a global phenomenon. For the past two decades bandage dresses have dominated the red carpet fashions and been a staple for the shining stars of Hollywood for the Taylor Swifts, Kim Kardashians and Victoria “Posh” Beckhams of the world. Despite the changing of the tides with fashion trends and seasons, one thing remains constant, the never-waning demand for bandage dresses. This style finds itself in the hall of fashion fame alongside renowned dress styles like the iconic LBD and the wrap-around.

What is a bandage dress

Bandage dresses rose to prominence 20 years ago, created by fashion genius Herve L. Louroux (who changed his surname from Léger in 2000). They are now associated with walking the red carpet glamour, and often referred to as a uniform for the catwalk supermodel. However the style proved popular with women worldwide, who soon discovered the bandage style was a flattering to smooth out lumps and bumps, while still drawing attention to sexy curves. Adding to their popularity is their versatility for almost any occasion.

How to wear a bandage dress?

Completely versatile, bandage dresses can take you from a casual coffee to nightclubbing by changing what you team with it. Dress it up with accessories, a tailored jacket and a cute pair of heels. Team it with a denim jacket or wrap-around cardigan with flats for a casual look.

The style of the bandage dress will dictate what you wear underneath. No one wants to see bra straps of visible pantie lines (VPL). In some instances you can virtually go commando due to the support, style and fit of these dresses. Not to mention, never underestimate how alluring it can be to inform your date that underneath your dress there is nothing.

If you’re a busty girl, a strapless bra or stick-on bra cups give you a little more support when wearing a strapless bandage dress, halter neck or backless dress.

How to find the perfect bandage dress?

Bandage dresses are created from elasticated, soft fabric which hug your figure. Look for dresses that use a combination of rayon, nylon, spandex and elastane. If it’s made from polyester or other materials, it won’t be the quality you’re looking for. Rayon is a durable fabric almost silky in its feel and look. One of the best things about rayon is resistant to pulls and tears. When combined with spandex and nylon or elastane, it creates embraces your body like a glove. Unless you purchase a dress which is a couple of sizes too big, you’re not likely experience gaping or loose straps. The best bandage dresses have about 7-10 centimetres give (stretchiness). When it is stretched, it shouldn’t be see through.

Loreta has a gorgeous range of dresses including the best bandage dresses, plus you can buy now and pay later with easy pay finance like Afterpay and zip. Shop the Loreta collection today, new styles are added weekly.


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