How To Rock Your Plain Jane Beauty In A Bandage Dress
Last updated on : June 29 2021
People think being plain and looking pretty are two entirely different things. But are they different? Is it possible to be an everyday Jane yet be full of beauty? The answer is yes, it is possible.
If you often find yourself feeling dressed unexcitedly at a party, there are ways to work around it. And no, it does not involve piling on the makeup. Something as simple as picking the right dress can do the trick.
Let’s take a look at some ways to rock your unadorned beauty - click on the links below to learn more.
Choose the Right Outfits
Every woman has a personal sense of style. You do not need to let go of who you are just too ‘fit in.’ At the same time, you don't need to wear boring clothes all the time. You can make conservative dress choices and still bring on the sexy with strategic outfit choices like bandage dresses or well-fitting jeans.
Bandage dresses are built to fit and flatter various body types. And they are versatile, just like a good pair of jeans is dressed up or down with strategic shoe choices and hairstyles. It is not mandatory that you wear a mini, skin-revealing piece to pull off a pretty and sexy look. There are several styles to choose from to engage the silent yet hot fashionista in you.
Here’s a look at some dresses that give you stylish appeal without going over the top. We love these dresses because they do a great job blending plain with pretty.
Long sleeve bandage dresses show just the right amount of skin.
Figure-flattering, stylish, and yet modest, long-sleeved bandage dresses are the perfect choice for times you want to look chic with a slightly conservative twist. Available in different styles, patterns, and colors, they expose just the right amount of leg while keeping the arms covered.
Try one to achieve the perfect balance in your look. These dresses are also available in varying lengths and necklines, so you can choose one depending on the event you are attending and your comfort level.
If long dresses are more your style try a maxi bandage dress
Who said wearing bandage dresses is only for those who want to flaunt their legs? If wearing long, chic dresses is more your style, go for a maxi bandage dress.
This style is seen on the runway and worn by celebs to a wide range of events including red-carpet and movie premiers. While maxi dresses are known for a more fitted bodice, the bandage fabric and length keep you comfortable and covered. The look is both feminine and graceful.
Maxi dresses are also excellent staple pieces in your closet. Get creative by pairing them with beautiful danglers, a statement necklace, or a chunky bracelet. Be careful not to go overboard, choose one statement piece of jewelry and complimenting shoes instead. Also, pick dresses with necklines to balance out your look. Add a lovely clutch, and you are all set to rock any event.
Two-Piece Bandage Dresses
A two-piece bandage dress is a great way to show some skin while remaining dignified.
At times being plain is misunderstood. Just because you prefer clothing that is understated and conservative does not mean you don’t appreciate your natural and lovely feminine form. That is where two-piece dresses come into play.
Opting for a two-piece dress instead of a standard short skirt is a great way to show a bit of skin but keep your dignity intact. There are several varieties to choose from, plus, they are perfect for those who love wearing skirts.
For instance, check out this adorable baby blue number above – isn’t this the ideal combination of style, feminine grace, and class? You can wear it for a day outing, a formal event, or even a date. While the design on the back keeps things interesting, the crop top and knee-length style make it appropriate to wear around family or colleagues.
Try this two-piece peplum bandage dress in black.
If black is what you prefer but are looking for something beyond the LBD, take a look at this stylish peplum dress (above) that spells elegance.
The length falls below your knee, which makes the dress suitable for work and also stylish enough for an after-work party or drinks with your love. The sleeveless design shows off your arms in a classy way and balances out the look. If you do not want to flaunt your arms, pair it with a light shrug or a tailored blazer for a sexy-yet-smart style.
High Neck Dresses
Higher necklines create a more conservative look — this one in a mesh.
If you do not want to flaunt too much skin, consider going for dresses that have a high neckline. This way, you can keep yourself covered while also showing off the right curves. An excellent choice would be this lovely mesh bandage dress (above). In a pretty shade of pink, it's just the right blend of cuteness, feminine appeal, and sexiness.
You can also consider a lace or floral-patterned one with a high neck and team it with nude pumps or strappy heels to achieve a perfect balance.
Flared bandage dresses are stunning enough to look good on their own
If you want your outfit to look girly and flirty yet sophisticated, an A-line bandage dress is just the thing for you. Flared skirts are both pretty and every day - which is why they are some of our best sellers.
They are available in numerous styles, colors, patterns, and lengths. Choose a flared bandage dress style to suit any occasion and your mood.
Flared dresses are stunning enough to look good on their own, or you can accessorize a bit to add a dash of glamor and personal touch to your look. If you have never worn a bandage dress before and do not want to go for the mini, short styles, these dress types are the perfect way to start.
You get all the visual appeal and comfort of a bandage dress with a touch of the traditional flare in the skirt area.
Pretty Meets Plain Style Tips
Pulling off or preferring plain Jane and simple looks do not mean you have to compromise on style and taste. Many style options keep you covered while also showing off your feminine charm and natural beauty. The bandage dress styles above give you the flexibility and versatility to pull together looks that work for your style preferences.
Another significant advantage of choosing these dresses is that you can use accessories to style them any way you want and completely transform your look as your moods change.
Here are a few tips to looking right without having to spend hours doing your makeup, picking accessories, or fixing your hair:
- If an unadorned and straightforward style is your look wearing a bandage dress is just the way to go. A beautiful pair of shoes is all you need to complete the look. You can keep your hairstyle simple too. Choose a high ponytail for elegant affairs, a side sweep for a hot date, or a bun for dinner with family.
- You can stick to a minimalist look and yet add a stylish touch by wearing a string of pearls or hanging earrings with hair freely flowing.
- If you do not feel comfortable wearing a dress in metallic or pastel hues, there is no need to do it. Pick one in a darker shade of black, navy, brown, or gray to get a stylish yet conservative look. These hues also have an enhanced slimming effect. Comfort and confidence is the key to looking your best, and you can have that only when you are comfortable with whatever you are wearing.
- Being an everyday girl does not mean that you should not look after yourself. Taking care of your hair, skin, and health only means that you value yourself. So aim to stay fit and do whatever it is that makes you feel good. Also, women who are not obsessed with makeup or do not have any insecurities about their figure and taste in clothes are the ones who are truly beautiful.
- Remember that no amount of perfume, makeup, and expensive clothes can replace a pleasing personality. Stay true to what you believe in and have confidence in yourself – not opting for a caked face or revealing clothes will barely matter when you are brimming with self-confidence and wearing a smile.
You do not need to be all dolled up to be the beautiful one wherever you go. Social media and other factors have indeed turned glammed-up, expensive-clothes-wearing women into the conventional idea of beauty. But the truth is that being yourself and being comfortable in your skin is the best way to let your beauty shine through.
Nothing is really ‘plain Jane.' As long as you feel right, you can be sure you look beautiful too. As actress Ashley Tisdale puts it, “You can be plain and smart, or pretty and smart. You can even be plain and dumb! You have to be yourself.”
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