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12 Reasons You Need A Bandage Dress in 2017 

Posted on January 02 2017

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The bandage dress is a piece of clothing that needs no introduction – irrespective of whether you have worn one or not, you know what it is. Synonymous with sexiness and glamour and worn by socialites and celebrities alike. They are known favorites of Kim Kardashian,  Jennifer Lopez, and many others that regularly walk red carpets.  

The dress made its appearance in the late 1980s, and soon went on to become a style statement worn by women who are confident in their bodies and want to flaunt their best feminine assets. Now, even as we stand at the cusp of a new year more than three decades after they launched onto the high fashion scene, they are as popular as ever. That’s the beauty of these flattering and sexy dresses  – they never go out of style.

If you have yet to buy your first one or are undecided on whether or not you should add one to your closet we can help. In this post we cover 13 reasons you need to wear one in 2017.


Let’s get to the most obvious and primary reason out of the way. The reason why every woman already has or wants one of these dresses is because they are the sexiest pieces of clothing you will ever wear. Designed to function as a second skin, they hug your body close and accentuate the right curves. In fact, that’s how they get their name. They fit as if a tight bandage was wrapped around your body, like shapewear that pulls you in, smooths away bulges, and lifts your booty.


A common problem with most sexy or alluring clothes is that they look like only models should be wearing them. 

This dress changes all that because they are designed to hug your curves and fit every individual body type in a way that is flattering. The fabric is strong and sturdy so it easily hides unsightly bulges and instead draws attention to your luscious booty or slim waist. A one form-fitting dress that flatters the shape of every woman, and makes you look toned and slender every time you put it on.

If you thought they come in just the one style, take a look at our collection to get an idea of the sheer variety of styles you can choose from (think cap sleeve to midi and more). Whether you want to flaunt some serious skin, go for a more conservative look, or look chic in a long dress, there is something to suit every taste and mood. With the array of styles and patterns available, you can pick one for every time you need to go out.


Although they look like they are wrapped tight around your body, these dresses are quite comfortable and easily get you through the day and several events without feeling suffocated. In fact, they are somewhat like a body shaper that is built-in. So no more tight shapewear under your dress making it difficult to bend or breathe - the dress is enough to give the same effect sans the discomfort. While the thick material smooths away any bit of bulge to give you a coveted feminine profile, the stretch factor gives you incredible comfort and ideal wearability.


The LBD does work, but if there is one thing missing, it is variety. Bandage dresses however come in various colors, styles, and lengths. There are designs and styles that can fit and work for almost any event. You can choose anything from pastel shades to a bold red in these dresses. And there are always your reliable go-to colors of black, navy, gray, and beige. You can even go for two-piece sets to wear contrasting colors on the skirt and top. Multicolored dresses with different patterns are another option if you want to add variety to your wardrobe without having to compromise on the oomph factor.

Various venues

The advantage of having different styles is that you can choose your dress according to the occasion and look like a million bucks each time. If it is a formal event, you can rock a long-sleeved dress or a pencil skirt-and-blouse look with a classy purse and heels. For a date, a sleeveless dress in red or a chic white can knock the socks right off of your love. And if it is for a day outing or brunch with the girls, a cute strapless dress that highlights your legs with pumps or strappy heels will make you stand out from the rest. For a cocktail party, go with one in a darker shade and a plunging neckline to turn up the sexy quotient.

Suitable for your body type

Kim Kardashian has been the advocate of these dresses, and don’t we all admire the way it highlights her curves and makes her look incredibly stylish? Well, that is the beauty of this dress, women of different body shapes can pull it off. Designed to hug your individual curves unlike other clothing, you do not have to be size zero or have an hourglass figure to wear one. You can also choose a style that has dark panels on the sides to create the illusion of a slimmer waist.

Not dry clean only

Quality dresses are made of a unique blend of rayon, spandex, and nylon. Rayon is used to ensure the dress is strong enough to shape your body and support your feminine proportions. Spandex keeps the dress comfortable and nylon gives it a finish that is designer and runway inspired. Unlike your other go-to dresses these dresses are not dry clean only. In fact, spot cleaning your dress or simply washing it with a mild soap and laying it flat to dry preserves the life of your dress. It also saves you a trip to the dry cleaners.


If you have always felt uncomfortable and not quite yourself while dressing up for a party, owning one of these dresses completely changes that. Since they are built to ‘suck in’ any bulges and accentuate your curves, you will feel confident stepping out in one every time. Remember that every woman is beautiful in an individual, unique way and there is no need to hide your body behind your clothing. When you feel good, you look good. 

Cold weather approved

If you are wondering whether you can wear one when the weather gets cold, the answer is yes. You can not only customize your look with scarves and stockings for a gorgeous winter style, but also layer up. Great to wear with cardigans, tailored blazers, and oversized jackets for a sexy look that also keeps you cozy and warm.

Simple accessories and makeup

Accessorize differently so you get more than one style from your dress every time you put it on. On days when you feel like dressing up and adding some bling, a dress in a solid color serves as the perfect canvas to make your baubles shine. When you want to go for understated elegance, a well-fitting dress paired with high heels is enough to make everyone take notice without you having to go shopping for another “perfect look”.


Now because you are pregnant, it does not mean that you only have to stick to boring old maternity wear. The celebs have shown us time and again that you can be sexy and pregnant, and a bandage dress is the perfect way to flaunt your baby bump. Olivia Wilde, Kim Kardashian, and Blake Lively are just a few names to take tips from. Swap your heels for comfy wedges to rock the hot mom-to-be look.


Contrary to what you may be thinking, it does not cost a bomb to look like a celebrity. These dresses help you stick to your budget by giving you many looks for the price of one, often working well with what you already have in your closet. From your denim blazer to your leopard printed stilettos, your dress gives you multiple looks and style. If you are planning to go for a wardrobe makeover or add a few new pieces to your collection, these dresses are the way to go.

The one thing that is undeniable about these dresses is that they are complete show-stoppers, and you are bound to attract attention every time you wear one (no wonder the celebs love them so much). The truth is that there is no good reason to not wear a bandage dress in 2017. So if you do not already have one (or more) in your closet, 2017 is the time to start. And if you already own one there isn’t any harm in adding a few more to your wardrobe just in case.

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