We understand that a high quality and affordable bandage dress is a staple in every woman's closet. There are four important qualities to consider when looking to purchase one. Strength, stretch, durability, and sheen. We make them strong so that they double as shape wear designed to smooth and tuck. They have stretch so that you can wear them for extended periods comfortably. Durable to ensure they don't tear or snag when you put them on. Lastly, we've added a subtle sheen because every woman deserves to glisten and shine with confidence. To attain these qualities, each dress is made of a specialised high quality fabric that is 90% percent rayon, 8% nylon and 2% spandex. Read below for more information, including sizing, shipping, types and more.
About your Bandage Dress
This collection includes trending colors in red, black, white, green and orange as well as popular long sleeve, mesh, cut-out and criss cross styles. If needed, we are just a click or call away to help you with sizing, styles, and other relevant shopping details. Plus, you have up to 60 days to return or exchange if you aren't completely satisfied (that is really rare).
How to choose the right size
Although these form fitting dresses are very forgiving it pays to make sure you are getting the right size. Here's what to keep in mind:
- A properly fitted dress will stretch up to 4 inches around your body (with more stretch felt across your bust and hips).
- The dress is designed to fit snug like a second skin. It is strong and often doubles as shape wear.
- Traditional styles will hit about 3 to 4 inches above your knees. Midi lengths will hit approximately 1 to 2 inches below your knees.
- If you have a smaller bust and larger hips, order the size that fits your bust. The extra stretch in the dress will cater to your hips.
- You can wear a light corset under the dress like Spanx. The thickness of the dress will more than adequately hide fitted undergarments.
For complete sizing information click here.
USA Overnight and Worldwide Shipping
We ship free around the world and offer easy overnight and 2 day shipping throughout the USA, including the party cities of New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, San Diego, Houston and Las Vegas.
See our Free Shipping Policy, for all orders of any size.
Bandage Dress vs. Bodycon Dress: What is the difference?
We stumble upon gossip columns that claim Kim Kardashian looked absolutely stunning in her bandage dress. We skim articles that express appreciation for how Taylor Swift rocked a sassy bodycon style. But identifying just what the difference is between these two dress types is not easy. Both styles show off the feminine profile highlighting sexy hips, booty curves, and alluring bust lines.
So what exactly is the difference? The clue lies in recognizing the fabric and fit of the dress. Here’s a detailed guide to help understand...
What is a bandage dress?
Knowing the definition of an article of clothing is the first step to recognizing it and investing your money in the right thing. An authentic dress in this style is made of a composite and heavy fabric. The material is designed to support your curves and control bulges. It should tuck you in and double as shape wear.
What is a bodycon dress?
These dresses are close fitting garments but are not curve shaping. Instead of hugging your curves like a glove, they are designed to trace your silhouette. Think of a well tailored suit or sexy tailored jeans.
Bandage fabric is a stretchy material that resists snagging and tears. It is soft to the touch and breathable so that you are able to wear it for extended periods of time. Good quality dresses are always made of a blend of rayon, spandex, and nylon and will fit snugly enhancing your shape.
Rayon offers silk-like qualities as well as a trademark luster that provides shine to the dress, a very noticeable silk like sheen or shimmer. Nylon provides exceptional durability and strength, and spandex it's flexibility, stretch, and figure-hugging characteristics. This mix results in a blended fabric that is durable, strong, and sexy.
Who wears form fitting dresses?
Red carpet celebrities, because they are classy and great tools to shape hips and thigh areas while highlighting cleavage with sexy necklines. However, anyone can wear one and you do not need a model figure to pull them off. In fact, these dresses are designed for women of all shapes, sizes and age groups. By clinging tightly to your body, they can improve your posture, shape your feminine profile, and give you confidence in your curves. If you don't believe us check out these everyday women wearing them...
How much does a bandage dress stretch and weigh?
These dresses have impressive thickness and will stretch three to four inches around your body. There is usually less stretch around the bust area compared to the hips and so we recommend you buy one that fits your bust first. Your hips will have ample room to stretch out the fabric.
Good quality dresses will also weigh upwards of two to three pounds, roughly 50 percent more than cheaper quality versions. They are not see through, even under stretch and in front of bright lights. These heavier dresses (with rayon as the primary fabric) will always offer a better fit and improved material integrity.
What are the different types?
There are a few different types (not styles) to choose from, and mostly this depends on the weave. The traditional or standard weaves resemble a bandage wrapped around your body, the material is not flat but instead has flattering contour like ridges.
The standard weave can differ through the application of a foil which provides additional thickness and luster to the dress. Metallic dresses are good examples of a foil weave.
If the pattern is embedded into the weave itself, instead of just being printed on the fabric, you have a jacquard dress. Jacquard weaves can be quite intricate and take time and real expertise to set up properly on the loom. Understandably, jacquard and foil weave dresses can be more expensive compared to the traditional weave dresses.
In terms of differing styles, these dresses are made in every color under the sun and in unlimited designs. This means that you are very likely to find the one of your dreams with just a little bit of searching.
Example of Foil Weave
The metal sheen is clearly visible in this dress and is created through a special foiling process that adds more weight and shine.
Example of a Jacquard weave
In these dresses the pattern is embedded in the weave of the dress, not printed on the top. Weave patterns can be intricate and it can take some time to weave the material properly on a loom.