Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Band-Aid

Say goodbye to the days of hiding underneath baggy tops and shapeless skirts, because this summer is all about embracing your curves. The trend of body conscious bandage clothing is proof of that. What is bandage clothing, you may be asking? These are dresses, skirts, and tops made up of layers of elastic fabric that is wrapped around like a bandage. This type of clothing also holds in your curves the way a bandage would, creating a look that is very flattering. If you're not comfortable with wearing bandage clothing, you can still try out this trend with bandage shoes. These shoes still look sexy and have the shape of bandages on them (this may or may not include cutout details). Check out some of my little bandage finds below.


Bandage Mini Skirt, $38.00, shown in white; also available in grey and black, sizes XS-L, ardenb.com



Asymmetrical Ruffle Bandage Sweater Tunic, $68.00, shown in caribbean sea; also available in black, sizes XS-L, ardenb.com


Bandage Pencil Skirt, $38.00, available in sizes XS-M, ardenb.com


Bandage Stripe V-Neck Dress, $68.00, shown in peri blue; also available in black; sizes XS-L, ardenb.com


Colorblock Ponte Dress, $58.00, shown in purple; also available in black pattern, ardenb.com

Dolman Bandage Sweater Dress, $68.00, shown in glass green; also available in black and white, ardenb.com


Satin Stripe Bandage Dress, $68.00, available in sizes 0-12, ardenb.com



Zip Front Bandage Halter Dress, $68.00, shown in glass green; also available in black, ardenb.com


Bandage Pencil Skirt, $19.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com



Bandage Stiletto Boots, $39.99, available in sizes 5 1/2-10, charlotterusse.com


Bandage Stilettos, $26.99, shown in gold; also available in silver and black, sizes 6-10, charlotterusse.com


Colorblock Bandage Top, $18.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Crocodile Bandage Stilettos, $39.99, available in sizes 5 1/2-9, charlotterusse.com

Patent Bandage Platforms, $29.99, available in sizes 8 and 9, charlotterusse.com

Bandage Houndstooth Print Dress, $22.50, available in sizes med and lg, gojane.com


Bandage Houndstooth Tank Dress, $21.90, available in sizes sm-lg, gojane.com

Houndstooth Laser Cut Dress, $22.50, shown in whtblk; also available in gryblk, sizes sm-lg, gojane.com


Laser Cut Single Shoulder Dress, $19.60, shown in red; also available in char, sizes sm-lg (sm only available in red), gojane.com


Striped Glitter Lace Back Dress, $28.80, available in sizes sm-lg, gojane.com


20" Bandage, $26.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com


Bandage Cinch Bust, $28.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com


Bandage Skirt 15", $24.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com


Metallic Bandage Skirt, $24.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Bandage Pencil Skirt, $19.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com


Banded Knit Dress, $14.99, shown in ruby red; also available in grape, true teal, and black, sizes XS/S and M/L, wetseal.com


Bandage Bootie, $29.50, available in sizes 6-10, wetseal.com

Banded Tank Dress, $19.50, shown in fuchsia; also available in blue, sizes S-L, wetseal.com

Contrast Bandage Dress, $29.50, available in sizes S-L, wetseal.com


Scoop Neck Banded Dress, $8.99, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

For a date, wear a bandage dress with a pair of high heel gladiator shoes, some chandelier earrings, a bow necklace, and a flower headband. For hitting up the clubs, wear a bandage top with some skinny jeans, a fun pair of sneakers, and hoop earrings. Another cool club look to try out is pairing some bandage shoes with a one-shoulder dress and a sequin headband. To wear a bandage skirt to the office (yes, this is possible), pair it with a button-down blouse and some pumps. Make sure you tuck the blouse into the skirt. This will form the look of a 2-fer dress. To try out a more casual look with a bandage skirt, pair with a solid-colored tank top, some wedge espadrilles, and a bib necklace. Again, tuck the tank top into the skirt so you can get the look of a 2fer dress. I hope my tips on how to wear bandage clothing will help you out. If you can think of any other ways to wear this trend, e-mail me at Charmed42787@gmail.com or write me a message on myspace.

6 comments:

CC said...

I love all the dresses. And the shoes are super-fab!
awesome post. :)



Xx

Tara said...

Hi CC! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. I'm glad you liked the dresses and shoes.

Little Red said...

I'm loving the bandage skirts right now! They look great. I definitely need to get one!

Tara said...

I'm glad you like the bandage skirts. I think they look great too. They're sexy, yet still very classy at the same time.

Selah said...

Awesome finds.!! Everything is looking pretty fabulous. Especially that zip front bandage halter dress. Those bandage pencil skirts are my favorite too.

Tara said...

Hi Selah! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. I'm glad you like the bandage halter dress and bandage pencil skirts.