As far as bandage dresses go, I say no. (Hell no, would be more like it.) When dressing up, I’ll go short, but never super tight. The other night, a good friend of mine showed up wearing an amazing color-blocked bandage dress (note: she also has a perfect figure,) and we got to talking.
The conversation went something like this:
Me: I love your dress… although I could never wear anything like that!
Her: You totally could… this thing sucks everything in and makes you stand up perfectly straight.
I felt like she was just being nice – but still, did a bit of research on the brand, finding quotes like “better than spanx,” and whatnot. Intrigued… I tried one on. She wasn’t lying. Everything was instantaneously sucked in, my stomach was flatter than it’s ever been, and I looked sort of hot. Sold! (They also have fantastic skirts.)
Note: These dresses are not for events that require a lot of sitting. They’re best worn to parties where you’ll be standing, mingling, etc… sitting is on the more difficult side!
I should also note that I’ve also tried on Herve Leger and BCBG bandage dresses – without nearly the same effect. This brand is magical!