Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mummy Dearest

Yesterday: bondage. Today: bandage! We begin with Hervé Léger, the original and best. At left, a fabulous ombré frock for Spring 2009 pictured via nymag.com.
Of course, celebs love Léger!
At right, Rachel Weisz looks classy and sexy in a gray cap sleeve bandage. Pic via instyle.com.
Below, Blake Lively as "Serena" on the set of Gossip Girl is pitted against Jenna Jameson at a PETA event – who wore the bicolor bandage best?
Photo courtesy justjared.com.

Elle Macpherson and Jessica Simpson rock Léger. These 2 photos courtesy Glamour UK.

Léger is not the only design house that is wrapping the female form, mummy-style!
Check out this sinewy turtleneck look for Spring by
Jil Sander.
This pic via nytimes.com. Other runway photos courtesy style.com except where otherwise credited.
Abaeté
Alexander Wang
Rag & Bone, via nymag.com
Stella McCartney
Left: Preen
Right: Junya Watanabe
Where to buy Legér?
Bandage skirt at left available at Henri Bendel.
Photo via nytimes.com.
Asymmetric rosette dress at right for purchase at intermixonline.com.
Color accent pink bandage dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Color block beige asymmetric mini dress, at ronherman.com.
Other beautiful bandages:
Diane von Furstenberg green Benny sheath dress, at net-a-porter.com.
Deal of the Day: This safety orange Lipsy racer back dress is on sale for $63 at asos.com!
This LAROK Midnight Evening zip-front shrug dress would be soooo cute with some black skinnies or Latex leggings! Visit chickdowntown.com.
Ali Ro deep purple v-neckline tank dress, at Bloomingdales.com.
Alexander Wang mult-layer mesh skirt, at Barneys New York
Current/Elliott pieced denim pencil skirt. Visit singer22.com.
Pencey gray Mummy skirt. This and next at shopbop.com.
TOMS bandage boot - the perfect way to wear the trend if body-con is more "trick" than "treat" for you!Btw, Fellow Fashionista SG of Savvy Mode just did a fantastic roundup of Léger and other bandage dresses. Check it out here.

56 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

I love how all of these trends, and the ones from yesterday, could also be used for Halloween costumes( multi-purpose fashion). I guess the Revenge of the Mummy is to look really sexy and sleek. Carrie, a really great wrap up of the barrage of bandages!!

Jasmina said...

you really have to have a great body to wear a "bandage" dress.. :z it shows everything

issa said...

i adore the HL bandage dresses... amazing.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

I adore that black turtleneck dress by Jil Sanders! But what a BODY you have to have! Definitely not for everyone :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

thanks CC for the mention. bandage dresses are very sexy, i will try to find one that is sort of comfy. i like the skirt in the end. : )

Nina said...

I looove bandage dresses. They are so sexy. I'm waiting for the right event to get mine out of the closet! If you get curious about it I posted a photograph of it along with my "bandage dress"post :D It was round late September if I recall.

saray said...

I really love the alexander wand dress

agnes said...

as much as i love bandage by Herve, i hate the fact that those dresses are flooded on the SS09 runway.

and i need to sign on gym again before dressing in a bandage dress.

Susanna-Cole said...

Love this look, the ombré dress Arlenis is wearing on the runway is my favorite, love the way it's cut and the colors!

xoxo,
S-C

Lisa said...

i don't know if i could just wear a bandage plain?

i would feel naked.

Que- a leather moto! perfect combo.

I shall be on the hunt for one...for a sexy summer evening :)

x.

Emily said...

these are not only cute, but they're unbelievably flattering!

WendyB said...

Didn't Alaia originate the bandage dress look or am I remembering wrong?

glory said...

estos vestidos son muy sexis pero elegantes, me encantaria tener uno.. besos

MakeupByRenRen said...

dang mama i would have to rock the band on my wrist and that's about it cuz you need to be in shape for these things!

miss cavendish said...

In a bandage dress, there's such a fine line between chic and, well, you know. Rachel Weisz wears here well!

please sir said...

I love this wrap look - especially when done in an elegant way!

LML said...

i would love one! they look like they suck and tuck everything in lol!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-If funds allowed, I'd 100%have a Herve in my wardrobe!! i do love the Wang dress too, a great post my dear!

myriam said...

They are nice but I'd rather go with the skirt! (Ok a dress too hee hee)

The Seeker said...

You've been away... are you mad with me?

xoxo

miss vintage love said...

ooh I love that rag & bone dress!

Crave said...

ooh la la! I love these dresses! I especially like the one that Rachel Bilson has been photographed in all over the place. As always, beautiful post!

S said...

Looove this look, I want a little bandage dress SO badly. That dress Serena wore on GG <3

Dapper Kid said...

Oh wow love these, they all look fantastic. Rachel Weisz looks as fabulous as always, and I'm thinking that Blake wore the dress better than JJ personally!

Nemerae said...

Yep, these dresses inspired of the originals by Hervé Léger will be a trend the next season :)
I've seen the ones by Hervé Léger in Harrods, they are incredible, just made with bandages and a zip, and the fit perfectly these famous people you have posted.
They are great, but just for slim girls..
Byee
xx

...love Maegan said...

great post title! oh, the bandage dress never really goes out of style, does it?

She's Dressing Up said...

I love bandage, especially skirts.

Hunters Glory said...

wha la la...great pix!

miss large said...

Long, black, dress is the best (pic. 5)

lacouturiernyc said...

i love bandaged pencil skirts; once again, great post & amazing pictures!

enc said...

I love this look. Twenty years ago, I might have tried it!

michelle said...

I couldn't pull it off xD

la petite fashionista said...

herve leger is amazing at creating body conscious dresses! i don't know if i'd be brave enough to wear one.. maybe after a few more trips to the gym!

Miranda said...

it's all about the hugging of curvesssssss ;)
any idea where that dress lively is wearing from?

Dana (MODAna) said...

I love it in skirts, and am intrigued by the graduation into boots
but seeing how it looks on someone non waifish like Jessica Simpson (who's body really resembles mine) I am convinced not to try this!

Jillian said...

gotta say i LOVE the shapes

i just love bandage dresses and it's a shame i own ZERO! ha

anywho, hope u had a wonderful Wednesday girl! ttyl

xoxo

kokostiletto said...

wow i LOVE this look! so chic and feminine! however there is no way i could ever pull this off! you definetely need the body!

Fifi Flowers said...

I need to be wrapped up like a mummy to sweat off some pounds so I can wear one of these fitted numbers... like that first coral one.

Annie said...

Who knew horizontal stripes could be so flattering?

A World in a PAN said...

My ususal game: this time, I love Jil Sander's.

bronwyn said...

I'm loving the Alexander Wang dress...and that whole Junja W. collection with the African print fabric...it's scrumptious.

Aliena said...

i love the stella mccartney black dres... but you need a body to be able to wear that...

coco said...

I like this look. I prefer it in colour, the black and silver dresses bore me a little now but I love the newer ones in brighter sades like you picked out.

Songy said...

They are very pretty. But not for me.. I need more forgiving outfits in which I can freely move around. I'm sure there will be plenty of people who'd enjoy that kind of dresses.

Mel said...

ooooh i love this post! i totally love Hervé Léger, the bandage dresses are so hot! x

Cara Mia said...

i think v. beck pulled it off the best when she wore the purple and silver herve leger dress. such a fun look! :)
cara mia

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

Personally im such a fan of these bandages dresses and the trend at large.Herve L does it best but im LURVING some of the bandage pieces in Alexander W's collection. That multi-layer mesh skirt is purr-fect!I'd rock that with a simple thin tee.
kisses dear
marian

Talibonita said...

You are so smart and so chic!

Fashion Moment said...

I like Leger coat, a lot!

Fashion Moment said...

I like Leger dress, a lot!
My mistake, sorry. :)

RASPBERRY said...

Love it!
I love Blake Lively, but I would go for black shoes with that dress.
And Elle Macpherson, WOW! What's her secret? :)

Little Bow Prep said...

I adore the ombré frock, the green DvF dress, and the purple dress!

atelier said...

I love all this dresses, Gisele Bundchen was also stunning when visited Ibiza (Spain) for work, in an H. Ledger white one. It's a pity I don't have the appropriate body for wearing those, because they are all so sexy!

Trixy Tran said...

I love bandage! Especially Herve Leger's - they're so genius. Great collection of photos (:

sarah said...

i actually like these dresses alot, i like blake lively's most though x

Clara Sheller said...

I love them soooooooooo much!!!!!!!! I can´t hardly wait to get one