Today is Turning Heads Tuesday and although you have seen me in red dresses, particulary the one from #NYFW here, remember these 3 words:
The Kewl Shop. Yes! Remember these words and this company as they contacted me and I was very pleased they did!
I am going to be sharing with you today, 2 ways to wear a Bandage dress, and reviewing this one from The Kewl Shop
Some people may ask, “what is a bandage dress?” Typically, for me, the word “bandage” connotates some kind of injury, bruise, or need of attention!! Wrong application of the word here, ladies! The bandage dress as you will find, was first made popular by designer Herve Leger, and is a heavier material that is form fitted to the body, in a desire to give a shapely image to the wearer. The feminine form, is all about this dress.
Herve Leger, designer, At age 28, begins working for himself, creating the Herve Leger line. 4 years later, bandage dresses were born! They were inspired by his experience in designing bathing suits and some throwaway seam bindings. The first bandage dress was also the finale look of Herve Leger’s 1989 runway show. The bandage dress, originally called “bender dress” became an instant sensation. They were called “bender,” because they molded the body into the perfect female form.** credit lollipuff.com
The Kewl Shop sent the dress in a very timely manner, and I received it in about 5 days. Very efficient! The customer service was top notch as I used the CHAT and she answered all of my questions and was quite polite. The dress was shipped the day after I chose it.
Initially, with my EDS, I wondered about all of that compression. Was it going to bother my trigger points or knots, and be uncomfortable? This was a concern. I decided to read more of the reviews that bloggers wrote on the various dresses. Many of the women had gone up a size. I typically will wear a 4 in dresses, 2 in skirts, and according to their size chart, I was a small. However, I knew that could mean “wiggling” into a dress and having it be perhaps “too tight for me.” So I did what many of the girl’s recommended, and went up a size. When I received it, I was so happy I did! The right choice. No pulling, tugging or squeezing. Quite the opposite.
I first picked the ombre red dress seen on Bogi here, but they had enough reviews on this particular dress so they asked me to review another. I had no problem with choosing another dress, but wanted to make sure I liked the length. I am five foot nine, so I didn’t want something too short. I went with the red midi bandage dress. The dress was substantial, the quality evident, and I loved the design. I also liked the fact the the sleeveless could be worn year long, with adding certain jackets etc, to the look.
I am showing you 2 ways I would wear this:
The Dinner Date; Just going out for cocktails and dinner or out for a night of jazz. Want to show that sexy side? Wear it as is, and accessorize. ( and if it is your first or second date.. don’t worry about awkward silences, the dress will do the talking! ha) In my case, I have been married for 14 years, so the same may not apply. Dress c/0 The Kewl Shop, Necklace WHBM, Earrings , Clutch: Express, Shoes: Coach
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A Vintage Vibe: hith the midi length and a vintage fur shrug. Add a vintage necklace, changed the black kitten heels and a clutch, there you have it. Found this fur shrug on Poshmark for $10, vintage necklace is from Etsy ( i bought years ago), clutch JJ Winters, (LA designer), heels: Aldo
My Co-Host today is Bogi, my elegant blogger friend, from Red Reticule, is where I first saw The Kewl Shoppe’s Bandage dress. She has a wonderfully elegant style. What she says about her style:
The Most Clicked this week is Gaby from Style Salat, showing us how to be chic in culottes for the fall. Love these neutral tones!
My PINTEREST Pic of the Week is: Kristin from LIFB issue with this fall look and wonderful cape. Love the printed top with its bow detail.
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