What’s it like to wear an extra small?

Let me start with the cons:

Clothing: they’re like really really hard to find sometimes, since not all stores sell a tiny size like that and if they do: SOLD OUT ALL. THE. TIME. Also, not every tag that says Extra Small is actually an XS, sometimes an XS is a tiny Small. When you have a tiny size, it can be really obvious when you’re not wearing your real size. So that means that sometimes I have to put a garment back on the hanger and that s*cks (luckily I’m very handy with a thread and needle, so I can adjust the fitting). Loose clothing is not a problem, it’s tight fitting clothing that’s annoying. The issue of shopping for clothing can however be overcome by knowing how to Buy Bandage Dress your body type.


Eating cake at work: whenever someone at work is treating their coworkers for birthday cake or whatever, there are two things that can happen.1) I refuse the cake, simply because I am not a fan of sweet foods (salt is my friend), and there will be at least one person saying “Well, tough luck, YOU really need some o’ this”.2) I take the cake and they still say the same damn thing as quoted above. Either way, I’m scr*wed. And this really s*cks, because I feel like what I eat and when I eat should be my own choice .

Females: now some women are envious of my “size” and say things in a positive tone such as “Gosh, I bet you can just wear about anything” and “I wished I had your body so I can eat whatever I want”. In a way I understand this because clothing and food are a woman’s best friends, but I still find it hard to take it as a compliment because I literally don’t do anything to look this way. Come to think of it, this may explain the envy. Sometimes it will be put in a negative sense such as “Damn woman, you really need to get some meat on your bones” or “Isn’t that like a kid’s size you’re wearing right there?”. And that’s really annoying and hurtful in a way, but I brush it off, cause I take it as an envious expression that roots in insecurity and I find that rather sad.
Weather: I’m not sure if I’m the only one, but I really feel like the smaller you are the more you feel things like cold weather, wind and stuff like that. I’m always complaining about feeling cold while nobody else seems to have a problem with the temperature.
Taking a picture with a female who is bigger: when I’m taking a head to toe picture with someone bigger – and I mean any other size above XS – I always end up hearing “Damn, I look so fat next to you” So in a way I always have to kind of feel sorry for me making people feel fat. This is really annoying like, everyone is differently shaped and everyone is physically beautiful in a different way so I really have a hard time understanding this type of comments.
Taking a picture of myself: on a picture I sometimes end up looking skinnier than I am IRL. That means it’s not Facebook-proof. Facebook has family members in it and one time I actually had an aunt saying something about my weight in a comment underneath my picture and that really s*cks.
Stress: some women eat a lot when they’re stressed out, I lose weight when I’m stressed out. Because 1) I don’t eat well when I’m stressed, but 2) even when I do eat, my metabolism speeds up and digests food even faster than normal. Losing weight, in my case, is not a pro.
Hard time gaining weight: when I lose weight due to stress, illness or emotional problems, I can look a bit unhealthy and it’s really hard for me to gain weight again. I eat normal, but I have a hard time with stuffing myself up with food, because I feel full really fast and my stomach hurts bad when I eat too much, so I rather avoid overeating to not feel stomach pains.
People sometimes think I am skinny on purpose: it’s a sad thing that there are actually women who starve themselves, but being called anorexic when I’ve always been this size is really hurtful. It would sometimes make me feel like I should gain more weight just to get people to stop saying such things. And I think that it’ s wrong to make someone feel that way. Especially, since my BMI is on the left spectrum of the healthy weight scale and on the right spectrum of the underweight scale. I believe that no matter what your size is, nobody should make you feel like there’s something wrong with it, unless it’s very likely that your body is just not healthy on the inside.
Boobs: I have a small breast size and while I personally have no problem with that, it can be annoying sometimes when I put on a piece of clothing that requires boobs, such as really tight herve bandage dresses. It can sometimes make me look 10 years younger. However, my padded bras fix this problem.
Body shaming is considered as more acceptable: when you’re small, society apparently allows people to say bad things about your weight, whilst when you’re big society finds it rude. To me this is total nonsense and I think body shaming is a very low thing to do.
Now on to the pros (yay!):

Eating in general: I could eat McDonalds on a daily basis (I don’t really) and barely gain weight. Meaning I don’t have to refuse food just because it would make something grow on my body, because yeah.. nothing will grow really.
Walking: I walk really fast because of my weight, it sometimes feels like I’m flying because I feel so light.
Bandage Jacket up: I said shopping for clothing sometimes s*cks, but Bandage Jacket up is so much more fun. I can wear anything in my closet without having to cover something unflattering up.
Slipping through small areas: I can slip through about anything and that sometimes feels like a superpower. I rarely have to tap someone on the shoulder to pass through and always fit in a car even when it’s full.
Clothing lasts longer: my weight has always been about the same. If I’d still own a pair of jeans from my teen years, I’d probably still fit in it today. And since I really love clothing, this is a huge pro.
Working out is for fun and to be healthy: I don’t need to workout to get rid of something I can just do it for fun. And I sometimes wished I had a bit of fat to get rid of just because I enjoy cardio, but I feel like I should not do too much of it because I don’t want to lose the fat I do have.
Not looking slutty: due to the fact that I am not super curvy or have a lot of fat on my body, I can still look classy in tight herve bandage dresses, short shorts and bandage dress.Some types of clothing are really made for small sizes: such as any really low and deep V neck top. And I actually own a whole lot of these. It is not mean for big chested women, it flatters small chested women a lot more.
Swimwear: almost everything looks great on me so it’s really fun to shop for bikinis.
In the end I’m very happy with my size and focus more on the pros than the cons. I do wish that women with a different size who believe my body size is ideal, start to appreciate their own size as well. I really believe we’re beautiful in our own way and there is no ‘perfect’, no matter what women’s magazines and the media promote, don’t believe the hype.

Short Bandage Dresses

I started my blog one years ago this month with the motto “Wear What You Want,” but sometimes I have to draw the line and admit that there’s a style that I truly despise. I’ve already drawn the line at a particularly horrible Herve Leger bandage dress with cutouts, but now I’m ready to draw the line at short, skin-tight bandage dresses online in general because they’re (a) overexposed and (b) overexposing.

First, for the overexposed part: As gorgeous blogger Rosalind of The DIY Couturiertweeted me on Monday, bandage dresses online have become “the Uggs of Eveningwear.” They’re everywhere. High-school girls wear them to proms and their moms wear them to clubs. bandage dresses online are ultra-mainstream, not radical chic like they were in the ’80s, when designer Azzedine Alaia was called the “King of Cling” for his couture-quality bandage styles. In a 1991 article marking the 10th anniversary of Alaia’s label, Suzy Menkes noted that the designer introduced his slinky clothing “at the moment when fashion was entering the oversized, androgynous era. His body-conscious clothes seemed a deliberate challenge — throwing down a sexist gauntlet in a feminist world.” The fact that Alaia showed his designs on supermodels Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell made the bandage dress that much more glamorous.


Supermodels in original Alaia. Click for source.
You can’t go wrong with those gals.


Naomi Campbell in an original Alaia. Click for source.
One of my “Wear What You Want” style icons, the always avant-garde Grace Jones, was also a fan. It was all very edgy.

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It was still edgy in 1985, when the designer Herve Leger launched his own label, specializing in bandage dresses online. Alaia grumbled that Leger was knocking him off. ButAlaia didn’t and still doesn’t kiss the fashion industry’s ass — he’s never created an “It” bag and he shows collections when he wants to. That gave Leger the opportunity to step in and become the big bandage-dress guy. Alaia has had his ups and downs — his company was owned by Prada at one point — but now he’s independent again and about to open his first store in decades. Leger’s label was sold to BCBG Max Azria in 1998. Leger lost the rights to his name, so he now designs as Herve L. Leroux. It took BCBG Max Azria six years to perfect its bandage-dress technique. The company finally launched its first Leger designs in 2007, followed by a New York Fashion Week runway debut in 2008.

Vintage Leger bandage dresses online had been worn by celebrities in the interim, so the look never faded away entirely, but the relaunched label got a huge boost thanks to a rainbow-hued vintage dress that Lindsay Lohan wore in May 2007 .


That dress got a lot of media attention. Soon the new Leger label took off … and so did the knockoffs. Right now, this bandage dress with cutouts is available at Bebe for $129.

I look at that dress and think, “Seriously?” I’ll do short. I’ll do tight. I’ll do cutouts. But not all three at once! There’s no mystery! Now we’re into overexposing. Do I think a few special women with great personal style could wear that Bebe piece and make it look fabulous instead of desperate? Sure. Grace Jones could. But most of us are not Grace Jones. For the average woman, to quote another tweet from Rosalind of The DIY Couturier, “Bandage dress = Universal Hookerizer. Young, old, thin, curvy, black, white … a bandage dress makes you instantly look trashy.”
I was tweeting with Rosalind from a screening of the movie Farewell, My Queen, where I spent some time studying a beautiful young woman in a short bandage dress. She was thin and toned, but the sausage-casing fit of the dress created the illusion of a stomach pooch and saddlebags. That’s a common problem with bandage dresses online. People claim they smooth you out like triple-strength Spanx, but I often see them either creating or highlighting lumps and bumps that would go unnoticed in a figure-hugging dress that was a little more forgiving. For every sleek Kate Winslet …

 


… there’s a Kelly Clarkson, who looks like she’s going to burst at the seams.

Dress to flatter your body, ladies! And, remember, it’s not about weight. Blogger Rosalind swears she “saw a Leger at Intermix turn a 6ft 100lb gorgeous young model into a crack whore.” A bandage dress works best with a lower hemline, like the Alaia that style-savvy Farewell, My Queen star Diane Kruger wore to Monday’s screening.

As for me, that night I wore a dress that was ubiquitous in 2011, though not in the bandage-dress way. Always a rebel, I was in violation of the “no-one-designer-from-head-to-toe” rule.

I was much more comfortable in that dress than I would have been in the short vintage Leger I bought right before the relaunch of the label in 2007. I was momentarily blinded by my love for ’80s fashion and MrB’s typical-straight-guy enthusiasm for short, tight dresses. I had a rare case of buyer’s remorse later when I realized I didn’t look Amazonian and haute-couture like Naomi Campbell or Linda Evangelista. I merely looked whore-rific. When I wore the Leger in November ’07, I refused to post a full-length photo.

Since then, I’ve only worn the dress as a layering piece. In April 2010, for instance, I wore it under a white lace coat. (The only problem was that people kept offering to check my coat all night, and I had to keep telling them, “No! This is my outfit!”)

When I got home that evening, I did take one full-length photo of the dress without the coat.

MrB still thinks this is an awesome look but I don’t care what he thinks. Like I said in my original post on my dress, it’s not a good idea to take fashion advice from the average straight guy. Straight guys like Hooters uniforms, after all.

Another drawback to taking fashion advice from straight men is that they always want what they don’t have. If every woman is wearing short and tight, dudes are going to notice the woman in a full-skirted ’50s cocktail dress. That’s exactly what happened to me in Los Angeles in 2004. I went out on a big night feeling self-conscious about my relatively modest vintage dress.

I wound up loving the strange commotion it caused. A local politician sent his hooker over to me at a bar to see if I’d be interested in a threesome (the answer: no). Another man — trailed by a woman in a tiny dress — came over to my table at a restaurant to exclaim, “You look like a princess!” As he walked away, he snarked at his lady friend, “Why don’t YOU ever dress like that?” As a bonus, I got a compliment from Renee Zellweger. That night changed my attitude towards dressing — why blend in when standing out was so much more fun? I credit my “Wear What You Want” philosophy in part to that experience.

Of course, “Wear What You Want” means that if you’re a reader who thinks you look gorgeous in short bandage dresses online, you should continue to wear them, regardless of my educated opinion or what mirrors and common sense tell you. I like to help people out, which is why I do my rare “drawing the line” posts, but, like Dorothy Parker said, “A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika

Does a Bandage Dress Add Glamour to your Appearance?

A kind of dress produced using a composite material reminiscent of that utilised as a part of establishment dress or shape wear, intended to fit cosily and shape your body with its stretch and thickness. The material used frequently goes about as a second skin. The most brilliant bandage dresses online is produced using a mixed fabric, for example nylon or rayon.bandage dresses online have been sought after since the late 1980s. Todaybandage dresses online are worn excitedly without misgiving by ladies around the globe. The dresses are re-imagined each season with different hues, styles, and plans.

Makes ofbandage dresses online fluctuate in size and creation. Dressmakers can create anywhere between 500 to 40,000 dresses every month. These industrial facilities have two noteworthy offices or zone of creation. The primary creation element are the weaving machines on which the bandage dresses online material is sewn. The second element are the sewing machines where the bandage dresses online are sewn together. In the middle of these procedures there is the washing and drying of the recently sewed material, and the cutting of the material into sample based sizes. After dresses are sewed together, pressing, connection of marks, completing, and quality control checks occur. It is easy to do value correlations between bandage dresses online retailers and online stores. There are several stores offering bandage dresses online at a mixed bag of value focuses. Here’s an agenda on what to consider when obtaining a bandage dresses online today:

Modest lace dress Australia is quite often produced using polyester while an obviously better quality dress will be produced using rayon, nylon and spandex. A shabby bandage dresses online won’t fit like a second skin, nor embrace your curves as they ought to. Are there concealed expenses after sale? Feature costs frequently do exclude the expense of transportation so go for a store that offers free delivery.

 

 

 

latest trends in fashion accessories

Are you a fashion freak? Then you must know the name of herve bandage dress They always look slimmer in all occasion.The bandage dress moldes every body into the perfect shape. It enhances your curves and hides perfect imperfections in all the right places .That is why women wish to wear bandage dress in all events and functions. These dresses are also known as bodycon dresses.

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Putting on a bandage or bodycon dress is a bold statement that conveys positive self-esteem and confidence in your body, appearance, and style. In general quality bandage dresses are made from sturdy, heavy fabrics often featuring rayon, spandex, and nylon. A quality bandage dress is designed and constructed to hug your body like a second skin and cling to your curves to support and shape your feminine proportions. Fashionistas everywhere love bandage dresses because they are versatile, trendy, and flattering.

When paired with the right accessories, a quality bandage dress serves as both day and evening wear in a heartbeat. Choosing the right accessories is of utmost importance. This means finding the right coat, bandage jacket, jewelry, belts, tights, and shoes play key roles in pulling off certain looks.

For most people, a bandage dress is the epitome of a revealing party dresses. If this intimidates you, it shouldn’t. A bandage dress has the ability to be dressed up or down and when smartly paired with a coat or a bandage jacket provides just enough cover without reducing your sexy. Not just any coat or bandage jacket gets the job done when looking to use a coat or bandage jacket as more cover. For example, your favorite parka keeps you warm but it may do nothing to enhance your bandage dress or contribute to your sultry look. We’ve compiled a few simple rules to keep in mind when choosing coats to wear with your bandage dresses. Keep these tips in mind to ensure you rock a hot outfit throughout the winter and fall.

Enhancing Your Bandage Dress

The coat you choose to wear with your bandage dress serves multiple purposes. It keeps you warm on chilly nights, and if chosen well, it also serves to enrich the look of your bandage dress. While choosing your coat, it is important to remember that the purpose of wearing the coat is to enhance your bandage dress, and not hide it or add unnecessary pounds to your silhouette. For example, a bandage jacket may be acceptable with denim jean by itself but when worn with a bandage dress it tends to only add unnecessary bulk to your ensemble and draw attention to your midsection. The trick is to choose a coat that boasts a flattering cut and draws attention to the right places – depending on your body type.

Take Your Bandage Dress Along. While shopping for coats to wear with your bandage dresses it is always a good idea to take your dress along with you on your shopping spree. Often, a coat that looks great when you wear it in the store does not quite work with your bandage dress. Avoid fashion disasters by trying on your prospective coat and bandage dress together before you splurge or settle on one.

Get a Tailored Fit. A good way to ensure that the coat you pick flatters your body type is by getting it tailored to fit your silhouette. Once you choose the perfect coat for your dress drop by a local seamstress. Buying a suitable coat off the rack and taking it to your local tailor so that he/she is able to take the sides, lift or let out the hem, or add darts give any store bought coat custom fitted coat.

Keep the Event in Mind. Do you intend to wear your bandage dress for a casual event? A denim jacket or shrug might just be the perfect option for you. However, this look does not float well for evening dinners or formal venues. When it comes to such events, a fitted blazer thrown over your bandage dress adds elegance and chic class to your ensemble. Choose your coat to wear with your bandage dresses based on the event you plan on attending.

Accessorize Correctly. Accessories go a very long way in helping you dress up or down your bandage dress-and-coat ensemble. For formal events, keep the accessorizing to a minimal. Opt for less jewelry of medium to small sized pieces such as studs and simple matching pendants. Wearing the right pair of shoes is pivotal to nailing your look for your event or venue. Flats and boots paired with a bandage dress and coat are perfect for daytime events. For nighttime soirees and formal events, pair your outfit with chic heels that to provide the illusion of height.

Types of Jackets and Coats

From coats, blazers, and jackets, to vests, cardigans, and shrugs, the sky’s the limit when it comes to chic outerwear options to pair with your bandage dresses. Finding the right type of coat to wear with your bandage dress boils down to finding the right combination of the silhouette of the bandage dress and the length of the jacket. Balancing out these proportions is the key to hitting the right fashion notes.

Cropped Jackets. Wearing a short shrug coat or cropped jacket over a bandage dress is a relatively foolproof way to pair a bandage dress with a coat. A cropped jacket is one that ends at or above your natural waistline. By keeping the jacket unbuttoned or unzipped, you create a flattering vertical line that runs down the front of your body.

For informal events or when you are in an adventurous mood, opt for cropped leather jackets, boleros, denim jackets, Chanel jackets, etc. Other popular options include short tuxedo jackets, shrunken blazers, faux fur shrugs, and retro trapeze jackets. If you are gearing up for a formal event, opt for a cropped, fitted blazer. Ensure that the blazer fits you like a glove, especially at the shoulders and sleeves. The cropped style works well with short, knee-length, as well as a little below the midi length bandage dresses.

Denim Coats. Denim coats may not be right for formal dances and events but they make the perfect accessory for casual parties and dances such as nights out in Vegas or a night out with your friend’s to a local bar. A huge trend in the 1990s was denim jackets and they continue to make a comeback this season. Pair your bandage dress and denim coat with bright accessories and heels in a matching color for a well put-together look.

Faux Fur Coats and Vests. With the temperatures dipping, a faux fur coat gives you much needed warmth when paired with a bandage dress. A fine fur coat or vest is the most formal and chic topper that any woman wears to formal affairs. If a full faux fur coat is not your thing, opt for a well-fitted coat with fur cuffs and collar which keep you warm while ensuring that your silhouette stays streamlined and elegant.

Luxe Cardigans. Cardigans look great when paired with bandage dresses but it is important to ensure that you are wearing a cardigan that is made out of luxurious fabric. Think brushed cotton, luxurious cashmere, and fine wool. Other fabrics and synthetic fabrics may give your dress a cheap and unkept look that you otherwise would avoid.

Long, Fitted Blazers. The most preferred outerwear option for celebrities is a long, fitted blazer. When paired with bandage dresses of shorter hemlines, a long, fitted blazer is a great style alternative. During fall and winter seasons, opt for fitted blazers in dark shades of navy, black, or charcoal grey.

Knee-length Coats. Knee-length trench coats or wool coats are as long as or a little longer than the bandage dress you are wearing are a fashion no-brainer. Belted, fit-and-flare coats work with bandage dresses too. Ensure that your coat is not shorter than your bandage dress. A coat that extends to just a little below the thickest part of your thighs is the perfect length for women of all body shapes. Any longer than this and your coat is likely to make you look shorter and wider, especially if you are petite.

Bomber Jackets. You may not consider bomber jackets as a go-to coat option to pair with bandage dresses, however, boxy bomber jackets, cropped or long, help you add a modern twist to your look. Straight dresses and bandage dresses are easily paired with a bomber as they offer a sleek and fitted under-layer to the jacket.

Deciding on the Best Coat Fabrics

From kimono-sleeved and waterfall cardigans, to single-button peplum blazers, pair your bandage dress with various coat styles to complete your look and provide a bit of coverage and warmth. Keep in mind that the final goal is to enhance the dress and balance your feminine proportions with a coat of the right length and fabric. Fabrics play a role in your bandage dress style based on your style and outfit goals. Certain events require more insulated fabrics while others are ideal for lighter more simple fabrics.

As discussed previously a denim coat works well for more casual looks. Similar alternatives would be longer cotton or cashmere sweaters. Knitted sweaters pair well when paired with scarves and gloves. Another casual coat and jacket alternative is leather. Leather provides a edgy look, keeps you relatively warm, and is available in a variety of styles and cuts. In addition to leather casual trench coats pair well when you need a sophisticated look that is comfy and breezy. Opt for wool if you plan on being in cold weather for an extended period such as a New Year’s parade or at a park’s live music venue.

Inspiration from Fashion Bloggers

Since our beginning we’ve always reached out to the fashion world to ensure what we sell works and is in demand by fashionistas everywhere. We’ve compiled a few of our Style Reviews that feature coats, vests, and jackets to help inspire you and give you visuals of all the things discussed in this article. As you look for a coat or consider other options already in your closet remember that putting on the entire ensemble before making a decision is key. Try on your bandage dress and your coat to see if the look is polished, doesn’t add weight, and gives you confidence.
Marta from Martha’s Fashion Diary…

Marta is based in Bulgaria. She’s a leading fashion blogger known for her style and ability to pull together looks that are versatile. Marta is wearing our two piece bandage dress with a crisp white blazer and flesh toned heels. The look holds many elements that are easily carried into other styles such as swapping out the bandage skirt for a form fitting jeans. Adding a blazer to your bandage dress is fresh, sexy, and chic.

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Kurtis are the most indispensable part of any woman’s wardrobe. Comfort and ease of wearing aside, kurtis are so versatile that they can be teamed up with almost anything – long skirts, palazzo pants, leggings, jeans, patiyala pants, churidar bottoms and so on. Of course, like any fashion attire, kurtis get makeovers every season in the fashion world.

The year 2015 was no different. What with the celebs of tinsel town stepping out in new and glamorous kurtis, the designers decided to kick start their own new and fresh collections. So what are the latest kurti patterns taking over the Indian fashion world right now? Let’s have a look at some of those new patterns of kurtis.

1. THE FRONT BUTTONS STYLE KURTI PATTERNS

It does not matter whether you use the front buttons or not, they are simply beautiful, and add that extra “oomph” factor to the whole look. This season, more and more designers are using big, bold and quirky buttons to add that extra dimension to theirkurti patterns. From large and circular, from bedazzled gems to embellished stones, the experimentation with buttons has ranged from slightly crazy to stunningly pretty. These latest kurta designs for women are definitely in our style radar!

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2. THE FRONT SLIT KURTI PATTERNS

How to make slits newer and sexier? Simple, put them in the front! The latest designer kurti patterns involve this bold fashion move, wherein, some latest kurti designs take it one step further by midrib revealing pattern and incorporating bold geometric layering and patterns. It is just the right combination of modern, edgy, regal and traditional. Don’t you agree?

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3. THE WESTERN INSPIRED KURTI PATTERNS

One of the most popular patterns for kurtis in 2015 have been heavily inspired from Western cuts, fabrics and designs. This means the indian kurtis designs have become bolder and slightly edgier, involving concepts from abstract art, unique colour combinations, the combination of the oriental with the western and patterns as well as quirky cuts. For the ladies who love to make head turns, these new patterns of kurtis are just the thing for you!

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4. THE JACKET STYLE KURTI PATTERNS

When Alia Bhatt recently wore a printed ethnic jacket over her designer kurti to a recent red carpet event, people simply could not stop talking about it. So, the designers decided to take a leaf out of her book and created a similarly inspired look, which consist of patterns for kurtis with bold and solid colour, paired with an ethnic jacket printed in traditional Indian patterns, be it bright and colourful geometric shapes, animal prints, mangoes and so on. Of course, this kurti pattern is must try for the all of the gypsy souls out there.

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5. THE HIGH LOW KURTI PATTERNS

Recently, fashion stores and high end boutiques saw a steady rise in the popularity of the “high low” dresses. So if Indian women were buying high low dresses, perhaps the designers thought, why not have high low kurtis?! The high low pattern of kurti has recently become a personal favourite because of its unique cut, which allows for it to be worn with any type of bottom, pants, jeans or patialas. Also, more and more designers are experimenting with this style to incorporate more complexity. For instance, layered high low kurti styles are a favourite among our Bollywood celebrities.

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6. THE FISH CUT KURTI PATTERNS

If the high low cut has made it to this list, can the fish cut be far behind? Known for its unique and complementary fashion cut, the fish cut has seen a glaring success in the year 2015, on both the red carpet as well as the ordinary world. Done with prints, beads, lace, cotton, silk, chiffon, georgette, zari work as well as embellishments, this pattern of kurti is here to stay.

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You know the saying, ‘Give a girl the right shoes and she’ll conquer the world’? Well designers have certainly put their minds this season to prove this saying right (as if it needed more proving) and to make us more financially irresponsible when it comes to shoes. Like that was possible.

Of course it was. Doh. 10 pairs of shoes for this summer is not such a big deal, especially since some of these styles we already own. Who’s to say we can’t buy extra though? Different colors. Different textures. I mean, Victoria Beckham buys the same dress in every possible color, cause… it’s not the same dress if it’s a different shade. DOH.

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I think we can all agree, when it comes to the feet-adorning-expensive-l

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mfy-soles-with-a-body, ALL women love to spend, and own as many pairs as there are days in a year. Designers know this. So do retail chains. And it seems as if this summer there’s a fashion conspiracy to make us bankrupt in fabulous shoes. Almost ALL styles are IN, and sitting this one out would be such a shame. So let’s get this thing rolling and see which shoes we MUST buy and wear this summer. SPOILER: the best ones have made the cut, from comfy to impossibly sexy, YET other styles are not excluded. With one amendment though, they must make us feel like a sartorial connaisseur/bitch-I-own-t

his-look! – on heels or not.

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1. SNEAKERS. They’ve been around since, well forever, but only for the past say… 4 years have they been in the fashion focus of things, paired with anything that crosses our minds from skirts to sequined dresses to suit trousers or sporty attire. (this of course is a no-brainer, but still stands the test of time). No longer a gym or geek’ish shoe,sneakers and trainers go to Fashion Weeks and even on the red carpets (hello Kristen Stewart!). This summer the white sneakers and thick soled ones are a massive hit as well as the bright styles that just pop against a completely mismatched outfit.

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GLADIATOR SANDALS. This is not Sparta, but this is Fashion Land for sure. Romans meet Greeks on the streets of every town anywhere in 2014. Thin or slightly thick soled sandals made of thousands of straps that cage the feet all the way to the ankles or even knees– are the shoes to wear this summer if you wanna walk for miles, and miles, and miles, while looking very very chic. Black ones are quite the dark edgy statement, nude ones elongate of course, and white ones (in fewer straps) look kinda posh. Colored ones… I don’t fancy, but I’ll take gold or silver styles anytime. Heels too please.

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ESPADRILLES. Ah… the shoes of summer. Of course they’re back, and we already talked about styling them

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CHUNKY SHOES. It wouldn’t be the revival of the 90s without these ones, nor the heavy 70s influence going on for a while now. So boho-chic looks are IN. Well… it only makes more sense to go full-70s, or half-70-half-90s on this one, and do the chunky heeled sandals, the heavy looking shoes, the big square heels. You know, the ugly shoes that actually look great!

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STILETTOS. Opposites coexist. Extremes meet. Contradictions give birth to great styles. It’s the season of all is in, so if you pass by a girl in 70s shoes on the street and then one in stiletto heeled pumps (you know, the classic ones Kim Kardashian is rarely seen without since her Kanye style period), keep walking, in your sneakers or ballet pumps. You’re not off-trend, and neither are they. Buuuut, I’l say this about the stiletto pumps trend: THANK GOD! We’ve been wearing them forever, and who the hell are we kidding, stilettos look so much better than chunky. And make ANY outfit look absolutely trendy.

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LACE-UP SANDALS. Err it’s stilettos and high-end gladiators reunion people. A party of luxe & fashion at your feet,

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MULES. Ugly shoes, ugly shoes. (read this as if you sang: ‘smelly cat, smelly cat’). I started off spring with a slightmeh for this trend. Today… (as it usually happens with me) I got bitch slapped by the very trend and woke up loving it. Wore mules once, shall wear them again.

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. BIRKENSTOCKS. Ooooooooh it’s the infamous shoe! Cindyfuckingrella-turned-

queen-over-night shoe. I’m still in denial with this one, yet I bow to those who know how to wear the ugly sandal AND look great

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ANKLE STRAP SANDAL. The sexy shoe was on a roll last summer and is still up high in the sky, trending big time. More on the hot as hell sandal

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CUTOUT BOOTS.Well… the trend is still in, apparently, but more niche oriented. Errrr… sartorials only, cause seriously who else would wear heavy boots in summer? The look is absolutely fantastic for a more rocknoll edgier style, so why the hell not.

Amazing bandage dress styles

Much like anything great in life – relationships, love, chemistry, friendship, fun, laziness, inspiration – you can’t force a great outfit. It just doesn’t happen. You’d think it only has to do with the actual clothes, but no. C’mon, even we are not that shallow. A great outfit is a perfect combo of what you’re wearing, with how you’re feeling, your details, state of mind, mood, great light, great hair day, great face day, et all.

And also, you never want to waste a great #OOTD on a basic situation, right?

Well I am bloody grateful I waited to drape myself in cappuccino and cream colours and let my body get hugged and loved by this amazing bandage dress. It was a good day. One of those perfect combos coming together. Or so I like to think.

After a very brief and very fun previous Friday night, I woke up Saturday morning fresher than a banana, put my hair in a sleek low ponytail, rocked dark lips (actually a combination of 3 lipsticks gave birth to that one), and squeezed my body into one of my latest gifts: a bandage dress from The Kewl Shop. Oh. My. God. That I am sometimes vain, is no news, but I LOVED myself in this dress, and you know what, I ain’t scared of saying it. It is International Women’s Day today, after all.


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This bandage dress is purely the best for two reasons: 1) the quality is insane, the fabric being bandage is so thick and stretchy, it holds it all together, pulls it in, squeezes it, the straps and cuts are body fit in the best way possible, it takes 10 seconds to put on and even less to take off if you have the right help, AND 2) the moment you’re dressed in it you literally hear Beyonce’s ‘I’m a grown woman, I can do whatever I want’ song in the background. No, I’m serious.

Man, I was feeling this dress, and so was my photographer pal, and so were the tens of people passing by and taking pics themselves. Yeah, that happened. Talk about not at all awkward moments.

All YES to this dress, for its high-quality fabric, for fast shipping, for being exactly as expected if not more, and for that razzamatazz it makes you feel once you squeeze into it. Not to sound as if I’m shoving them down your throat, but if you’re looking for hot dresses to wear to evening events, parties, going out moments THE KEWL SHOP is the online place to shop. It’s packed with bandage dresses, long, short, midi, two-pieces, you name it. I would literally wear all their dresses, especially the white, nude ones. Cause I have the obsession right now.

 

 

Women’s Fashion and Style: What are the five essentials of your wardrobe?

I love talking about fashion. The color that dominates my wardrobe? Same as you: black. I think it’s actually illegal to be a New Yorker and not love black clothing.

My five essentials:

1. A white t-shirt. There’s still nothing I feel sexier or more comfortable in than a plain, white t-shirt. It was that way when I was 16 and it still that way now at 30. I like the t-shirts from Everlane.

2. A black leather bandage jacket. A good black leather jacket is a staple that will never go out of style, and adds an instant dash of cool and toughness to whatever you’re wearing underneath.

3. A good pair of jeans. I’ve been faithful to J. Brand jeans for five years now; I love their cuts and washes. I like when they produce their jeans in stiffer fabrics. The fabrics forcefully suck your thighs in. What woman doesn’t like that?

4. A good, structured black bag. My current bag for the last three years has mainly been a Rebecca Minkoff “Morning After”, and it’s holding up reasonably well. Classic enough for every day, with enough detail in the gold hardware accents to add interest.

5. Leather leggings. I never thought I would like leather leggings, but I broke down and bought a pair recently and now wear them constantly (three times a week). They add more interest to my daily look than plain leggings, are warm enough for winter, and the black keeps them classic looking enough to pair with pretty much anything; a silky button-down, a boxy sweater, a t-shirt, you name it.

My ideal outfit is a blazer (sometimes a leather blazer, sometimes a wool blend), a silky blouse (or sweater now that it’s winter), well-tailored jeans or leggings, and ankle boots with a walkable heel, 2.5″ or under. This pretty much the uniform of 90% of the women in New York City.

I love fashion and enjoy trends, but I am NOT willing to suffer for fashion like I was at 18. If it isn’t comfortable, I won’t wear it; I don’t care how trendy/sexy/chic it is.

I’m also currently in the midst of a career transition and am now interning in the fashion industry. So, looking chic is pretty much a work requirement.

It’s tiresome sometimes to always wonder if your outfit is ‘cool’ enough, but at the same time, I know if I was left to my own devices I’d be in sweat pants every day. So, it’s probably good that I’m working in an industry where I’m required to look at least somewhat presentable.

 

How to Match Your Bandage Dress With A Coat

Are you a fashion freak? Then you must know the name of herve bandage dress .They always  look slimmer in all occasion.The bandage dress moldes every body into the perfect shape. It enhances your curves and hides perfect imperfections in all the right places .That is why women wish to wear bandage dress in all events and functions. These dresses are also known as bodycon dresses.

Pairing dress and coat

Putting on a bandage or bodycon dress is a bold statement that conveys positive self-esteem and confidence in your body, appearance, and style. In general quality bandage dresses are made from  sturdy, heavy fabrics often featuring rayon, spandex, and nylon. A quality bandage dress is designed and constructed to hug your body like a second skin and cling to your curves to support and shape your feminine proportions. Fashionistas everywhere love bandage dresses because they are versatile, trendy, and flattering.

 

When paired with the right accessories, a quality bandage dress serves as both day and evening wear in a heartbeat. Choosing the right accessories is of utmost importance. This means finding the right coat, bandage jacket, jewelry, belts, tights, and shoes play key roles in pulling off certain looks.

 

For most people, a bandage dress is the epitome of a revealing party dresses. If this intimidates you, it shouldn’t. A bandage dress has the ability to be dressed up or down and when smartly paired with a coat or a bandage jacket provides just enough cover without reducing your sexy. Not just any coat or bandage jacket gets the job done when looking to use a coat or bandage jacket as more cover. For example, your favorite parka keeps you warm but it may do nothing to enhance your bandage dress or contribute to your sultry look. We’ve compiled a few simple rules to keep in mind when choosing coats to wear with your bandage dresses. Keep these tips in mind to ensure you rock a hot outfit throughout the winter and fall.

Enhancing Your Bandage Dress

The coat you choose to wear with your bandage dress serves multiple purposes. It keeps you warm on chilly nights, and if chosen well, it also serves to enrich the look of your bandage dress. While choosing your coat, it is important to remember that the purpose of wearing the coat is to enhance your bandage dress, and not hide it or add unnecessary pounds to your silhouette. For example, a bandage jacket may be acceptable with denim jean by itself but when worn with a bandage dress it tends to only add unnecessary bulk to your ensemble and draw attention to your midsection. The trick is to choose a coat that boasts a flattering cut and draws attention to the right places – depending on your body type.

 

Take Your Bandage Dress Along. While shopping for coats to wear with your bandage dresses it is always a good idea to take your dress along with you on your shopping spree. Often, a coat that looks great when you wear it in the store does not quite work with your bandage dress. Avoid fashion disasters by trying on your prospective coat and bandage dress together before you splurge or settle on one.

 

Get a Tailored Fit. A good way to ensure that the coat you pick flatters your body type is by getting it tailored to fit your silhouette. Once you choose the perfect coat for your dress drop by a local seamstress. Buying  a suitable coat off the rack and taking it to your local tailor so that he/she is able to take the sides, lift or let out the hem, or add darts give any store bought coat custom fitted coat.

 

Keep the Event in Mind. Do you intend to wear your bandage dress for a casual event? A denim jacket or shrug might just be the perfect option for you. However, this look does not float well for evening dinners or formal venues. When it comes to such events, a fitted blazer thrown over your bandage dress adds elegance and chic class to your ensemble. Choose your coat to wear with your bandage dresses based on the event you plan on attending.

 

Accessorize Correctly. Accessories go a very long way in helping you dress up or down your bandage dress-and-coat ensemble. For formal events, keep the accessorizing to a minimal. Opt for less jewelry of medium to small sized pieces such as studs and simple matching pendants. Wearing the right pair of shoes is pivotal to nailing your look for your event or venue. Flats and boots paired with a bandage dress and coat are perfect for daytime events. For nighttime soirees and formal events, pair your outfit with chic heels that to provide the illusion of height.

Types of Jackets and Coats

From coats, blazers, and jackets, to vests, cardigans, and shrugs, the sky’s the limit when it comes to chic outerwear options to pair with your bandage dresses. Finding the right type of coat to wear with your bandage dress boils down to finding the right combination of the silhouette of the bandage dress and the length of the jacket. Balancing out these proportions is the key to hitting the right fashion notes.

 

Cropped Jackets. Wearing a short shrug coat or cropped jacket over a bandage dress is a relatively foolproof way to pair a bandage dress with a coat. A cropped jacket is one that ends at or above your natural waistline. By keeping the jacket unbuttoned or unzipped, you create a flattering vertical line that runs down the front of your body.

 

For informal events or when you are in an adventurous mood, opt for cropped leather jackets, boleros, denim jackets, Chanel jackets, etc. Other popular options include short tuxedo jackets, shrunken blazers, faux fur shrugs, and retro trapeze jackets. If you are gearing up for a formal event, opt for a cropped, fitted blazer. Ensure that the blazer fits you like a glove, especially at the shoulders and sleeves. The cropped style works well with short, knee-length, as well as a little below the midi length bandage dresses.

 

Denim Coats. Denim coats may not be right for formal dances and events but they make the perfect accessory for casual parties and dances such as nights out in Vegas or a night out with your friend’s to a local bar. A huge trend in the 1990s was denim jackets and they continue to make a comeback this season. Pair your bandage dress and denim coat with bright accessories and heels in a matching color for a well put-together look.

 

Faux Fur Coats and Vests. With the temperatures dipping, a faux fur coat gives you much needed warmth when paired with a bandage dress. A fine fur coat or vest is the most formal and chic topper that any woman wears to formal affairs. If a full faux fur coat is not your thing, opt for a well-fitted coat with fur cuffs and collar which keep you warm while ensuring that your silhouette stays streamlined and elegant.

 

Luxe Cardigans. Cardigans look great when paired with bandage dresses but it is important to ensure that you are wearing a cardigan that is made out of luxurious fabric. Think brushed cotton, luxurious cashmere, and fine wool. Other fabrics and synthetic fabrics may give your dress a cheap and unkept look that you otherwise would avoid.

 

Long, Fitted Blazers. The most preferred outerwear option for celebrities is a long, fitted blazer. When paired with bandage dresses of shorter hemlines, a long, fitted blazer is a great style alternative. During fall and winter seasons, opt for fitted blazers in dark shades of navy, black, or charcoal grey.

 

Knee-length Coats. Knee-length trench coats or wool coats are as long as or a little longer than the bandage dress you are wearing are a fashion no-brainer. Belted, fit-and-flare coats work with bandage dresses too. Ensure that your coat is not shorter than your bandage dress. A coat that extends to just a little below the thickest part of your thighs is the perfect length for women of all body shapes. Any longer than this and your coat is likely to make you look shorter and wider, especially if you are petite.

 

Bomber Jackets. You may not consider bomber jackets as a go-to coat option to pair with bandage dresses, however, boxy bomber jackets, cropped or long, help you add a modern twist to your look. Straight dresses and bandage dresses are easily paired with a bomber as they offer a sleek and fitted under-layer to the jacket.

Deciding on the Best Coat Fabrics

From kimono-sleeved and waterfall cardigans, to single-button peplum blazers, pair your bandage dress with various coat styles to complete your look and provide a bit of coverage and warmth. Keep in mind that the final goal is to enhance the dress and balance your feminine proportions with a coat of the right length and fabric. Fabrics play a role in your bandage dress style based on your style and outfit goals.  Certain events require more  insulated fabrics while others are ideal for lighter more simple fabrics.

 

As discussed previously a denim coat works well for more casual looks. Similar alternatives would be longer cotton or cashmere sweaters. Knitted sweaters pair well when paired with scarves and gloves. Another casual coat and jacket alternative is leather. Leather provides a edgy look, keeps you relatively warm, and is available in a variety of styles and cuts. In addition to leather casual trench coats pair well when you need a sophisticated look that is comfy and breezy. Opt for wool if you plan on being in cold weather for an extended period such as a New Year’s parade or at a park’s live music venue.

 

Inspiration from Fashion Bloggers

Since our beginning we’ve always reached out to the fashion world to ensure what we sell works and is in demand by fashionistas everywhere. We’ve compiled a few of our Style Reviews that feature coats, vests, and jackets to help inspire you and give you visuals of all the things discussed in this article. As you look for a coat or consider other options already in your closet remember that putting on the entire ensemble before making a decision is key. Try on your bandage dress and your coat to see if the look is polished, doesn’t add weight, and gives you confidence.
Marta from Martha’s Fashion Diary…

Marta is based in Bulgaria. She’s a leading fashion blogger known for her style and ability to pull together looks that are versatile. Marta is wearing our two piece bandage dress with a crisp white blazer and flesh toned heels. The look holds many elements that are easily carried into other styles such as swapping out the bandage skirt for a form fitting jeans. Adding a blazer to your bandage dress is fresh, sexy, and chic.

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Katie from Katie Loves….

Katie is a fashion blogger who is about femininity, class, and sophistication. She wore our strapless beige bandage dress and paired it with an oversized white vest. To polish the look she carried a silver clutch and chose two toned heels for added texture. The look is not only feminine but stylish and flattering to many body types. You wear this look to weddings, receptions, bridal parties, or summer and spring dates. Anywhere that a fresh and clean style is appreciated.

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Clare from Clarabella… 

Clare is a one of a kind fashion blogger. She provided a style review while she was with child (she’s since given birth to a beautiful little girl). She’s a rising fashion blogger known for her edgy and innovative approach to fashion. Clare is wearing our black off the shoulder long sleeve bandage dress with sexy black heels that wrap around her ankles. She added a denim coat and leopard clutch to complete the look. It is a casual yet fierce look that works well for nights out in Vegas, dinner dates, and even cocktails with your coworkers.

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Heidi Heidi is a no-nonsense fashion blogger that inspires women to coordinate relationships, careers, and fashion in their everyday lives. She is wearing our black cap sleeve bandage dress with an oversized sweater blazer. The combination is a cozy and warm look that is perfect for holiday parties by a fire and nights out with your love. Heidi finished the look off with grasshopper sunglasses and light gold jewelry.

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Rach from RD’s Obsessions…

Rach holds down a 9 to 5 and has become a rising fashion blogger who brings a casual style to everyday outings. She chose ourgeometric print bandage dress and added a taupe and navy trench coat, and gray pumps to complete the look. Pair a casual coat with patterns gives your dress a boost while allowing you to be comfortable without giving up your diva style and sex appeal.

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Sydney from Sydney’s Fashion Diary…

Sydney has been blogging since 2010. She loves two things: fashion and deals. When we asked her to try one of our bandage dresses she opted for a patterned black and white dress. She paired the dress with a well fitting red trench coat. Adding a splash of color with your bandage dress gives you a sophisticated texture and polish that is difficult to convey with more neutral style approaches