How To Wear A Bandage Dress: The Ultimate Style Guide

The classic bandage dress is a timeless piece that can be worn in a variety of ways. Whether you're looking for a classic, edgy, or fun and flirty look, there's a variety of ways to style a bandage dress to suit your figure and personal style.

We’ve curated the ultimate guide on how to wear a classic bandage dress, fun and flirty bandage dress looks and tips and tricks on how to choose the right bandage dress size that's perfect for your figure.

Why is the classic bandage dress fashionable?

Bandage dresses are fashionable because they are timeless, versatile, and flattering for all shapes and figures. They are one of the few styles that are versatile for all figures, shapes and heights.

Bandage dresses can also be worn in a variety of ways to suit any special occasion and event, from birthday parties, formals, proms, to homecoming events, date nights or corporate events. If you're looking for a dress that will never go out of fashion, and that you'll be able to wear again and again, a bandage dress is the perfect choice.

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Pictured: The Leo Bandage Dress in Apricot Orange

How to style a bandage dress?

For a classic bandage dress look, pair your bandage dress with nude heels and minimal jewellery. A timeless look that can be worn for a variety of occasions. You can even take this look from day to night, simply switch out your shoes for a pair of killer black heels. Opt for a timeless shade, classic black and deep jewel colours are flattering shades. Alternatively, if you love pops of colour why not choose a bright lipstick red, yellow, pink or even an orange shade.

Are bandage dresses edgy?

Traditionally a sexy look, bandage dresses can also be styled for an edgier look. For an edgy bandage dress look, try pairing your bandage dress with black ankle boots and statement jewellery. This look is perfect for a night out, or day music festival. Looking for a more casual edgy look, try swapping out the ankle boots for a pair of black flats.

How do you style bandage dresses for the day?

For a fun and flirty bandage dress day look, pair your bandage dress with wedges or flats. A great look for a day spent exploring the city or for a casual lunch with friends. Try adding accessories, with a brightly coloured clutch or scarf to elevate your look.

How do you choose the right size bandage dress?

Bandage dresses are made with a combination of polyester, nylon and spandex thick materials, designed to stretch and hug your curves. Naturally, bandage dresses will hold their shape and will not be as likely to stretch out of shape.

Bandage dresses are known for being made of thick, figure hugging and flattering nylon polyester material which means you can wear little to no undergarments! Opt for seamless underwear, or even some light seamless shapewear to help you hide any unwanted tummy or hips from showing.

If you think you'll prefer to wear your bandage dresses tighter, it’s best to choose your normal size as bandage dresses are usually sized to be tight fitting, but if you prefer to wear your bandage dresses looser, when choosing a bandage dress you should opt for a size up, which should also give you that extra space to wear shapewear with ease.

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Pictured: Molly Bandage Dress in Tan Brown

What's the best plus size bandage dress for my figure?

Bandage dresses are perfect for petite and even more flattering for plus size figures! If you have a larger bust, bandage dresses are also a great option to hold a fuller bust with their tight material. If you have a plus size figure, choose a bandage dress style with off shoulder straps as these styles support fuller busts. Wrap ruched dresses are also a great style recommendation for plus size figures, as these designs are made to be stretchy and gathered to accentuate all those curves.

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Pictured Heidi Bandage Midi Dress

What are tips and tricks for wearing a bandage dress?

1.If you're petite, choose a bandage dress that just sits above your knees. This will help accentuate your legs and create the illusion of longer legs.

2.If you have more curves, opt for a plus size bandage dress with ruching wrap detailing or other details that will help flatter your figure. Bandage dress styles with a v neck or full bust will also help support fuller busts.

3.If you're looking to hide your arms, why not look for a bandage dress with long sleeves?

4.Shapewear! If you're looking for underwear that will provide extra support and hold everything in place, don’t forget about shapewear. The perfect shapewear will help smooth out any lumps or bumps and give you a sleek and polished look. Just be sure to choose the right size so that you're comfortable and not too constricted!

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Pictured: Bay Bandage Dress in Blush Pink

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