Hervé Léger's bandage dresses have been donned by Lindsay Lohan, Katherine Heigl, Victoria Beckham, and Mariah Carey, to name a few. It was the "IT" thing to wear this time last year, and nothing has really changed since then, except for the purple craze.
After taking over the company in 1998, Max Azria continued designing Hervé Léger's signature bandage dresses, which are known for their "instant nip and tuck". Recently, Net-a-porter came up with this description of bandage dresses: "The contemporary answer to a corset, it will cinch and contour your curves to perfection". That sounds amazing, don't you think? All except for the fact that Hervé Léger's dresses cost around one grand to own.
Now you can have an affordable alternative to the dreamy wraps. Bebe has come out with a handful of dresses with the right idea. The first two Bebe dresses cost $98 and the last one costs $129. Compare the real stuff (Hervé Léger on the left) to the substitutes (Bebe on the right). You can get the dresses at bebe.com.
P.S. Hervé Léger is pronounced Air-VEH Lay-JEH.