Herve Leger dresses are not for wall flowers. The striking and instantly recognisable ‘bandage’ style is sexy, feminine and not for the faint-hearted. However, as the dress acts very like a bandage, because it wraps around the body creating an hour glass silhouette that is completely smooth, even those who worry about wearing something so revealing can relax. The Herve Leger brand knows it’s onto a good thing because even silk dresses cannot offer the smooth silhouette that these dresses do.
Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall Winter 2010
If you’re thinking of purchasing one of these timeless gowns this season, the Autumn/Winter Collection is full of gorgeous pieces for Christmas functions. The collection’s theme this season is simple elegance and the dresses come in a range of shades- all subtle and classic- there are no bold colours this winter. The obvious colour choice for the girl who likes to keep her wardrobe eternally wearable is black and the designer has several styles to choose from. From asymmetric designs with one long sleeve and one short to high necked styles- each with a variety of panelling detail- this is minimalist circa 2010 with a nod to the power dressing of the 1980s.
Hervé Léger Josephine One-Shoulder Foil Dress
For girls who like to be a bit more subtle there are several dresses in the collection in stunning white and neutral shades. Worn with sparkling silver heels and minimal make-up this is a delicate yet earthy look. These dresses come in a variety of styles- from the strapless gown to the one-sleeve number- and offer an altogether softer approach to the Herve Leger ethos.
Leona Lewis with her stunning Hervé Léger dress
Mischa Barton in Hervé Léger Multi-Coloured Bandage Dress
It doesn’t really matter which design you choose from the Herve Leger collection. Wearing one of Max Azria’s ‘bandage’ dresses is not about taking yourself seriously. For women, including most of Hollywood, it’s about having fun, feeling feminine and womanly and, most importantly, feeling empowered. This design celebrates the female figure and we should embrace it and feel proud to be women.