Oct 10, 2012

My Ordeal with Bandage Dress

When it comes to clothing, I don't really believe in paying full price unless necessary. So when I saw these French Connection bandage dresses at Saks outlet for under $100, I was surprised and rather happy. The material is substantial, almost like the original Herve Leger. I thought to buy one for fun since it is not too pricey.
I picked this simple classic black to try first. I couldn't find any zipper so I slipped the piece over my head. It was snug but not too difficult a task.
I really like the fit and how I look in this dress. So I thought to try on other styles to pick one or two dresses to take home with me. Well, I almost injured myself taking off this dress. I am rather flexible but the dress is very tight and material rather unforgiving, which makes taking it off an ordeal. Without a zipper, I could only slip the dress off from my head. After struggling in the dressing room for about 10 minutes, I finally pulled the dress off. I was red in the face from exertion. Needless to say, I left those dresses without taking any home. I like the fit but what was French Connection thinking when this dress is produced without a zipper???!! Herve Leger dresses have zipper so a gal can be zipped into the dress for that perfect snug fit. Has anyone tried the French Connection bandage dresses before??

10 comments:

  1. Oh god what a nightmare! I know just how you feel here as I have had the same experience with a different brand's version and had to call in reinforcements to get me out.

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  2. I have never tried a French Connection Bandage Dress myself; but ohmigosh it looks incredible on you!! :)

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  3. It looked great on you, but I'm glad you didn't get it because honestly you could've have suffocated. It happened to me once, and thank God my mom was around because I was having problems breathing. I don't even buy dresses without a zipper anymore. I was so frightened. Glad everything turned out ok.
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  4. Perfect -- you look amazing :-)

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  5. Oh no! I hate when trying something on and having the feeling that it's going to get stuck! It looks cute on you though :)

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  6. Too bad it look so perfect on you but if taking it off is like hell, it´s not worth it!

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  7. OHHHH...it's for the best, bandage dresses are evil!

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  8. It hugged your curves in all the right ways. Lovely bandage dress.

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  9. Haha--I've been in that position before--not fun!

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