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??