Bandage Dress: How To Wear It

//Bandage Dress: How To Wear It

The spring is almost over and we must be now ready for the summer season. If eating healthy, working out and getting that tan you were waiting for the whole winter have all paid off then I am sure the results are amazing!

Now is the time to show it offNo better way to do it then wearing a dress that is simple, glamorous and sexy all at the same time. Suits for any occasion that summer season brings you!

Here is the ultimate guide regarding how to wear a Bandage Dress

#1. Casual lunch or meeting dress

Bandage dress is one of the easiest ways to look chic but casual at the same time. Having a lunch with your friends or a quick meeting with a client and don’t really have time to put together an outfit? This is when every woman should realize that they should have a bandage dress in their closet.

So how to look casual with such an elegant dress?

First option is to look for the bandage dress that has this cut that makes it look more like a summer dress rather then an evening dress. The main idea is to show a little less skin and a little less curves. Choose a peplum dress or a sundress that goes wider from the waistline. Also play around with the colors! Pure white is a beautiful option for bandage dress, but it also comes in so many beautiful pastel colors. You just need to find the color scheme that suits with the mood of the outfit and the event that you are attending!

Just add a matching clutch bag or a very big bag and jewellery. Wear flats or even sandals, depending on the location. Think about a summer jacket, a blazer or a cardigan with matching colors/print! Try color blocking if feeling little more daring!

See more about how to look casual here: Dress Code Casual

#2. Chic, smart-casual outfit

Meeting co-workers for dinner or having a late night date in a cocktail bar that requires a little more smart look is a perfect occasion to wear a bandage dress. Choose a bandage dress in more smart-casual colors such as black, grey, dark blue and brown.

Wear matching jewellery or silver/golden necklace, rings and earrings. Try a watch that matches your clutch bag! Forget the cardigans and blazers, choose an over sized jacket or a crop top not to overdo the outfit. High heels are a must with this look!

#3. Elegant evening dress

Wearing a bandage dress to an elegant event can be really tricky. You must be careful with the cut, shoes and accessories to keep it classy! Think about lace and monochrome to make the outfit more stylish with extra fabric or beautiful lines. Best colors for an elegant event for bandage dress are either black, white, purple or beige.

Don’t overdo the jewellery with necklace and earrings! Instead, think about focusing on the cut – try a backless or strapless bandage dress. Forget the jacket and highlight your outfit with high heels and an elegant clutch bag. Make-up and hairstyle will make the statement!


See ideas for a curly and elegant hairstyle here: 14 Curly Prom Hairstyles

#4. Night out


This is where there are no rules with the bandage dress and you can freely show off your tanned skin and amazing curves. The outfit is all about the dress now! Try bandage dress that has cuts on the waistline or has only one shoulder covered. Or maybe a long zipper in the back! Keep the colors really basic and stylishlittle black dress or shining dark blue and silver! 


No need to hold back on the makeup and nails but match them with the dress! Add a clutch bag and platform shoes.

See some great ideas here: 18 Ways to wear platform shoes

#5. Shoes

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When wearing a mini or midi dress, the shoes are the most important elements that make the outfit. Depending on the mood and your style, choose the flats for a little more modest and casual look and high heels with your cocktail dress.

Bandage dress suits with any occasion, it is shoes that make the statement! Finish your outfit with a matching bag that strongly depends on the choice of your shoes. Improve the whole look with matching nails and make-up and, of course, the accessories!

#6. Accessories


Dress and accessories go hand-in-hand! It requires some thought  when choosing them right. Too much or too little accessories is an easy road to slip on when wearing a bandage dress. It is all about the cut of the dress and the mood of the outfit.

When wearing casual, you can add your own touch exactly with jewellery. Elegant events require more modest jewellery such as silver and gold, pearls and stunning stones. When on a night out, you can go a little crazy, depending on who you go out with and where. Just remember that if you are wearing more daring jewellery then don’t overdo the makeup and nails.


Always try to keep the stylish touch and find the balance between every piece of clothing, jewellery and beauty elements you wear with the dress.

Are you ready to rock this amazingly feminine dress this season?

Comment below and let us know how!

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By | 2019-10-25T21:36:46+02:00 May 22nd, 2014|Style|

About the Author:

A fashion photographer from Estonia who is taking BA degree studies in Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom. Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Fashion and photography have always been a great passion of mine, which is why, after a short period of art and photography studies in Odder, Denmark, I decided to commit myself to a BA degree in fashion photography to grow as an artist, improve the technical skills and deeply understand the behind the scene of fashion industry. Curious and adventurous personality allows me to explore fashion photography from different angles. I enjoy working in the studio and outdoors, creating a different narrative and look each time. Until now, I also styled and directed on hair and make-up on the shoots. The outcome is always edited and retouched by me. I am also interested in graphic design and take a great pleasure combining these two fields that are so strongly connected. Some of my work can be seen on