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Body-con babes

The vintage Léger dress in which many celebs were spotted from Sonam Kapoor to Suzanne Khan Roshan is unique. Read on to know more about this classic dress.

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 16, 2010 12:27 IST
Aaron George
Aaron George
Hindustan Times

From Sonam Kapoor, who wore a vintage Léger to the Suzanne Khan Roshan, and Parmeshwar Godrej, Natasha Poonawala and the likes, the iconic Herve Léger bandage dress has staked claim with the who’s who strata in India.

“If you’re small, it gives you curves. If you’re curvy, it gives you an hourglass figure. The result is a look you’ll love,” says Nandini Bhalla, editor of


, India.

Sonam Kapoor

Stylist Umesh Jivnani, who describes this dress as an heirloom, adds, “There’s no seasonality to it. You can wear it anytime, anywhere!”

This body-con dress (which looks like the wrapped bandages on a mummy!) was created in the 90s by Hervé L Leroux — the founder of the label.

“Even though it’s the dress to been seen in, it’s not very easy to carry it off.

You need to be exceptionally fit and in stellar shape to wear this dress. It hugs every inch of you and so each inch has to be fit,” says jewellery designer and HL aficionado, Queenie Singh.

So, if you’re plan to becoming a Légeristas, you better sign up for that gym membership that you have been procrastinating!

The league of Leger

Bhalla helps us decode the HL and all the intricacies associated with it:

The secret: The layers of elasticated fabric squeezes the tummy, lift the bust, and sculpt the hips. As bandage-dress lovers everywhere will tell you, ‘It really holds you in!

No rules: From young to old, everyone can don a bandage dress. Sharon Stone at 52, looked gorgeous in a red bandage dress last year; Catherine Zeta Jones, in her 40s, recently turned heads in her pink, V-neck version of the dress. When it comes to fashion, as long you feel comfortable with what you’re wearing, anything goes!

Accessorise right: A bandage dress works best with minimal accessories — strappy heels and one statement item, like a chunky bracelet or chandelier earrings — will complete the look. The dress really makes your body look its best, so let it be the centre of attention!

First Published: Oct 15, 2010 19:38 IST