Bandage gear is inherently sexual, after all, there isn't a curve on the body that a form-fitting Alaia or Herve Leger doesn't reveal. Ladies like Nicole, Kirsten, Mary Kate, and Kate make this style look modern by dialing down the hubba-hubba factor. They wear their second skin-fit skirts during the day, paired with slightly oversized tees or a blazer. If a tee feels too casual, another option is to tuck in a fitted-not tight-top into your skirt, like Kate did above, for a long, lean silhouette. To avoid looking like a Robert Palmer* video vixen, we suggest leaving the stiletto pumps at home and choose a simple pair of flats instead (during the day that is, at night do what you like).
It's easy to approximate the look of the bandage skirt for under $30, just visit our faithful go-to, American Apparel. Their Interlock Skirt comes in two versions, the 15" Mini and the just-above-the-knee Pencil. The Interlock Mini is available in nine different colors, including your basic black, brown, and white. ($25, americanapparel.net) The Interlock Pencil comes in 19 various shades and has a high-waisted, narrow fit. ($30, americanapparel.net)
*May he rest in peace.
Photos of Kirsten and Nicole, www.x17online.com
Photos of Kate, courtesy of www.pacificcoastnews.com