Ready Or Not, Bandage Dresses Are Back

Photographed by Eva K. Salvi.
We could put together a whole Facebook album devoted to our bad clubwear choices from years past. There was the baby-doll era of 2004. The bubble dress disaster of 2006. And, we're pretty sure we've untagged the majority of our after-hours 2008 experiences, when Herve Leger ruled the scene. While we've happily been thinking outside the woo-dress-only box and have begun exploring other shapes and separates, Preen thinks it’s time to revisit one of the most polarizing moments in going-out clothes history: the bandage dress.
You remember them as the slightly shiny, seatbelt-strap-like, no-room-for-dessert-just-another-vodka-cran-please dresses that let you shimmy in place, but not quite walk up the stairs. Worn with platform pumps and a crossbody bag, they were Kim's pre-Kanye uniform and a style in which we all dabbled. So, don’t be confused — the ones from Preen’s spring 2015 are not those.
Covered in Maasai-inspired beadwork and stripes, these bandage dresses are made for moving, as evidenced by the dance-friendly sport heels and flats that were paired with them during London Fashion Week. Still short and tight, these bandage dresses are a departure from the sack-style frocks you’re used to cozying up in this time of year, but an oversized tent doesn’t quite make dropping that Nae Nae much fun. Now, click through for a few looks that may just make you reconsider your restrictive clothes ban of 2009.