Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Come in, take a seat, we need to talk

The subject of today's post is Herve Leger. Yes ladies, those candy-coloured tuck you/ pull you/ suck you  in creations.
They should fit like spanx and leave us with Irina Shayk's silhouette, but in reality those of us who do have something to shake end up looking like a Christmas ham.

This leads me to my problem with Herve Leger. When it was relaunched in 2007 it was cool, fresh and hot- a bit cool and ubiquitous like Christopher Kane, but actually something anyone could wear, in any way, anywhere. Crucially, the best barometer in fashion Ms Beckham embraced them and as always, worked them till we all wanted one.

But as with all great things, it wasn't long before Herve Leger became the 'what not to wear'. Heidi Montag, Christina Aguilera and Paris all poured their surgically enhanced selves into the dresses. Then  the girls who make you wince wearing the pink versions of the dress with diamante earrings and plasticky clutches. Now when I think of the standard bandage dress, I think cheap, tacky and unimaginative- unless its one of the more exciting catwalk designs.

Then there's the problem of the Blake Lively's and Victorias' Secrets Angels. They are simply perfect when they wear the dresses. This leads us to the moral of the story- unless you are a supermodel or pretty close to being one, don't even go there.

Crimes Against Fashion


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Enjoying her newfound fame: Irina Shayk shows off her svelte, tanned figure in a jade Herve Leger bandage dress at the New York premiere of Twelve13th+Annual+Webby+Awards+Arrivals+wFxMABqV87cl

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