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Ask BB: Finding Felicity Huffman's Bandage Style Dress for Less

My school prom is coming up on just over a month and ideally I would like a dress similar to the one worn by Felicity Huffman on the cover of this Desperate Housewives DVD (far right, bandage style dress.) The color is unimportant, I would just like to find a dress in this style as I like the fit of it and the neckline, fabric and sleeves but so far have been unsuccessful. Any help would be much appreciated. —R

True to her Desperate Housewives persona, Felicity shows off her toned bod in a bandage style satin dress with a deep v-neck plunge neckline. Here are 5 dresses ranging from $27.80 to $235 that will help you get a similar look, hopefully one of these options will work for you!


Express at ShopStyle

The Look for Less: Moschino Pearl-Embellished Jacket

Moschino at ShopStyle

Moschino's crepe pearl-embellished jacket sells for $2,495 at Very iconic in the tradition of Coco Chanel, but the pricetag is way out of reach!

INC International Concepts at ShopStyle

INC takes this classic style of collarless jacket and gives it an edgy makeover with stud trim instead of pearls—not to mention a much more manageable price. $119 at

The Look for Less: Vince Draped Leather Jacket

Vince at ShopStyle

This Vince Draped Leather Jacket sells for $995 at

J. Jill at ShopStyle

Get the look for less with this Leather Cascade Jacket, available in either soapstone or black, on sale now at J. Jill for $249.99.

UPDATE: Reader Emily K. spotted this great find at Macy's which has a similar cut, although the fabric is silk rather than leather (which might be preferable depending on the look you're going for!). It's the INC International Concepts Cropped Silk Motorcycle Jacket, available in either cement or black, $89 at