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Ask BB: Herve Leger Bandage Dresses for Less

I'm going to 4 weddings this year, and I'm desperate to wear a bandage dress. I'm in college and cannot afford a Herve Leger dress but LOVE the look. Is there anywhere where I can find it for cheap? Or at least the style of the fit being that tight, but not in the trashy way. —Andrea

Here are six cute cheap dresses inspired by Herve Leger that won't break the bank. Click any image for shopping details!




INC International Concepts at ShopStyle


1. INC International Colorblock dress, $99 at Macys.com




2. Metallic One Shoulder Bandage Dress, $79.50 at Express.com




3. Strapless Slash Club Dresses from Atria, $155 at eDressme.com



Herve Leger Knockoff Inspired Dress Look for Less
4. Factory Banded Mini Dress, $110.90 at shop.akirachicago.com





Arden B at ShopStyle


5. Satin Panel Tube Dress, $89 at ardenb.com





Asos at ShopStyle


6. Paneled One Shoulder Dress, $77.49 at asos.com


Comments
I got a herve ledger bandage dress for $50 at macy's. Some stores have them and mines was returned hence the price cut.
#1 Catherine Gao on 2010-03-10 19:20 (Reply)
It figures I'd like the most expensive one.
#2 Christine (Homepage) on 2010-03-10 19:21 (Reply)
Honestly, the INC and maybe the Express ones are the only ones that don't look, uh, kinda trashy to me. At least, not nice enough for a wedding. Iffy on the ArdenB one, but definitely not the others.
#3 Sandra on 2010-03-10 19:31 (Reply)
I like 4 and 6, maybe 6 more for a wedding.
#4 Christina (Homepage) on 2010-03-10 19:43 (Reply)
If I didn't already have my wedding dress I'd really be tempted to wear #2 to my wedding next week!
#5 mare on 2010-03-10 20:02 (Reply)
A bandage dress to me seems more night out on the town than wedding, but hey I guess depends on the crowd! The Express one is nice, but a bit too close to a wedding dress shade. I think the Akira or Asos ones are the best mix of sexy and classy with a touch of edginess.
#6 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2010-03-10 21:04 (Reply)
Love the ASOS one!
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#7 Megan Z (Homepage) on 2010-03-10 22:48 (Reply)
SUCH fabulous picks, BB! The Macy's and Akira versions are both dynamite.
#8 Sally (Homepage) on 2010-03-11 09:07 (Reply)
have you tried renttherunway.com ? it's like bag, borrow or steal.. but with dresses!
you can rent a real herve leger dress for $100 -$200.
bonus is you can rent a different dress for all the different weddings you have to go to this year!
#9 Meg on 2010-03-11 10:48 (Reply)
For a wedding...the Express one for sure! At least that's a little more "cocktail dress" than a "night on the town" look. I also like the one shoulder look!
#10 Maddy (Homepage) on 2010-03-11 13:04 (Reply)
I tried on the Macy's INC one, and it fit AWESOMELY. Huge downside (and why I ultimately didn't buy it): the back is solid black.
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#12 Tasha22BRYAN (Homepage) on 2010-03-16 05:23 (Reply)
number 4 is awesome, i'd choose that one.
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