Forget What That Douchebag Said, All Women Can Wear Bandage Dresses

Even if you didn’t know what it was called, you know what a bandage dress looks like. It’s skintight, composed of visible Spandex strips sewn together, and it makes even the flattest among us look like they have a little Kardashian in there somewhere.  While they’re definitely not appropriate for a casual trip to the movies, or even to have dinner with your grandma at that fancy place she likes by the river, it doesn’t hurt to have one hanging up in your closet.

However, according to Patrick Couderc, the UK managing director for Hérve Léger (the brand most iconically associated with the bandage dress), most women just shouldn’t be wearing them.


In an interview with the Daily Mail this Sunday, Couderc specified that if a woman was either “voluptuous”, had a “very flat chest” or happened to be “a committed lesbian” they should steer clear of bandage dresses.

That doesn’t leave many women, dude.  As a higher-up in a highly profitable fashion brand, are you really sure you want to be making that statement?  Apparently so.

Couderc went on to clarify his positions saying that it’s not that lesbians shouldn’t wear the dress, but that when “you are wearing trousers all your life, you won’t want to buy a Léger dress. Lesbians would want to be rather butch and leisurely.”

For the record, Couderc does not speak on behalf of the entire Hérve Léger family.  In fact, they feel the exact opposite.  “The Herve Leger by Max Azria brand and its parent company, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, are shocked and appalled by Patrick Couderc’s comments made in the Mail on Sunday…
The Herve Leger by Max Azria brand celebrates sensuality, glamour and feminitity without discrimination.”

Looks like somebody is getting fired.  Good riddance.


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