Kristy’s Knockout Denim: Bandage Pants

by Jaime on August 21, 2010

No, that’s not a typo – we’re here to look at some Bandage pants, in particular of the denim persuasion.

You can thank Herve Leger for this trend – his bandage dresses have taken Hollywood by storm and you’ve probably seen them more times than you can count. Personally, I love the bandage look and find it especially flattering. I wore a black and gray ombre bandage dress to my boyfriend’s Christmas party last year and it was especially flattering.

But back to pants.

My favorite example of this trend is Superfine’s wrap jeans

These jeans have diagonal strips of ribbed knit stretch jersey that almost look like you have ribbons tied around your legs.

Next we have Helmut Lang’s take on this trend, which has bandages almost everywhere that the Superfine wrap leggings don’t: stretch combo denim leggings

These have a stronger color contrast, with blue denim and black panels. The placement of the panels reminds me a little bit of motorcycle jeans. As a legging, I think they might be hard to wear – I’d prefer them as a regular pair of jeans, as I feel uncomfortable wearing leggings if my top doesn’t cover at least to my thigh.

Last we have Rick Owens take on the trend – drkshdw vertical bandage
denim leggings
!! These are distressed black denim leggings with tonal stretch panels. As a legging, I think they’d be much easier to wear than the Helmut Lang since they have less color contrast.

What do you think about Bandage/Panel denim? Would you wear a pair?
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April C August 21, 2010 at 9:58 am

I like the last pair because I have stubby legs… with a lot of bandage denim, the parts that are SUPPOSED to be at my knees are way below my knees, and it’s not quite as flattering

the last pair don’t seem like they have a part that is supposed to be at the knees and even look like they’d make your legs look longer


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