Hervé L. Leroux pioneered the creation of the bandage dress, made up of layers of elasticated fabric, woven around like a bandage to create a dress that would mold and shape the wearer's figure by holding in bulges, lifting up the bust and straightening the back.
I personally find the bandage dress to be extremely flattering and feminine and it seems I am not alone.
After its revival in 2007 the bandage dress has been ever present on the red carpet and generally on movie starts everywhere.
Here are some of the stars that have showed of their curves in this flattering garment
If you are considering making your own bandage dress I have found a tutorial that is pretty helpful:
I consider attempting to make a bandage dress myself in the near future so I will probably be back with an update.