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Herve Leger Shopping Guide: Fabric Variations

By Bebefuzz

Herve Leger is well known for its figure flattering fit. Though most Herve Leger fabric is a blend of rayon, nylon and spandex, these body-con dresses can vary greatly in firmness and thickness. This guide will go over some of the more common Herve Leger fabric types, including vintage pieces. :)

Dresses that retail under $1100

Amanda Bynes in bandage dress

Generally, dresses that retail under $1100 will usually stretch more. The pink dress worn by Amanda Bynes is the v-essential, and originally retailed for $975. The fabric of these dresses is still very thick and heavy when comparing to other brands. These dresses may lack features (diagonal banding, trim detailing, front zip, etc) that make the dress more firm, or it may be slightly thinner than more expensive Herve Leger dresses.

Dresses that are individually banded

green front zip herve leger dress

These dresses require more time and skill to make. Each band is painstakingly sewn to each other to create a dress. The smaller the bands, the firmer the hold of the dress! Because separate bands already create a very firm hold, the fabric is usually slightly thinner.

Dresses that are faux banded and retail over $1100

woman in red bodycon dress

These dresses will also usually have superb shaping! Its firm hold comes from being a little extra thick or having unique slimming features such as additional trim, sophisticated line placement, etc. The placement of bands and trim can make a dress's hold much more firm.

Dresses that are vintage (non-couture)

white vintage Herve Leger

Vintage Herve Leger that are not in the couture line are the thinnest of all of the Herve Leger dresses. They are also the stretchiest out of all of the dresses.

Dresses that are vintage couture

vintage Herve Leger couture dress

wearing vintage Herve Leger couture dress, small navy classic double flap Chanel, Ann Taylor sandals

Finally, Herve Leger couture is usually individually banded fabric that has a super firm hold. These dresses usually do not stretch as much and run very small too! These dresses were custom made for clients. When purchasing, pay special attention to the measurements.

***Please note that there are always exceptions. Some dresses that retail under $1100 will have a very firm hold like the Herve Leger Carmen dress, and some dresses that cost $1600 will be thinner. But, for most dresses, the above statements are true.

We hope that you found this Herve Leger fabric guide helpful! If you enjoyed it, take a look at our most slimming Herve Leger dresses article. Thanks always for reading!

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