That being said, I don't have a Herve Leger bandage dress in my closet yet. Frankly, since joining the post-grad school world, I don't go to a lot of places that can handle a Herve Leger dress. And, clocking in at $1500+, the average Herve Leger cocktail frock is beyond my "buy it just to have it" budget. Sad, I know.
It seems that the team at Herve Leger have clued into the fact that a slightly more affordable version of their classic styles would go over well. The Herve Leger Essentials collection is considerably more affordable than the runway pieces, but doesn't compromise any of the Herve Leger style. Yes, you can have your Herve Leger bandage dress... and eat something beyond ramen this month too!
Check out a few of my favorite Herve Leger Essentials dresses below. I'm partial to the City dress. This banded, fitted dress is 100% classic Herve Leger, but with a manageable price tag. True investment dressing, but without the actual investment. I'll take it.
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