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The Sexiest Dresses of All Time Hervé Leger Bender Dress

Hervé Leger Bender Dress

In the late ‘80s, a descendant (and competitor) of Alaïa’s “Bandage” made a huge splash in the fashion world. French designer Hervé Peugnet sewed together bandagelike strips of Lycra and Spandex to create what was dubbed “The Bender”: a skintight sheath into which celebrities, supermodels, and party animals eagerly squeezed themselves for special occasions. Iman got married in one of them and Kim Kardashian shimmied into another while pregnant  — a true testament to the dress’s ability to both cling and stretch.

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