A bandage dress has long been associated with being the attire of the wounded and ill. It was designed by Azzeddine Alaïa in the mid 1970s and has been widely associated with the French fashion designer Hervé Lecerf. The dress itself has been described as being similar to an embroidered hospital gown but with a more modernized look. It was first worn during the fashion and music festivals in Africa and the Middle East in the 1980s and was also worn at the Cannes Film Festival. While the traditional design of the dress has not changed much over time, the color combination and pattern have become more complex and colorful. In recent years the color combinations used in the bandage dress have become more sophisticated.
The dress now comes in many different patterns and colors but remains mostly white. The primary colors associated with the bandage dress are: white, black, and red. The style of dress may be accessorized with different fabrics or other items. For example, the white of the dress may be adorned with colored beads, sequins, and other small objects. Many people wear them as jewelry as well.
The bandages are removed once the event has ended and many people choose to wear the dress again. This means that the dress must be cleaned frequently and taken care of properly before wearing again. A good rule of thumb is to wash the dress after every use to avoid a build up of dust and dirt. Once cleaned, dry in place and hang to dry, this will prevent it from becoming wrinkled and will also make sure that the color does not fade and become discolored over time.