Fact: There's nothing like jumping on the Herve Bandage Dress revival to say, "I'm a starlet, and you know it." Fact: It was only a matter of time before somebody rummaged through Herve's laundry bin and reappropriated the dress in a slightly inappropriate fashion. Fact: It was Larsen Gray, with their "Banded" dress, at right. The funny thing is, girls don't forego dinner to sling themselves in a bandage dress for the way it looks - the dress is secretly famous for "sucking you up" with a full body Spanx effect, while making other people (men) think you just look like Gisele. So if Larsen Gray's version's made of anything other than the magical stretch fabric Herve uses (it is), then the purpose of the dress goes out the window, and you're just left with a vaguely familiar stripe pattern on 100% cotton. PS. Does anyone else think it's a little gutsy for these knock-offs and semi-knock-offs to tout names so evocative of the originals?