It was the weekend and I am feeling a little confident and dressy so I decided to sport my bodycon dress though I know I don’t have that perfect body to rock it. But who cares?! I love the dress and my judgement tells me that it looks okay anyway (give it to me just this time okay?).
A bodycon dress is shortcut for body conscious dress that takes cue from the figure-hugging Herve Leger bandage dress. They say sporting it is a bold statement of self-esteem and body confidence (hahaha! made me laugh at myself for a while there). It is a style that is made to hug every single curve, it’s designed to proudly show off your shape. But seriously, don’t stress yourself too much on having this certain “shape” to wear a bodycon. You don’t have to be a size zero to rock this trend. Here are some tips for you if you plan into sporting a bodycon dress.
Go Dark – if you are a bit conscious with your body, opt for darker shade. Not only it is chic, it is always on trend (take cue on the little black dress). Plus it creates a slimmer figure.
Lock on the waistline – again you don’t have to be a size zero to rock that bodycon. Look for a design that accentuates the waistline. Look slimmer by wearing something that features black or darker panel sides.
Layer Up – If a bodycon makes you so self-conscious, don’t stress yourself out! layer it up by adding a loose-fitting cardigan or a little oversized jacket. A tailored blazer can also make this sexy look more polished and office-friendly.
Go For Thicker Fabrics – Personally, this is a great way to minimize the bulges you don’t want to show. Choose a more structured design as it skims down your waist and shape over your hips, without creating extra bulges.
Important Note: Wearing the right underwear is very crucial with body con dresses. Make sure you wear the right one. Visible panty lines can be disastrous and distracting!