The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Bodycon Dress

 

Bodycon dresses have been consistently popular in recent years and this could be because they’re such a versatile dress style.

These figure-hugging dresses are tightly fitted and, regardless of whether or not you want to look glam or keep it low key, you’ll be able to find a bodycon dress to match your needs.

Investing in a good bodycon dress is the ideal way to show off your figure and you’ll be able to find one more or less anywhere on the highstreet this year, and online retailers such as Missy Empire even stock vast ranges of bodycon dresses so it couldn’t be easier to get your hands on one.

However, many people will avoid buying a bodycon dress because they don’t think it will suit them and, in reality, this type of dress won’t suit everyone but there are plenty of different cuts and styles out there which you can play around with.

Who can wear a bodycon dress?

There isn’t really a limit on who can or cannot wear one of these dresses but they suit some body shapes more than they do others. ‘Bodycon’ comes from ‘body conscious’ and they’re designed to fit curves perfectly.

Similarly, if you’re pregnant, a bodycon dress will hug and accentuate your baby bump so that you can show it off in style, making it the perfect piece to show off your style in you maternity collection.

However, if you feel like you need to smooth out your curves a bit before you step into a bodycon dress, try getting yourself some good shapewear such as these shorts from SPANX.

Generally, the taller you are the better you’ll look in a bodycon dress, but that’s not to say that shorter people can’t still rock the look. If you’re particularly short, aim to find a short dress so that your fabric to skin ratio is as balanced as possible.

How to wear a bodycon dress

The beauty of bodycon dresses is that not only do they look great as a stand alone piece, you can also dress them up or dress them down as much as you desire.

Because they’re so figure-hugging, you may choose to style them with a loose-fitting jacket or cardigan to balance out the look. Denim or leather jackets are always a winner with bodycon dresses.

On the flip side, you can dress them up with accessories of your choosing, such as a statement necklace to add a focal point to the outfit and a clutch bag.

If you’re particularly tall, you can get away with wearing flats such as trainers with a longer bodycon dress for a more casual look. If you’re shorter, a long bodycon dress can seem to drown you so wearing heels is always a good option – you can even opt for heeled sandals if you want to go casual.

For more pointers on how to style your bodycon dress, check out this detailed post which covers everything you need to know.

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