Do you have tight bodycon dress in your closet that you just never seem to wear? The thought of its form-fitting, figure-hugging cut is enough to make you shudder with self-consciousness? Well, not any more! We give you a few useful styling tips for wearing a bodycon dress that will help you channel your inner diva and feel fabulous! Follow these dos and don’ts for wearing it right and feeling great.
1. Do Show Off Your Best Feature
It may hug you all over, but you can still use it to flaunt your best assets. A strapless dress or even a halter neck can show off toned shoulders and killer collarbones. A super short length can flaunt gorgeous legs - pick one that accentuates your best feature!
2. Don’t Forget Shapewear
Ladies, shapewear is a blessing and there’s no shame in getting a little help to make you look and feel better. Shaping underwear can flatten a not-so-flat tummy, smoothen bulges, conceal panty lines and just help you feel more fantastic.
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3. Do Layer It
If it makes you feel self-conscious, then throw on a loose cardigan or a flowy cape since they’re so in now. You can also add a well-cut blazer for a more polished edge to your ensemble and even make it office-appropriate.
4. Don’t Wear Flats
A bodycon dress screams glam, don’t kill the vibe with flats. Heels will help amp up the look, while also elongating your frame and helping your silhouette appear slimmer. Pumps, stilettos and even wedges work - whichever you’re comfortable with.If you’re not comfortable wearing heels, opt for comfy flatforms and low wedges.
5. Do Pick Thicker Fabrics
Avoid thin materials like jersey, which are super clingy and may exaggerate the wrong areas. Instead, make sure your dress is made from thicker material as it won’t accentuate problem areas too much. Detailing like ribs and paneling also help to create a more structured and neat look.
6. Don’t Over-Accessorize
Let the dress be the showstopper and keep the accessories minimal to avoid looking OTT. A few key pieces like a watch, dangling earrings and a clutch are enough to keep the look tasteful.
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7. Do Choose A Dark Colour
Opt for a dark colour to help you feel more confident since we all know they’re way more flattering. You can’t go wrong with classic black - it’s sexy, and it can help conceal your problem areas. So get your hands on an LBB – little black bodycon! :P
8. Don’t Be Shy
Confidence is sexy, it’s your best accessory. Being self-conscious, tugging at your hemline constantly, crossing your arms in front of you – it’s all going to kill the look. Flaunt what you got, hold your head high and rock the look with confidence - and no one will be able to fault you.
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Published on May 12, 2016