While these Bodycon Dresses may be everywhere , they’re not for everyone. Of course Angelina Jolie looks amazing in strapless black leather. And style icon Diane Kruger rocks a bandage dress like nobody else. But for a woman with either a surplus or a complete lack of curves, the cut needs to be perfect and the silhouette must be slimming — only then will the result will be sexy, balanced perfection. Hence, today we intend to help all you lovely ladies who are in love with Bodycons but believe they don’t have the body to carry it off.
In order to carry off a Bodycon outfit, you need to be confident about your body, not conscious of it. There is a general feeling that all a Bodycon outfit does is accentuate one’s flaws. This is true only in instances where the person wearing it has not mastered the art of creating an illusion of perfection. If you know how to rock them, Bodycon outfits are a very convenient and great-looking addition to your wardrobe.
Below are some tips to Master the Art of the Bodycon Dress:
1. SHAPEWEAR TO YOUR RESCUE
Invest in some good quality shapewear to tuck in any extra flab and shape up your waist and bust. Even if you are of a slender frame, it is still a good idea to wear some shapewear underwear under your bodycon dress. They help smooth out the entire look and you won’t have to keep worrying about bra impressions or panty lines showing. When you don’t have to worry about your underwear making an appearance, you will automatically look and feel more confident.
2. DONT BARE IT ALL
It is not about skin show. So instead of opting for a very revealing dress, try to keep it classy. Since you’re already showing off your figure with a tight-fitting dress, showing skin on top of that may end up looking tacky. So opt for dresses with long sleeves, or those that are calf-length. The overall look should remain sophisticated.
3. BE AN ILLUSIONIST
If you feel your heavy hips may not look good in a bodycon dress, take a leaf out of Kate Winslet’s book. Kate’s dress has contrasting colours, with the black on the sides making her waist look smaller. The black acts as an outline for her figure, emphasising the curves and making her look shapelier.
4. PICK THE RIGHT COLORS
Dark colours are generally more slimming. So if you’re wearing a bodycon outfit for the first time, start with a dark shade like a deep purple or blue.
5. MINIMALISE THE ACCESSORIES
Keep your accessories to a minimum. Your dress is making a bold statement, so your accessories can be kept simple. And the accessories must always go with the dress. Don’t go for anything too wacky, the accessory is just there to subtly enhance the dress, not to overpower it.
6. LET YOUR HEELS DO THE TALKING
Dust out your high heels! Wear your high heels with your bodycon dress. The heels will give you better posture and make your back look taut as well. The added height will also give you more confidence and show you to your best advantage.
7. LAYERING IS THE KEY
You can always layer your bodycon dress with a shrug, jacket or even a stole if you’re feeling too conscious. Just make sure that whatever you decide to layer the dress with complements it.
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So no more fearing the Bodycon!
It’s time to embrace your curves and look fabulous doing it!