Here’s the thing about bodycon dresses: they take confidence to wear. While I’ve always considered myself a relatively confident person, when it comes to rocking a bodycon dress I suddenly get shy. Finding a perfect body con always meant that I would be standing in front of the change room mirrors for hours making sure that nothing looked out of place, or showed too much. So, up until this point, bodycon dresses have been a rarity in my style – only popping up from time to time.
Recently while shopping Le Chateau’s outlet store online, I decided to shed my shy-self and try a Bodycon dress. One thing I’ve been a huge fan of this year has been the mock turtleneck necklines as they offer a modest element to a dress or top. While the sleeves on this dress are short and comfortable for the summertime weather, the higher neckline adds a bit more class and sophistication.
So… How do you find your perfect bodycon dress?
The main thing you want to look into when you’re on the hunt for a body con dress is the fabric. Thin knits need to be in the proper size otherwise you risk rocking a very sheer dress, and thicker knits can appear bulky if they are too heavy or fit improperly. The thing about this dress which I enjoy so much is that there are two layers of fabric, one more fitted underneath, and one that just skims the top. This helps create a smoother look.
There are two details that make this dress for me: 1. the elegant neckline, and 2. the detailing on the back. While you cannot see in the photos here, the back of this dress has ruching which is very flattering. Small details like this take a simple bodycon dress from being basic to looking like it was made just for you.
How to you wear a bodycon dress?
While I’ve previously shared how to rock a bodycon dress with confidence, I wanted to share a few key tips to help you look and feel your best while in your body hugging dress:
- If you’re feeling nervous, rock some layers. Layering your bodycon with a cardigan or leather jacket while help create more shape and draw the eye away from the dress, and towards where the hems of those pieces end.
- Wear heels. High heels elongate your body, and will create a slimmer silhouette overall, while flats can really cut-off the leg-line. (Small kitten heels work great, too!)
- Accept yourself, and celebrate your individual beauty. Rather than focusing on the negatives, try to celebrate the positives on your body – maybe you love your hair, smile, eyes, or think you have great legs – note that to yourself rather than nit-picking the things you don’t like.