One of fashion’s hottest trends will always be the body-conscious or body-con dress. These form-fitting styles always catch the attention of fashion lovers everywhere because who doesn’t like to see the beautiful contours of an hourglass shape? Body-con dresses cling to the lines and curves that everyone likes to flaunt but often times showcases parts of our body’s we’d like to hide.
There’s a definite art and list of strategies when it comes to wearing body-con dresses. You might be hoping to hide a little extra weight around your middle, showcase your long legs, or even create the illusion of an hourglass shape.
If you’re planning on adding body-con dresses to your wardrobe, here are 7 strategies to help you style them.
How To Keep Them Casual
One thing about body-con dresses is that they’re the perfect uniform for a sexy date or a fabulous night out with the girls. What about when you want to keep your look a little more casual? Most might think that these dresses are exclusively for dressier situations, but two items that you probably already own will help you keep your body-con look stylish yet casual.
Rihanna has always been known to be a fashion trendsetter and she keeps her body-con dress casual with sneakers. In a sleek and stylish all-black outfit, she pairs a Cotton Spandex Jersey Bustier Dress from American Apparel and styles it with black hi-top Converse and an oversized black satchel. Although the sneakers help add to the casual aspect of the look, the cami body-con dress is an easy way to create a simpler looking outfit.
While it might be easy to dress up denim jeans, denim jackets are a quick addition to creating a casual outfit. Fashion blogger, Tia Wong, shows this perfectly. Wong wears a Swell Karob stripe midi dress that she pairs with Sergio Rossi Godiva Suede Pumps. Alone, the dress and pumps might create a simpler yet dressier outfit, but adding the denim jacket helps tone down the look of this body-con dress.