The It dress: Bodycon dress

“I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants”–Whitney Houston

One of my goals for this year is to consciously get out of my comfort zone, to take risks and hopefully become a stronger person. After all, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Sartorially too I want to take risks and experiment in my ensembles. I have always shied away from bodycon dresses. Although I have admired them from afar, I thought I would never have the spunk to pull it off.

bodycon dress style

A party night staple, the body con dress goes back to 1980s when Tunisian born couturier, Azzedine Alaia, first put it in the fashion map. Alaia soon came to be known as “King of Cling.” However, it was legendary designer Hervé Léger who really made this silhouette a force to be reckoned with in late 80s and early 90s. Since then the bodycon dress has been making fashion waves in many avatars. It has been called bender or bandage dress because of how it clings to you and molds the figure.

bodycon dress style

Clingy dresses have never been my friend. Post baby, there was no way I thought I would start incorporating this style in my wardrobe. However, after seeing my favourite Christina Hendricks pulling it off so audaciously well in Mad Men, I thought why not give it a try?

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS at Promo Shoot for Mad Men Season 5

bodycon style

I brought this dress with trepidation. But as someone very wisely said confidence is one accessory that will never go out of style. So I put my most confident self and donned this vibrant bodycon dress. If you have been eyeing this style from far and want to wear it then opt for printed ones in vivacious hues as opposed to solid colours. It gives an almost illusion affect. If you are wary of short dresses then throw in tights and never forget to accessorise it appropriately.

bodycon style

bodycon dress

bodycon dress style

Dress: Marks& Spencer (similar), Coat: Jessica Simpson (old), Earrings: Accessorize, Bag: Osprey London (old) 

Colours have been my best friend for ages and there is no way that I was going to pass on this dress just because of my doubts. Although I was initially going for dark opaque tights, I thought why not up the ante of the outfit with sheer ones. Sheer tights have been making a comeback thanks to Saint Laurent catwalk last September. I have added a basic black bag and some statement earrings to complete my look. Finally, I have added my warm quilted jacket because it was 0 degree Celsius outside. In any case, feeling cold and turning blue is not a fashionable look no matter how high the style stakes are!

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16 thoughts on “The It dress: Bodycon dress

  1. You look gorgeous! the print looks amazing on you 🙂 and christina hendricks is amazing ❤
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  2. I just read a couple of posts. How like how’d you do it???? 😀 hehe New mama and you look sooo good in the bodycon 😀 Also, I like how you didn’t go overboard with accessories and things and let the dress do the talking 🙂 Love the colors as well as the bag.

  3. Love the colours of the dress. I agree about confidence. I have a friend who’s on the heavier side but when she walks into a room, heads turn because even if she’s wearing a short dress, she carries it off with such panache, you can’t help but think she looks good!!

  4. Aww the I like the choice of sheer tights as opposed to opaque one. The colours do reflect your vivacious personality. Go on gal and enlighten us more. Will wait to hear more.

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