“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.
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.
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?
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.
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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