A bodycon dress is an outfit that hugs your body from the bust to the lower hem. It comes in three lengths: knee, mid thigh and upper thigh. Just like any other outfit, it’s made from different materials including: cotton, lycra and polyester blend.
Tips on how to wear the dress
Be cautious of your figure: The cool thing with the dress is that you can wear it during the day and night. When wearing it, the most important factor that you should consider is your figure. Here are the different body figures:
Hourglass: You have wide hips and chest and a well defined waist. The best outfit to go for is a bodycon dress that doesn’t cling too much on your body.
Apple: You have an apple figure if you have broad hips, stomach and no waist definition. You should avoid the bodycon dress if you have this figure as you have an appearance of roundness and lack of body shape.
Pear shaped: With a pear shape you have a small chest and broad hips. Experts recommend that you avoid the bodycon dress as the clinging material will emphasize your hips making your body look unbalanced and ill-proportioned.
Inverted triangle: Many call this figure a heart shaped figure. If you have this figure you have a large bust, narrow hips and no waist definition. You should avoid wearing the bodycon dress as the dress will emphasize the triangular shape of your body giving you the illusion of extra broad upper body.
Play around with proportions: If you have the right figure for the outfit you should play around with the dress to accentuate your look. You can wear an outfit with padded shoulders to emphasize your curvy waist and bottom. You can also play around with different textures, lines, lengths and prints.
Accessorize it: To improve your look you should accessorize the dress. Some of the items that you can use as accessories are:
Shoes: The shoes that you wear depend on the time and occasion. If wearing the outfit in an evening, you should wear boots with stiletto heels. If wearing the outfit during the day you should wear flat shoes. If it’s warm, you should wear sandals.
Belts: Belts break the monotony of the outfit. You can go with a belt that matches or contrasts the color of the dress. When buying the belt you should consider your body size, event and time.