Thanks to the stylish Herve Leger, the popularity of bodycon clothes (short for body conscious) has been on the constant rise. While this style can hug your beautiful curves, it can make you look trashy – or trying hard – if not worn or styled well. Be able to rock this trend like a supermodel with these handy style tips.
Be on the Dark Side
If you are conscious about your shape, then make sure to choose bodycon clothes in darker colors. Not only are they traditional and sophisticated colors, they can make you look slimmer as well.
Since bodycon items are so tight-fitting, do not match them shape-hugging pieces. For example, if you want to wear a bodycon top, pair it with a midi skirt or an A-line skirt. If you plan on rocking a bodycon skirt, then combine it with a loose, airy top.
Shapewear is your Savior
If you are on the plus size of the spectrum, you can still wear bodycon dresses. Avoid the unsightly bulges that can come with this contouring dress by wearing shapewear like Spanx. Heck, even Jessica Alba admits to wearing it! Another piece that can smooth out of your shape (and prevent panty peeks) is a high-waisted footless pantyhose.
Mind the Occasion
Bodycon pieces are so form-fitting that they might be deemed ‘inappropriate’ for some occasions. This will only be the case if you go bodycon all the way. You can still wear these items at work or at dressier occasions, as long as you balance the look with appropriate pieces. For example, if you plan on taking it to the office, wear it with a formal blazer and nude pumps.
Styling Can Make (or Break) the Look
Although bodycon clothes are for modish occasions, you can tone them down for school wear and casual outfits as well. For example, wearing a tight bodycon skirt with sneakers can shift your look from sexy to sporty.
Bodycon is a trend that you should not be scared of. With the right styling and accessorizing, you can get the sexy look instantly!