10 Ways to Make the Body Con Dress Work for You
Celebrities love showing off their svelte selves on the red carpet, so it’s no wonder one sizzling hot dress has been heating up Hollywood.
The body conscious dress -- or “body con” -- takes cue from the figure-hugging Herve Leger bandage dress which, as its name implies, feels like a second skin. Made to hug every single curve, it’s designed to proudly show off your shape–but not everyone has the confidence to pull off this super tight style.
“The body con dress, or by its full name body conscious dress, shouldn’t leave you feeling self-conscious about your body,” insists celebrity stylist Ali Levine. “Most women believe you have to have the perfect figure to rock this hot trend, but that is not particularly true. Choose the right undergarment to help smooth out your curves, such as Miraclesuit Shapewear or SPANX. Certain prints of the dress can also make your body appear to have an hourglass shape.”
“Remember confidence is the best accessory and prints are your best friends,” adds Levine.
“The body con dress can be your best friend or worst nightmare,” says model and style expert Jaimie Hilfiger. “Some may think this dress is a quick and simple solution to achieving the perfect evening look while others beg to differ. It really all depends on how you wear it according to your body shape and size.”
Sure, you may want to squeeze in an extra session or two at the gym first to pull off this look without holding your breath, but there are some simple ways to still rock it, even if you don’t have a body of a supermodel (and really, how many of us do?).
Check out these dos and don’ts from the pros below: