The beauty of a bodycon dress is it works well as a standalone ‘fit or can be used as a base you can layer for the cooler temps. With this in mind, there is a dress code when it comes to the bodycon, just a few golden rules to follow to maximize the look. These tight-fitting dresses allow you to accentuate your figure effortlessly – hence the name, which is coined from “body-conscious.”
Dress to impress and don’t overdo it. Here’s four golden rules to help you style them.
Bodycon Dress Rule #1: Accentuate Your Best Features
When selecting a bodycon, you will want to choose one that shows off your best assets. Opt for one with a bit of cleavage like our Ruched Cutout Bodycon Dress if your chest is your treasure. This one has a spicy cutout underneath your boobs, which is super flattering and strikes a nice balance between sexy and classy.
If you have wide hips and want to show off your hourglass figure, our Floral Print Bodycon Mini Dress is your bestie. Featuring ruched drawstring sides and a v-neckline, this style cinches everything together and gives you a long, lean look. Throw on a pair of black strappy heels to make your legs look sky high.
Snag our Ribbed Cutout Bodycon Dress to accentuate your snatched waist. Featuring cami straps and side cutouts, this gem makes you look long and lean and the ribbed knit fabric hugs all the right places.
Bodycon Dress Rule #2: Avoid Flats
You will want to avoid flats with your bodycon and instead go for something with a bit of elevation that will flatter your figure. This is particularly important if you are rocking a mini dress because flats can make your legs look shorter and wider. If you are going down the flats route, we vote select a pair of sneakers and pair them with a longer bodycon such as a midi or maxi, which are great styles for making you look taller. Explore our new arrivals in shoes for stilettos, kitten heels, chunky wedges, and everything in between.
Bodycon Dress Rule #3: Don’t Over-accessorize
Let your dress be the statement and keep accessories to a minimum when it comes to bodycons. Take our Cutout Bodycon Dress in taupe or green as an example. This one features a front O-ring and plunging neckline with a heathered design. The fabric lends itself to not accessorizing at all, but a simple gold necklace or gold hoops can work well. For some bodycons, especially longer length ones, you may want to cinch in your waist with a belt. When it comes to accessories, we recommend choosing only one, whether it is a necklace, a pair of dangly earrings, or a belt to avoid distracting from the dress.
Bodycon Dress Rule #4: Layer It
When layering your bodycon with a jacket, you will want to play around with lengths. A cropped jacket works well with a midi length or maxi dress, or go for a long flannel over your mini dress for a cute, casual day look. Throw on our Halter Bodycon Dress in taupe or black and rock it with a cropped denim or leather jacket. We love this look for spring and evenings when there is a chill in the air and you need an extra layer.
The beauty of a bodycon dress is that you can wear them constantly and not feel like you’re rocking the same thing. Switch it up with some simple accessories, or use your dress as a base layer in the cooler temps. Throw a sweater over the top or rock your fav bodycon with a parka to stay warm. There are so many fun ways to style them. Explore our new arrivals in dresses to get your hands on your next fav clothing item.