Style We Love: Bodycon

May 8, 2009

Daily Digest

Style We Love: Bodycon

Forget the spandex revolution from the Eighties which probably frightened you off the style – in 2009 this bodysuit-like dress has made a comeback. 

Take the Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole for example.  Her signature dress style is known as “Body con” which is short for body conscious. With a figure like hers who would blame her for showing it off.

The vampy Samantha from Sex and the City Look is a going out dress that will turn heads wherever you go. The “body con” dress is a figure hugging look, which may seem hard to imagine wearing at first, but by keeping your hair soft and your accessories limited, it can give a nod to the Eighties without looking fancy dress.

The most renowned “Body con” type dress is perhaps the Herve Leger bandage dress. We wrote about it back in February where we found a fabulous imitation of the dress for €70. Catch up on the article here.  Of course, there is more to Bodycon than a Herve Leger type bandage dress…

Jonathan Saunders Bodycon dress

Sienna Miller showed off her body at an Awards ceremony in Las Vegas wearing a futuristic looking Bodycon dress by Jonathan Saunders.  Quite an unusual choice for Sienna  Miller who’s statement style is normally boho (bohemian), her minimal jewels allowed the dress to take centre stage while black sandals by Sergio Rossi showed off her legs (OK so the dress was a tad on the short side but they are great legs aren’t they?).  The body-con number had quite a severe pattern, not something I myself would’ve picked off the peg!

Alexander Wang

The actress Diane Kruger rocked up to an art party in New York wearing a Bodycon Alexander Wang Stretch Mesh Combo dress (€795). The black and turquoise colours were an amazing combination. To go with her dress, Kruger accessorised with a Chanel bag and suede, pointy shoes.

To find your own version of Bodycon, look to Reiss which has both dresses shown above:

(Far right) Luca cobalt blue Body con dress Reiss (€153) also available in black.
Celina Cream coloured sexy cap sleeved dress Reiss (€164). This dress is ideally worn under a blazer.

Coast and Oasis have similar, less expensive offerings. Enjoy showing off that figure girl!

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