Look gorgeous and shapely in a Bodycon style party dress
Among the wide plethora of party dress trends which are making their way to many a wardrobe, the Bodycon party dress is one of those unique party dress styles which is not only body-hugging, but is also suitable for those who are larger and curvier, and therefore possibly not comfortable with the prospect of a dress which hugs their curves. This dress, however, if worn correctly and with the right styling, will accentuate your curves or if required, will provide the illusion of curves!
By definition, a Bodycon dress is a dress of varying length, which hugs the body from the torso to the mid-thigh; usually the entirety of the dress hugs whichever length it ends at, be it the upper/mid thigh or knees. The dress is usually made of lycra, which allows it to stretch across the body. Various strap variations are available; one can avail of conservative sleeves and v-necks or opt for off-shoulder and sleeveless versions. It is usually recommended to understand your body type and figure out what you are trying to accentuate and what you would prefer having camouflaged by your dress; this will make dress selection a simple task.
Various body types can benefit from wearing a Bodycon style party dress, which adds to its versatility. While one should be forewarned that lack of foresight pertaining to wearing this dress could lead to an unflattering fit, this guide will serve as a base on which one could base their choice and style of dress. For hourglass figures, a bodycon dress with a high neck and low back will accentuate the curves and will work well. For those with apple-shaped bodies, a belt will help add an hourglass effect as it will balance the broadness of the hips and add definition to the waist. This also applies for those who are pear-shaped; it should be noted that while Bodycon dresses are not normally recommended for this body shape, the use of a belt will serve as a saving grace for pear-shaped women who want to try this dress on.
Accessorizing a Bodycon party dress is of supreme importance, and it is imperative to pay attention while selecting complementary accessories and shoes to go with one’s dress. For those who want to wear short bodycon dresses but do not want to expose skin, tights and leggings in contrasting materials and hues will come to the rescue and lend a chic look to the outfit. Ankle or mid-thigh length boots are recommended to complete the look. For a daytime party, it would be best to pair the dress with jeweled flat sandals and a clutch purse in order to exude class and elegance. For the more formal evening events, a suitable piece of statement Jewellery such as a cuff bracelet or choker necklace will add glamour to the look while a pair of classic black stilettos will make a statement without going over the top. A pair of elaborate chandelier earrings can also be worn in order to add to the dramatic, glamorous look.
A bodycon party dress is great for all women, and what it needs the most is confidence on behalf of the wearer. Be sure therefore to choose your length and style keeping in mind your best attributes and accessorize wisely.