How to style a bodycon dress the right way?

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We have all been through that moment, standing in front of the mirror wanting to flaunt those feminine curves in a signature bodycon dress. But first and foremost, one needs to realize that different body types have different requirements when it comes to styling a bodycon dress. Everyone wants to feel fantastic in a bodycon dress! So Jolene is here to help you get that flawless look so that you can step out looking perfect, fashionable and most of all empowered in the most phenomenal way. 

Here are some tips and tricks that can help you bring your A game when it comes to styling a bodycon dress. 

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Fit is the way to go

Bodycon, a short form for body conscious is all about being aware of your body. Always choose a bodycon dress that is a snug fit and is neither too tight or loose with a comfort factor accentuating your figure in the best possible way. Try finding the right kind of fabric that works for your body. 

Layers, layers, layers

Bodycon dress being a classic style can be styled with jackets, blazers, cardigans or an oversized shirt for a more versatile look as it adds more depth and dimension to your style. Opt for a full/regular length cardigan or an over-shirt for a casual and chic look or add on a structured or a fitted blazer for a formal look. 


Always understand your body proportions before styling your dress. If you are self-conscious about your midsection throw on a blazer/ shirt/ cardigan to lengthen your body for a balanced look. If you are curvier, opt for a bodycon dress that nips you at the waist at a knee length and choose a full length or midi with flare if you are petite to elongate your frame.  


Elevate your look by adding on statement accessories such as chunky necklaces, bracelets and earrings for a more glamorous look. Cinch your waist with an exaggerated or a simple belt to add an element of extra to your simple bodycon dress. If you are wearing a simple bodycon, add a statement bag or shoes to your ensemble to create a look that stands out in a crowd. Choose accessories that perfectly fits your personality to add a personal touch to your styled look. 


No “Body” is perfect! For extra support you can wear shapewear underneath for a smooth and streamlined silhouette. Choose the shapewear that brings out the best of your feminine curves.  

 Prints and colors

Choose colors that really bring out your mood and personality as it flatters your skin tone. Neutral tones will give you a sharper and more sophisticated look for a more formal occasion. Don’t be afraid to play with bold and fun colors and mix and match prints to achieve an individualistic and expressive look. 

 Texture play 

Take your look one step forward by mixing and matching different textures with your bodycon dress reflecting your attention to details when it comes to styling your bodycon dress. Play with different types of materials to create an interesting look. For example : Pair your casual ribbed bodycon dress with sequin or embroidered outerwear for a glam look, or pair it up with a leather jacket for a more edgy look.

Find the right pair of shoes  

 Put together a pair of sneakers or flat sandals with your bodycon dress for a casual look. Add on edgy boots ,chunky shoes and unconventional sandals with the right kind of stockings to achieve an eccentric and bold look. If you want to exude a more feminine look, strappy heels, wedges, ballet shoes and platforms is the way to go.  

In all essence, fashion has always been about celebrating and empowering the beauty of a human inside and out. While the tips will be worthwhile in elevating your look, never forget to embrace the most important thing that is your confidence!!  

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