How I Style: Bodycon Dresses

Post date: Wednesday 4 December 2013

About a year ago this Lazy Oaf Batman dress was everywhere, thanks to Cheryl Cole being papped in it. I love graphic pieces, especially those depicting movie characters, and so I knew I needed it in my wardrobe. However, I definitely could not bring myself to spend £60 on it so I bought some kind of label-less rip-off from Amazon. (I'm pretty sure I'm breaking a million fashion blogging rules there by admitting to owning a rip-off, oops!)
The main reason I didn't want to drop 60 big ones on it is because I never wear body-con clothes. They're so restricting and cling to my belly, making me feel guilty for not looking like the size 4 model that was wearing them on the website. As I clicked the "confirm purchase" button, I knew deep in my heart that I would never wear it, but alas I bought it anyway. 
For a year it has sat in my wardrobe, moping about the fact that all its friend's get worn everyday of the week, leaving it feeling lonely and useless. A few days ago I pulled it out and decided that I was going to have to wear it one day, and so I searched through my closet to find things I could wear with it. I pulled out my go-to red velvet skater skirt, and navy chunky knit sweater and a light bulb went on in my brain; I could wear it as a top with the skirt, and as a skirt with the jumper! Ingenious, right?
So now I have two ways to wear this dress, and maybe I will finally be able to get the £10 I spent on it, worth out of it.

How do you style body-con pieces?
KJ xo
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  1. I usually don't wear bodycon pieces either because they're just so clingy and I can't eat anything because of the major food baby going on. But I really like the way you got around the issue, I might have to try that soon! (:

    not haute

  2. I didn't even think about these two options! I only have one body con dress, but I always wear it tucked into my high waisted shorts.

  3. That's such a cute body con dress!! I have an Avengers one and I do the exact same thing with the skirt and the sweater :)