Welcome to Bodycon Dresses 2.0
Last week I brought you 5 floral print blouses you need this summer; this week find out what bodycon dresses should be tickling your fancy with me your host Faded Spring. From ombre lace, to this seasons hottest trend -embroidery- find out what 5 bodycon dresses you need this summer. While many might consign the humble ‘bodycon dress’ to the back of their closet post-clubbing phase, the versatility of the bodycon dress transcends all uni social events and in many cases is sophisticated, refined and sensual. Pair bodycon dresses with sky high stilettos for cocktail parties, while a hipster vibe demands a floppy hat and matching booties. Whatever your ‘bodycon style’ make sure you go hard or go home!
The lace bodycon dress oozes fun and sensuality. While many might think it best suited to ‘clubbing’ or social events, an ombre lace dress with applique trim as shown above will create a classic look and silhouette, without looking overly formal. While it is not a casual bodycon dress style, there are of course plenty of casual bodycon dresses with a lace trim as shown below that are suitable regardless of occasion. The key to nailing lace is to allow the lace bodycon dress to become the centre of attention by keeping accessories to a minimum. A simple statement necklace and a watch, with a bag to match the dress should suffice, while keeping heels to a simplistic design too.
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2. The Casual Embroidered Bodycon Dress
The embroidery trend has shown no signs of releasing its crown as ‘summers most loved trend’ in 2017 and its easy to see why. Effortless, cool yet stylish, the embroidery bodycon dress can come across as refined without trying to hard, a key feature of nailing summer style. From sheer embroidered lace bodycon dresses to embroidered applique detailing, out of the 5 bodycon dress trends, the ’embroidered version’ is undoubtedly my favourite. Wear white with green and red mesh embroidered detailing for a summer holiday, while a black version, with forest applique overlay creates a cool hipster vibe. Whatever your bodycon tribe, do it right with Faded Spring 😉
Shop The Embroidered Bodycon Look Below
3. The Mesh Overlay Bodycon Dress
The mesh-overlay bodycon dress draws parallels with beloved cult favourite Self-Portraits architectural designs. While Self- Portrait typically uses a ‘skater’ or a-line silhouette, a bodycon dress still uses the same signature mesh overlay or cut tailoring but in a tighter format. Wear a maxi version for formal events or get cracking onto shorter leggy versions for a night on the town. To score real style points go for a neutral colour like black or white and keep styling to a minimum. After all if you are wearing a beautiful mesh gown, the last thing you want to be doing is to over accessorize. Mind you if you are my friend A then the more accessories the better!
Shop The Mesh Overlay Bodycon Dress Look Below
4. The Metallic Lurex Bodycon Dress
Buying into the 60’s version of ‘space age couture’, a lurex dress is ideal for nights out on the town and is this summers answer to sequins. After all I love sequins but there is no way I am wearing them in this heat! Metallic lurex is lightweight and choosing a version that is either bardot or off the shoulder lends a bit of sex appeal to a look, while silver or gold truly stands out underneath those god damn club lights that you like so much! Pair with matching metallic accessories for a modern version of the popular 60’s space age aesthetic.
Shop The Metallic Lurex Bodycon Dress Look Below
5. The Wrapover Bodycon Dress
The wrapover or assymetric hemline bodycon dress is a style that is associated with brands like PLT, Boohoo and Miss Pap and its easy to see why. Spaghetti straps linking into a wrapover sweetheart bodice creates the illusion of a fuller cleavage while an asymmetrical hem creates longer looking legs-not that I need any help in that department i’m practically a leggy giraffe . The wrapover bodycon dress can be worn in either maxi, midi or mini form and it is its ruching around the bodice and the ahem ASS-sets that buy into the notion of a ‘traditional bodycon dress’. The key to nailing the wrapover dress is to wear one block colour like pink, black or even something zestier like orange to accentuate the intricate dress detailing.
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What Bodycon Dress Style Do You Like Best?
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