Never being one who’s ever had a dangerous curves or a super hot body, I’m surprised that I even own a few bodycon dresses…
The very first bodycon dress I tried on, was a black Moschino number when I used to live and work in Taipei, Taiwan in the late 90’s.
I was not quite sure what went through my mind when I looked in the mirror in the change room back then?! I was either feeling over confident, or simply being naive; thinking that somehow magic would happen and I’d pull it off… So I saved up and purchased my first bodycon dress!
Well, let me tell you what the destiny of this black bodycon dress was. After wearing it for two photo shoots, so I had safely documented it, this Moschino creation hasn’t been worn ever since…
You’d think I would have learnt the lesson, wouldn’t you?!
However, several years later, after I had moved back to Sydney from Taipei, I went to check out a Versace factory outlet which was held at Sydney Town Hall. After an intense carpet search through the large warehouse space seeing thousands of items from accessories to garments… Guess what my selection was at the end? A hot pink Versace ( jeans culture ) bodycon dress!
I totally couldn’t resist the lolly-bright hot-pink! To me, it was sexy and ‘oh-so-sweet’!! So, there and then, I purchased my second bodycon dress.
If I had any doubts about wearing this hot pink, attention grabbing Versace piece; it’s because I had completely forgotten the lesson I learnt from my black Moschino. The ‘hard work’ that’s involved in nailing the look; not only did I have to wear a push up bra, I also needed to suck my stomach in – all the time. ( or at least most of the time when not sitting… )
Basically, if we are not top models or have killer curves, this style could be a wrong choice ( or even a nightmare ). The figure hugging style and the pencil skirt line can really show our shape in an unflattering manner; instead of showing our fabulousness.
However, no matter loving it or doubting it, the bodycon dress is no doubt super sexy! And it seems always stay in trend.
Lately I seem to fall for those long-sleeve design, and I always love those cover-up style with touching-knee length. The low cut style appears a bit ‘try hard’ to me… BUT, having said that, if you have a killer body, why not go for it?!
What’s the worst thing that could happen to you by dressing too sexy? You tell me! 😉
Photography by : Road Wang