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March 30, 2010

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Ore

I think I'd be dead without my BC's lol
I have the bow tights too :)
And yes the motel dresses are basically tops...not quite long enough!

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Israel

lol i don't even have a b-con dress, but i really need to get one, as you seem obsessed with them- so they must b pretty awesome. LoL, i am really flat chested so i completely understand what you mean ssss

Clare

I'm far too curvy for BC's but team BC skirts with an oversized tee or jumper so I still get the same effect but with minimum embarassment on my part! You look great in them though, if you've got it flaunt it right?

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Leia

You look amazing as usual, but I'm still shy of bodycon dresses! I think it's because I would feel a bit too overexposed. I have a couple of the AA dresses, but end up wearing them as tops instead of dresses. I also have a bad relationship with my midsection :) and feel uncomfortable when it's so much on display!

Maria

I do like wearing fitted clothes but I think so often bodycon can look trashy. I like to wear things that are fitted but are slightly more forgiving, perhaps because I'm a size 14 rather than a size 8/10 I don't know!

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oh thank u soooo much for your comment, im not from birmingham actually- lol im from devon near exeter xxxxx

Ali (hello birdy)

HOT! You do just have the best figure ^^

I currently own one BC dress, a lacey white number from Topshop which has seen the light of day only twice as a dress (a few more times worn under other things). It's very very short and I have major belly, arse and thigh fear. Mostly arse! The last time I wore it was with biker type boots to a gig, not a great idea, BC dresses definitely need heels! If I ever manage to tone up maybe I'll brave the BC again but it's unlikely... I'm the opposite to you, I feel like the BC is putting all my worst bits on show!

Kylie

I always want to buy any bodycon dress I see, but I always forget that they look dreadful on me, haha! I don't really have curves, but I've got big boobs and NO butt whatsoever, so its quite a strange combo! If I wear a bodycon it'll be layered... actually, I bought a purple one about 2 years ago becuase I saw you rocking one so hard!! haha!

Just seeing your comments in my older posts, you're so nice for going back to comment even when you're google reader is so backed up! I love you girl! I won't be in London in May unfortunately :( but I'll be there mid-July probably untill December so hopefully we'll see eachother in that 5 month time span! I want to visit more English cities this time during days off, so maybe I'll come visit you! Last time I just went to Liverpool but I loved it! You're going back to Manchester for school, right?

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Sarah

I only have one BC- an AA black 3/4 sleeve number. I do love it, because it's so easy to throw on. I like to wear it with a long cardi and boots or ballet flats in the day. If I wear it out at night on it's own though, I feel like I have to breath in the whole night! Same with crop tops! Time to do some sit ups me thinks...

Blair

I completely agree about body-con dresses. I feel frumpy if I'm not wearing something completely skin-tight on a night out. I don't see any reason to change this habit for the moment though, as I think they suit me and they're not expensive to buy - I've got a £5 one from Matalan that's actually supposed to be a lomg top but it looks great! It's interesting to think how common this trend has become though, I wonder how it might change over the next few years...

Winnie

I don't own a proper body con dress but they don't really suit me anyway. I'm sort of the wrong body shape for it seeing as I'm short and not the slimmest of girls. Plus, skirts are more flattering on me! Body Con always looks FABULOUS on you though.

The Licentiate

This pretty much mirrors everything I feel about body con. I've got a stack of body con dresses and skirts from AA and pretty much live in my black long sleeved U neck dress, so much so that all my prom style dresses are gathering dust in my wardrobe. It's not so much a curse really, I just found something that suits me and I'm sticking to it (at least that's how I see it anyway). The reassuring thing about trends is that you have more items to choose from and, when the trend dies out you'll have a wardrobe of stuff that suits you that no-one else wears!


Zoe

I do like a good body-con dress, even for college its great to throw on a cardi over them w flats! i'm very conscious of my chubz belly so i don't own more than one really. but i love how they're in fashion at the moment as they are so versatile! you look fabbity fab in yours! makes me envious!

Style Eyes

You look great.

I don't really wear bodycon anymore as I am too self conscious except for with leggings and a cropped cardi or jacket.

Eleanor

I love BC dresses, I wear them all the time and i can't imagine what life was like without them. I live in my AA u neck dress. I am so convinced that i will be wearing them forever, right into my 30s. They are so easy to wear and go with everything!

Isobel

Oh my god I'm so glad you wrote about this! I genuinely cannot imagine going without my AA black double U neck, I'd probably just shrivel up and die :L. I think it's perfectly fine to wear something that suits you very regularly. Look at Jackie O and her A line dresses. It's not boring to wear what you're comfortable in, and I agree that BC has become very like skinny jeans in that it's a style that has turned out to be so flattering on so many different women - for instance, I'm more like your sister in terms of body shape (size 8 but a 32D bust) and I feel exactly the same way you do, so....:L. I agree with Eleanor. they've become a complete classic and I'll wear my AA dress until it falls apart. And then I'll buy another one :P.

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Francesca

i know this is a bit far off but i absolutely love the dress your wearing in this picture? do you know if they still sell it anywhere?

LaLa

I have an athletic figure ( B-cup w. a butt & muscular legs) & finally have a flattering way to show it off. BodyCon dresses are Stretchy. Comfy & Simple. I don't need a bra (so proud of u for ditching ur padded ones). I don't have to worry about tops matching bottoms (shorts, skirts or leggings) & the awkward lines & bulges that come from splitting my torso. Can transition from day to night & different seasons: jus add/remove leggings, jackets, cardis or accessories & they can go from dressed down to dressed up, from trashy to classy in an instant. IM BC OBSESSED too & I <3 ur positive attitude. Spandex is one of the best inventions of our time & it's so liberating for women!

M. Daniela T. H.

NO MORE TIGHT BODYCONS.. For your sake. American measurements 5''8", 34-24-35, and 110 lbs, bodycon dresses are also made for me, I'm told. At work, I've sometimes gone for a black knee length sweater knit bodycon+thin long v-necked cardi that subtly skims my body, and is buttoned. Not really tight bit elegant and sleek. If you're wearing just spandex and lycra cotton or whatever blend (and false lashes) to attract men, then I don't know. I have too many handsome normal and posh guy friends (artists, wealthy businessmen, actors, doctors, i bankers, barristers, art dealers, so on) in the US and UK telling me they appreciate a hot face+figure in very tight dress, heels (and say so), but would NOT want to marry a woman who "slinks around looking like a slag for no good reason" believing she looks classy rather than a "desperate one nite shag". To be fair, many of these friends do have flawless taste and standards, usually, so recognise they are not just mouthing off. I sent out an email which started conversations and these snowballed into dinners and drinks talking of what qualities men respect in a woman and what they look for. Surprisingly, a number of my handsome and successful guy friends proposed to normal looking women with great personalities, women I've never seen wearing any sort of bodycon. So just be forewarned that men often think high heels+bodycon are warning signs for low self-esteem females looking for any male attention, not a girl he can fancy seriously and take home to mum. Bodycon is often the female version of Ed Hardy mens clothes to many, at least amongst my friends. That's a negative. Minimal natural make-up is a definite plus. Men are turned on by clean skin, off by false lashes, especially when they begin coming off partially/accidentally. This is seriously gross. (If you're living in Russia, and are a thin-waisted model named Olga, disregard. Russians have dressed as scantily as possible when weather permits for a long time, so men expect this when in Russia and expect less. One of my best friends is a Russian ballerina, so no offense meant.)

A Herve Leger party dress I wore had more substantially thick fabric and was figure skimming, not skin tight, knee length, and that one wowed my man, friends of both sexes, and some cameras apparently. Pic was in "Tatler" (London)

Daniela

I just realised my long message above ranting about bodycons might be directed to the wrong demographic and that this is a really a site for teens and pre-teens. My friends and I are in our late twenties to mid-thirties with a lot more pocket money, so sorry kids. However, bodycon is still a form of female douchebaggery wear, like Ed Hardy or Affliction, and the same style advice and stereotypes I referenced before applies to your age bracket, like it or not. Cheers!

Daniela

Ps- I have a lot of time today and just read a little more of your blog, and I apologise if I came off wrong. You are a seemingly nice girl with a pretty face and great figure, and now I realise it is your job to posts entries on these clothes you wear. These are just opinions anyway, and I only came upon your page googling what is bodycon and reading this entry, I found out and replied. Lots of luck to you!

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