I was curious about the origins of the word ‘bodycon’ so i looked it up and I found that the term has been around since the 90’s. The look came from Hervé Léger bandage dresses in the 80’s. I can absolutely see that, as there’s something of the American Psycho ‘hardbody’ in the look and fit of most bandage / bodycon dresses. I can’t tell you how much it thrills me to wear one knowing they were not designed with my shape in mind.
Dress: Old Season Primark (similar here) / Shirt: Charity Shop / Tights: M&S / Shoes: Sole Diva/ Bag: Charity Shop / Earrings: Old Season Peacocks / Necklace: Amazon / Lip Colour: Dior Addict 534 Sly Coral with Kate Moss for Rimmel 03 Nude
As it’s not bare arm weather, I teamed this bodycon dress with a sweet vintage peachy coloured shirt that I picked up in a charity shop a good few years ago. To be fair, this dress is great for layering generally: shirts, t-shirts or long sleeved tops work really well. I have even worn my Welsh rugby top under it with surprisingly cute results.
This piece has seen me through a few seasons already, and seeing as though fashion is determined to take us back into the 70’s (yet again – this is the third 70’s revival I can remember offhand) layering a brightly coloured pussy bow blouse or a long bell sleeved blouse underneath would be in keeping with that trend.
The shoes are the Sole Diva via Simply Be loafers from this post, and the necklace is one of my amazing Amazon bargains. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen me extolling the virtues of jewellery shopping on Amazon, this particular necklace cost me just 99p!!! I chose a contrasting coloured bag, the green Warehouse charity shop find from this post, but any brightly coloured clashing bag would work equally well with the neutral black and peach in this look.
*looking at the quality of the pictures in this post, I think the time has come to upgrade my camera. Clearer pictures coming soon!