How to wear a bodycon dress to work, a date & casually

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Been a minute since my last style post. I’m super excited to share my first 2017 style post.
More to come!

So, bodycon dresses – if you thought they are just a one hit wonder, you thought wrong.  I don’t think it’s a big secret that I love body con dresses, as a matter of fact like the Kardashians, my style centers around outfits that accentuates my curves. Apart from the fact that they’re figure hugging, shape snatching and conversation starters, their versatility makes me love them so much.

To be honest, my big belle wouldn’t let me be great I’m extremely conscious of my bulging tummy, which has never really been flat throughout my entire existence but soon to be (can I get an amen 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽). I blame my fatty genes. And food. Oh, and my sweet tooth too.  Yet, I still feel a level of confidence and channel my inner diva; you know that feeling of ‘all eyes on me’ and of course for a good reason when I’m on a bodycon dress.

If you don’t feel good in it, don’t wear it. Because it’ll never look good – L’wren Scott

Unfortunately, not every woman can pull this off, the bodycon dress shouldn’t leave you feeling self-conscious about your body and the last thing you want to do is to accentuate those areas you feel less confidence about. But not to worry, shapeware’s, waist clinchers and spanx are available to give you an amazing silhouette by defining your waist and banishing those love handles. In my case, I use a waist clincher – my saving grace till this waist gets snatched.

So, if you’re self-conscious about your midsection; wear a shape wear, wear a vest or a blazer over it. If you’re self-conscious about your booty, tie a button down shirt or jean jacket around your waist. Not totally in love with your arms? Wear a blazer or a bomber jacket to cover up. What ever rocks your boat sweetie! You should also keep in mind the following when you choose to wear a bodycon dress;

  • Don’t bare it all: it’s all about striking a balance between showing your hot bod and keeping it classy – create an illusion.
  • The bodycon dress already is a show stopper piece so you should keep accessories at the minimum.
  • Wear the right underwear: visible panty lines are disastrous, I get embarrassed when I see ladies with pant lining walking about confidently.  Remember the goal is to look classy not tacky – be extra conscious.
  • Wear heels and layer up if you’re feeling a little less confident.
  • Wear dark colors to shave off a few inches.
  • Comfort is key no matter what. If you feel good in what you’re wearing you’ll look good; confidence is everything.

Although bodycon dresses are originally seen as evening wear, they can be skillfully accessorized for casual daywear and office wear.  The versatility of the dress gives a great field for the imagination. Depending on the event, you can add different elements to experiment with clothes and shoes.

How to wear a bodycon dress to a dinner date

For an elegant dinner outfit, pair the bodycon dress with a stiletto and accessories if necessary. A tight-fitting bodycon dress will give your date the impression that you’re comfortable in your own skin. Always remember that comfort should be your first priority! The last thing you want to do is to be fidgeting with your outfit – if you don’t feel confident in a bodycon dress wear something else.  The ultimate goal is to achieve the effortless “I just threw this on” vibe. For my outfit, I kept my accessories at the minimum because the prints on my dress which I absolutely love is already a bold statement. Also, wear very minimal makeup, you don’t want turn your date off with a cakey face. Keep it simple and sultry. One can never go wrong with a touch of red lipstick.

How to wear a bodycon dress to work, a date & casually

How to wear a bodycon dress to work

Put a blazer on it! – A bodycon dress might seem office inappropriate, but a blazer will fix that predicament easily. Blazers look very classy over bodycon dresses and adds more polish to the tight dress. You can always count on a blazer to transform your casual clothes into work clothes. This avoids you from having to buy work clothes regularly. You can also add a vest, shirt or even a skirt over your bodycon dress. Just put your creative self to work.

How to wear a bodycon dress to work

How to wear a bodycon dress casually

To dress down a bodycon dress, wear flats – sneakers, flat shoes, boots or sandals. You have variety of other accessories you can throw in like fedora hat, jacket, scarf, face caps, sun glasses, leggings or belts. The choice is yours!

how to wear a bodycon dress casually

Ultimately, the goal is to be able to style your bodycon dress in many ways as possible and also feel comfortable and confident in it. If you have the slightest hesitation, don’t wear it.

So, this is how you go straight from work to a casual outing with friends or a dinner date.  So functional! So versatile!

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Are you a fan of the bodycon dress? How do you like to style your dress? Are there any tips or tricks you’ve found useful to feel confident in one? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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29 Comments
  • Fashiondra
    January 8, 2017

    This bodycon dress is just stunning on you ! Love the 03 ways you style it specially the 3rd one <3
    FashionDRA

  • Amy Arnold
    January 9, 2017

    You are rocking this dress all ways!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Ada
    January 9, 2017

    Baby girl, you rock. Was too lazy to read all but the little I read made a whole lot of sense. I love wearing bodycons because my body on its own is banging so wearing a bodycon helps flatter my already nice body. I love the way you styled it. So nice. Follow me back on ig, I just followed you http://www.adagirl.com.ng

    • Tega Enai
      January 9, 2017

      Ok dear will follow right back. Thank you. #lazybone 😝

  • 'seyi
    January 10, 2017

    Me too me too 🙋🙋, I just followed you, its dee_iromi 🙈, when the blogger advocate shared the pix on IG, first impression…. ‘She looks like toolz’, then I checked the u out, I loved it. Body con dress, can I rock it?, NO 😭😭, mid section prob, I can even go two hours with a waist clincher

    • Tega Enai
      January 10, 2017

      lol I shall follow right back 😂😂😂. Thank you. Lol do I really look like Toolz though 💁🏽💁🏽💁🏽. I use to feel that way also but my love for bodycon outfits made do it! I can go the whole day with my waist clincher on 😬😬😬.. we better hit the gym because this waist clincher life ain’t it at all o! Can be very uncomfortable sometimes.

  • Benita James
    January 10, 2017

    Love how you’ve rocked this bodycon dress in three ways. The rock style look is definitely my favorite.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  • mahi
    January 10, 2017

    love your dress girl
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  • Annessa
    January 10, 2017

    First off – that dress looks incredible on you. I love how you were able to style it so many different ways while still looking amazing!

    Don’t forget to join the Fashion Frenzy Linkup this Wednesday!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

  • Ashley
    January 10, 2017

    I love this dress on you- and all the fun ways you remixed it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Daniella
    January 10, 2017

    I’m in love with your blog design and layout. It’s beautiful. I loved this post as well.
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  • Olaitan Bobade
    January 12, 2017

    Now that someone mentioned it, you actually look like Toolz to me. I particularly love the bodycon to work. Also like how you draped the blazer on your shoulders instead of wearing it. Added more class to it. Your blog theme is so pretty.
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  • Bing
    January 13, 2017

    Love all the styles, it’s amazing how shoes and accessory can change the mood of an OOTD, love the location.
    xx Bing.
    Happy New year
    http://www.bingyourstyle.com

    • Tega Enai
      January 15, 2017

      Thank you Bing. Have a great year and thanks for your constant support.

  • Biki
    January 16, 2017

    You rock body con dresses well. I admire them on other people…they remind me of the 90s era, Boomerang…Have a lovely week hon ( :

    • Tega Enai
      January 18, 2017

      Thanks a lot Biki… Have a lovely week too.

  • Adi
    January 20, 2017

    Such a stunning dress!! You style it perfectly!
    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

  • charity
    February 1, 2017

    This is woow. Super proud of you dear

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