Style: Redefining The Classic Bodycon

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BOOHOO Dress | BOOHOO Shoes | ASOS Coat (Similar 1) / BOOHOO Coat (Similar 2) / BOOHOO Coat (Similar 3)

[Photos by Gifty Dzenyo | info@giftydzenyo.com | Instagram]

Bodycon dresses can look quite tacky if we’re not careful, let’s be frank. The fit of the cheap material hugging certain areas of our body a bit too tightly can come across unflattering and just… meh. Tasteless.

As I’m getting older my style is definitely evolving. I guess you could say that comes with maturing. But when you have a babyface like me and people mistake you for being 5 years younger, you might want to try “dressing up”. I’ve been liking bodycon dresses that are less tight, but still classed as bodycon because of how it fits. I’ll give you one guess as to where I found this dress (lol). Labelled as a Lace 3/4 Sleeve Bodycon Dress, I was intrigued for a few reasons. Firstly, the sleeves and the collar! They’re just different – it’s not long sleeve and it’s not short sleeve, you know. (I got my long giraffe neck from my parents 😂 and I quite like wearing high neck/turtle neck pieces). Secondly, there is actually room to breathe but it still hugs the body in a flattering way. If you’re like me and sometimes get an unwelcome food-baby after eating, this is perfect. Thirdly, it is the lace material. It just took the dress up a level for me – combining modern elegance with a classic material/print.

My shoes are an interesting take on the perspex trend (which I’m not actually a fan of lol, I thought it wasn’t going to make a comeback, but I guess fashion constantly recycles itself). But I can’t resist a good pair of pointy heels! They are actually rose gold in some lights and gold in others. Caution warning: not very comfortable to wear for long periods.

SHOP THE COMPLETE LOOK AND SIMILAR

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Free People Medallion 3/4 Crochet Dress • Free People •
City Goddess High Neck Lace Midi Dress With 3/4 Sleeves •
Katy Ankle Clear Side Points • Boohoo •
True Decadence Metallic Slingback Point Heeled Shoes • True Decadence •
Heidi Clear Side Pointed Court • Boohoo •
Truffle Collection Truffle Wide Fit Heel Shoe •
Rose Gold Glitter Ankle Strap Shoes • Quiz •
Asos Platoon Pointed Mules • Asos •
London Rebel Slingback Mid Heel Shoes • London Rebel •
Gold Metallic Ankle Strap Shoes • Quiz •
Emily Faux Fur Collar Wool Look Coat • Boohoo •
Emily Faux Fur Collar Coat • Boohoo •
Maria Detachable Faux Fur Collar Coat • Boohoo •

What’s your go-to elegant outfit or look? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Check out the video of my photoshoot for this look here


God bless you!

Wunms. 

29 “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:29-30


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16 thoughts on “Style: Redefining The Classic Bodycon

  1. This is such an amazing post. I struggle often with trying to “dress my age up” as well. When you are black and 22 you look 16 lol. I absolutely live by boohoo and fashionova but sometimes everything just looks “too sexy” especially on my curvy figure. Thank you for showing how to spice things up and still be age appropriate!

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