How to Style a Bodycon Dress – 5 Tips!

how to style a bodycon dress

Happy Friday loves! We made it to another weekend, what are your plans? Leave me a comment and let me know! I’m going to a Beauty Summit at the Aloft Hotel this weekend, and I wanted to share a casual daytime look I’ve been loving that incorporates an evening piece – the bodycon dress. We’ve all seen women like Kim K rocking this trend (and looking damn good doing it!), but it can be tricky to style. So I want to share my 5 tips on how to style a bodycon dress for day or night!

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5 Tips on How to Style a Bodycon Dress

  1. Keep your accessories minimal. Bodycon dresses are already pretty sexy, so you don’t need to overdue it with accessories. Adding a pair of heels, simple jewelry, or even a belt can be all you need!
  2. Find a style that makes you feel comfortable. There are lots of different types of bodycon dresses. Some will have a low back or neckline. The lengths will vary from mini to midi (or even maxi!). There are even different types of materials. I know for me personally, I need to feel comfortable in whatever I wear. That means I had to find a bodycon dress that wasn’t too revealing and had a nice fabric. This one from Zara (available here) is great because it has a square neckline and the fabric is soft and breathable.
  3. Pair with a casual shoe for a daytime look. I’ve really been in to that sporty look where you pair tennis shoes with dresses or jeans lately. It’s got such a laid back vibe, I’m loving it! I paired my Zara bodycon dress with my Vans (here) for a laid back, daytime look.
  4. Throw on an oversized sweater. I also paired this bodycon dress with my favorite oversized knitted cardigan from BP. It is literally the softest sweater ever. I feel like adding a big sweater gives a bodycon dress a very laid back “yeah, I wear strappy dresses to the grocery store” type of vibe haha!
  5. Add a beanie if you want to look like a hipster. Alright, maybe not necessarily a hipster, but beanies are cool, OK? I’m obsessed with this one from H&M, it’s so soft and the perfect light grey color! Beanies are also great for fall! You could totally pair a bodycon dress with tights, ankle booties, a beanie, and a sweatshirt and be fall fashion ready 🙂

how to style a bodycon dress

how to style a bodycon dress

how to style a bodycon dress

how to style a bodycon dress


how to style a bodycon dress

how to style a bodycon dress

how to style a bodycon dress

What are your tips on how to style a bodycon dress? Let me know in the comments and have a lovely weekend babes!



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  • Reply Mimi

    I love this outfit! You are in the best shape, that dress really suits you 😀
    Love, Mimi

    September 22, 2017 at 9:20 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Aw thanks so much! I’ve worked really hard to get to this point #BloodSweat&Tears LOL

      September 25, 2017 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Candice

    You look great in that dress! I love that you styled it casually with vans and sweater!

    September 22, 2017 at 9:36 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Thank you Candice! <3

      September 25, 2017 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Vanessa Price

    I always chicken out of wearing bodycon, but I bet I’d feel comfortable with the sweater and midi length!

    September 22, 2017 at 9:59 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Yeah the extra length and the sweater definitely help! Sometimes you just want to be cozy 🙂

      September 25, 2017 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Holly

    This is so cute! I love the pairing of the sweater with it, too. Perfect for fall 🙂 xx

    September 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm
    • Reply Brittany

      Thank you Holly! xoxo

      September 25, 2017 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Mila @ Hangry Woman

    I love this look. I’m a fan of dressing down and ultra casual. You styled this really well, it looks comfy and fashion forward!

    September 23, 2017 at 8:20 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks so much Mila! I love anything that is stylish but it still has to be comfortable!

      September 25, 2017 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Rachel Cossette

    *Adds body-con dress to shopping list*

    September 25, 2017 at 8:37 am
    • Reply Brittany

      You seriously need this one, it would look so good on you! They have solid colors too, since I know how you feel about horizontal stripes 😉

      September 25, 2017 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Jill

    This is so darling on you- thanks for sharing! I have never tried a bodycon dress before- you have me convinced to go for it. thank you! XO

    September 25, 2017 at 10:17 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks so much Jill! They can be really fun to wear 🙂 I had to build up confidence at first for sure (especially since I’m more of the laid back casual type of girl who loves her loose and flowy clothing!). xoxo

      September 25, 2017 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Tonya

    I looove the casual shoe with the body con dress! I need to do this! I’m always doing pumps. But it can be kinda boring!

    Tonya @

    September 27, 2017 at 5:13 am
    • Reply Brittany

      Thanks Tonya! I’ve seen a lot of women rocking it, but hadn’t had the nerve to try. I’m glad I did though, I really like it!

      September 27, 2017 at 8:12 am

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