Tuesday, March 9, 2010
While the clothes for this trend can be incredibly unforgiving and may make you consider buying stock in the Spanx company, there are some ways to do without looking like a sausage. One is the Herve Leger wool bustier. It has all of the bandage seaming and snugness, but since it is made out of woven instead of knit fabric and is in bustier form, it actually has some structure. Structure is your best friend if you don't look like Heidi Klum under your clothes because it does the work for you.
Narciso Rodriguez black and white dress. It has all of the hallmarks of a body-con dress--its tight, snug and has an exposed zipper (for some reason body-con also seems to go hand in hand with exposed zippers, dunno why). But, it also has some "voodoo"--note the attached belt look going on. It is done in such a way that makes the waist look slimmer. Also, the stripes down the sides give the illusion of a smaller shape. Basically, this dress is one heck of an optical illusion that is intended to make you look like you lost 20 pounds.
With the body-con trend still going strong, there is no reason not to participate even if you don't immediately think that you have the confidence to pull off a dress that looks like an ace bandage. There are plenty of options out there that actually do flatter--why not give it a try?
Pictures from The OutNet