If you'd have asked me 6 months ago whether I'd consider buying a bodycon dress (and actually wearing it!) I'd probably have said no. However, every month, week and day my style is evolving and becoming a little more adventurous. As comforting as it would be to put myself in a box (so to speak) regarding my style, I can't. I can't pin point what draws me to an item of clothing, a pair of shoes or a piece of jewellery-when I can I'll let you know! Of course, everyone has their basic rules; things they'd never wear and things they'd wear every day if it were acceptable. For me, no cleavage is probably a big rule. I don't look at a women with cleavage and think 'EW!' but on me? It just makes me feel ridiculous! Another rule is that the garment should be able to be styled in different ways. I have limited funds and kick myself every time I buy something that then remains in my wardrobe 364 days a year! So, when I decided to kick off my take-more-risks personal challenge regarding fashion, the Topshop bodycon dress I featured a while back on a previous post seemed like a good place to start. I wasn't sure whether to admit how much I liked it at first, telling myself that I couldn't 'do' bodycon. However, when it was reduced down to just £12 I (admittedly a little on impulse) snapped it up within minutes. I'd given a thought to styling a bodycon dress before so I knew I owned things I could wear it with, and I also new that it didn't break my no cleavage rule while still taking me out of my comfort zone (my comfort zone being: skinny jeans, baggy top, dark colours).
So anyway, to enlighten you to the point of this post...
A few months ago I wouldn't have given bodycon a chance and here I am actually choosing to wear it over everything else in my wardrobe. Where you may think you can't 'do' certain items of clothing, you probably can! And, you might even enjoy pushing yourself fashion-wise too! So here is the dress I've been rambling about styled in two different casual, everyday looks. I also think it would look great with a biker jacket and studded boots but sadly those items only exist on my wishlist! Anyway, take a look and see if you can take yourself out of your comfort zone and style something scary to make it work for you!