FASHION EXCLUSIVE: Body Conscious

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FASHION EXCLUSIVE: Body Conscious
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The body conscious trend, made up of tight dresses and “fitted till your head nearly pops off” pieces can feel a bit daunting. There are ways for women of all body shapes and sizes to dabble in the body conscious trend. Scroll through the images above to get inspired and then follow our simple guidelines below to help you get the look right. Getting body conscious has never looked this confident and sexy before!

Look for piping. Corset boning or piping helps to draw flattering lines up and down the figure, skimming your waist and flaring over your hips. More structured pieces in thicker fabrics will keep you from feeling self conscious in the body conscious trend.

Accessorize wisely. Because body conscious pieces are naturally sexy, anchor the look down with more aggressive accessories. Pair your fitted pieces with hefty boots and strong jewelry. Dainty jewels or strappy sandals won’t look appropriate.

Mix in some mesh. When flashing bare skin is feeling pass, opt for pieces with mesh paneling. Mesh provides the same effect of barely-there sex appeal, but even just that thin fabric coverage can feel more comfortable than a down-to-there neckline.

Tone down the color palette. This trend is best reserved for a dark or neutral color palette. Introducing bright colors like red, for example, will make the look cheesy instead of on trend.

Credits
Photographer: Bon Duke
Stylist: Janice Chou, StyleCaster
Model: Karolina Nevia, Fusion Model Management
Hair Stylist: Dominick Pucciarello, Mizu New York
Makeup Artist: Achelle Dunaway, e.l.f. Cosmetics
Creative Director: Emily Finkbinder, StyleCaster

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Black spongy jersey and lace zip front paneled body suit by Burberry Prorsum ($1,295); Black zippered coat by Parkchoonmoo ($625); Black leather and suede wedge bootie by Rock and Republic ($345), available at shopbop.com; Black leather four finger gloves by LaCrasia ($40)

Grey wanky knickers in silk crepe de chine by Passion Bait (price upon request); Khaki laceup corset by Hervé Léger ($1,050), available at Hervé Léger by Max Azria stores; Matching gladiator cuffs by Anndra Neen ($575), available at Kirna Zabete; Taupe booties by Max Azria

Black mesh leotard by Max Azria ($450), available at Hervé Léger by Max Azria stores; Black high waisted bottoms by Burberry; Black and lace bracelet by Topshop ($80), available in stores only, call 212.966.9555; Two silver cuffs by Fenton Fallon

Black column mini dress by Lindsey Thornburg, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh; Black mini push-up bra in cotton poplin by Passion Bait ($125); Black leather four finger gloves by LaCrasia ($40); Black panties by Marlies Dekkers

Black stretch viscose cut out dress by Cushnie et Ochs ($1,195), available at Nordstrom; Single silver cuff by Ben Amun by Isaac Manevitz ($155)

Black stretch viscose cut-out dress by Cushnie et Ochs ($1,195), available at Nordstrom; Single silver cuff by Ben Amun by Isaac Manevitz ($155)

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