25 Mar 2013

Aussie Curves: Body-con

As far as body-consciousness goes, the body-con style (aptly named- pun totally intended lol) definitely pushes some boundaries for me. I always agonize over a dress that is super tight over my belly and waist, but then I look at the pictures- (and listen to the compliments I get!!) and then wonder why I bother worrying!




Dress: Torrid
Heels: Betts

I actually think that body-con style really suits a plus-size body. I know for me, they draw attention to my hour glass shape- something that often ends up getting hidden under clothes! So even though it pushes me on to the edge of my confidence, I definitely feel like it does my shape favours! And ultimately, living on the edge of your own self-imposed style boundaries is what makes fashion so much fun, right?

So where do I start with this dress. Well, apart from being an absolute show stopper, its also amazingly comfy and makes me feel fabulous. The sleeves are made with the perfect amount of stretch so you don't have that awful 'stuck in the arm hole' feeling, while the second layer of lace gives me a bit more confidence (and less tramp-feeling) in such a body hugging outfit. Without a doubt, Torrid have delivered on the perfect plus-size dress again! And even better, this dress is now on sale! Winning!!






I'm obsessed with body-chains at the moment. Real Diva's Are Large have a really awesome range of fabulous body chains and necklaces and all built with our more-generous body shape in mind. This particular one is my current favourite- I'm building up quite the collection! I wish it came in straight silver rather than the two tone, but again, it adds the extra element to the outfit and looks great with the black.

The wedges are from Betts- my go to Aussie shoe shop for bargain finds. They always have the best sales and these beauties were picked up for under $20! Score!!!

What do you think about body-con styles???

23 comments:

  1. Your whole outfit is amazing!
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  2. Sooooo gorgeous! You look amazing.

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  3. The body con looks great on you - most people have the misconception it will make you look big, but in fact it does the opposite. I'm sooooo in love with your fringe Olivia!
    Have a wonderful week Hun xoxo
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  4. Truly love mary janes, and these mary jane wedges are sweet on you. Same goes for this foxy body-con dress. Very cool style here!

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  5. You look hot! I love your new hairstyle too!

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  6. Looking good, Liv. I love body con on plus size bodies and you rock it! x x x

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  7. Foxy lady!

    Naomi

    Diamonds n Pearls

    x

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  8. Great dress and I love the love the new hair too! :)

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  9. this dress is definitely amazing...and yes, pushing the boundaries of style is what keeps style and fashion evolving!!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com/

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  10. I think this is one of my most favourite outfits EVER - you look very rock chick and remind me of Blondie! Amazing.

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  11. Really love that dress on you! The pink and the lace are perfect together! :)

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  12. That dress... that necklace... I die! It's all perfect! And you know I love the bangs. You look FANTASTIC!
    ~Crystal

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  13. You are beautiful in that dress, and I am in love with your new hair.
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  14. Beautiful Pics! You got a great Blog. Would you like to follow each other?
    Just let me know ;)
    http://myesscape.blogspot.com/

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  15. Gorgeous, the dress shows off your hourglass shape so beautifully!!

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  16. Looking fab my dear! Your hair is great at the mo! This dress is awesome on you too: the colour, the shape - loves it

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  17. Love this look on you! I was on the fence about this dress, but your review sealed the deal. And it's on clearance, no less!

    And don't ever hide that hourglass figure, grrrl! I used to be so afraid of pencil skirts and VBL, but I just got over it and now I only feel good in tight skirts. Plus flowy skirts make me feel like I'm wearing a circus tent.

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  18. Dude, looking amazing. Love it.

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  19. Daaaaaamn girl! You look amazing! You rock the body con and I'm LOVING your fringe!

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  20. Wolf whistle!!! You look amazing!

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  21. What a great outfit. And we can tell you love it from your face. Cool

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  22. Amazing! Love that dress, you look fabulous! Fat chicks rock the body con look so hard. Also, I never heard of plus size body chains, so that link makes me very excited! :)

    http://sortlifeoutbuymilk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Wonderful outfit. Heels are lovely. Black lace idea is really cool. I always follow your outfit ideas. Stylish and creative. My sister also gave me another site link ( http://www.thecurvygypsea.com/home ) which also sells plus size dresses at a very cheap price. Is not it cool?

    XOXO
    Lucinda

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