Sunday, March 5, 2017

a must-have in your closet

In every girl's closet there is a collection of items that are absolute must-haves, it ranges from fine attire and statement pieces to basics. 

Today, I am going to talk about an absolute must-have which is you can find in the basics category: a casual body con dress. Before I actually tell you more about that piece, let's travel back in time. In the early 1980', Azzedine Alaia, the so called 'King of Cling' designed a collection of body con dresses, revolutionizing the fashion industry as well as standing up against the 'fashion dictator' Wintour.

Looking back on Alaia's collections, you notice that the pieces are timeless. They remained simple and classy throughout history. 

Almost everyone has at least one in their closet and that's exactly how it should be. A body con dress can range in length, color, design, fabric and much more so it leaves you the freedom to chose whichever one you desire. The advantage of a body con dress is, that it is very light and it doesn't take a lot of space in your closet (or luggage if you're traveling).

Now that we've covered the practical side of the dress, let's talk about the best part: wearing it. Traditionally, a body con dress was made out of a thick and robust elastic-like material, however today you can find it also in cotton and other fabrics which makes the dress more casual and comfy. A body con dress can be perfect both for day and night. Depending on what you decide to pair it with it can look very casual or extremely classy. It leaves you the freedom to mix and match and to adapt it to your personal style and occasion, allowing your creativity to act out. That's the great part about a body con dress, it is one piece that you can wear in a 100 different ways, making it look like you're wearing a different dress every time. 

This is an example of casual wear of a body con dress, a comfy outfit that I wore to walk around Lisbon. 

The body con dress that I'm wearing is from Zara (the trafaluc collection) and it is in the color khaki and made of cotton which makes the dress very lightweight and comfortable to wear. It is perfect for daytime as well as a night out, I usually pair it with a pair of heels and a blazer or a loose jacket and statement necklace. Furthermore, I love bringing the dress while traveling since it doesn't take any space in the luggage and doesn't wrinkle, but that's just an extra advantage.

As for jacket I wore yet again a khaki jacket by Zara that I bought years ago. The lapel of the jacket is studded with golden studs and small stars and on the waist area there is an adaptable string to adjust to your waist to make you look slimmer. The shoes that I'm wearing are Prada Linea Rossa Slip-on sneakers in beige and finally my bag is a Michael Kors Jet Set in black. 

Long story short, get a body con dress!

xx Lisa



  1. That dress is beautfiful and so are the streets of Lisbon! Loved this post <3

    1. Hi! Thank you very much! The streets of Lisbon are wonderful! xx

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