Fall 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Bodycon Silhouette

February 28th, 2010

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Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Bodycon Silhouette at Cushnie et Ochs, Herve Leger, and Yigal Azrouel.


Style tip?  Fashion’s continuing obsession with skinny jeans is just the first step towards a bodycon (aka body conscious) silhouette.  Bodycon dresses were huge for Fall 2009, and they’re continuing to ride the trend wave in 2010.  This bodycon silhouette is epitomized in Herve Leger’s skintight dresses, pictured middle.  But you don’t have to go for that sheer, skintight look - which, frankly, is hard to pull off if you’re not shaped like a model.  We prefer dresses with knotted, ruched, or draped detailing (as at Cushnie et Ochs), as they’re a bit more forgiving.

What do you think?  How would you wear the bodycon silhouette?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Trend Predictives, Trendscape, Trendscape, What's In and What's Out, Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Robyn  |  February 28th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I don’t have a perfect “model” body, but I do love the bodycon silhouette as a counterpoint to the “oversized” trend. I like to balance the two– wear a bodycon dress with an oversized knit vest, or wear a bodycon top with some voluminous shorts.

  • 2. katie  |  March 1st, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Love this trend. I love the look of the Yigal Azrouel dress, dresses that look like separates…even though they are hard to pull off with a long torso!

  • 3. GeorgieNYC  |  March 1st, 2010 at 11:49 am

    absolutely love these dresses. the herve legere is subliiime. more trends? we picked up some patterns galore!
    http://www.what2wearwhere.com/blog/post/2010/02/25/Trendy-Patterns.aspx

  • 4. Leila Silva  |  March 1st, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I think that adjusted models are much better than tight. Nearby the body, which values the shapes, without pressing the curves. Something like to suggest, rather than display.

    Leila Silva

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