3 Ways to Wear a Cut Out Bodycon Dress for Day

When approached by Dressale to do a cooperation with them, I saw an opportunity to expand the type of posts I made on my blog and exercise my creativity. Plus, it fits into my blog's style perfectly. My "homework" is to create a post based around this dress:
It's a seductive little number, with a bodycon fit and some strategically placed cut outs and mesh panels. It's not for the self conscious, that's for sure! It's easy to picture wearing this for a night out on the town. So for today's post, I'm challenging myself to create three different ways you could wear this dress for day! 

Look 1: Bohemian
I've been rather inspired by the Coachella photos I've spotted, and since I'm naturally drawn towards a bohemian look anyway, this was the first style I thought of. A fringe kimono is on my wish list, preferably a pretty floral print one. Finish with some gladiator sandals, cool sunnies, and a practical cross body bag for a day of music festivity. Complete it with a pretty side braid, and you're good to go.

Look 2: Sporty
Here's another way to tone down this overtly sexy dress - try giving it a sporty makeover! Nothing like a varsity jacket and some cool Converse to do the trick. Try it with a high ponytail and some Raybans, and you'll be looking perfectly cool yet casual.

Look 3: Preppy
To add a polished vibe to a night time dress, try giving it a preppy touch with a cozy cardigan and some pointy toed flats. These colorblocked ones are a perfect neutral, and when combined with a thin belt and a simple bun, you'll look infinitely more put together.

What do you think? Even if you don't get this specific bodycon dress, I hope I've inspired you to break out a dress hiding in your closet that could use a little day wear! Don't forget  to check out Dressale for more options and look at their shoe selection!

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Marlen said...

this post was awesome- more of these please! it was really cool to see how a slinky number like that dress could be translated into these looks. I really liked the sporty one :) And a fringe kimono is definitely on my wishlist, too ;)

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Kati said...

I would totally wear it Bohemian way!


Rinako Camellia said...

Great items! <3

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Allie said...

Great inspiration!

April Cheung said...

my favorite is the sporty one!

Hoda Katebi said...

I absolutely love how you took a very glamorous dress and totally changed the look and feel based on unexpected combinations! I love your suggestions! xx

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Alexis Crawford said...

It's super tricky wearing a bodycon dress during the daytime! i think this will make it a bit easier to pull off ;)
Lexi // thelittlebrunette

Kim Alston said...

Great job! I love that sporty look.

Sandra Martinez said...

I really enjoy your blog, its so fantastic and cool :)

katie said...

I saw so many girls around town today wearing those varsity jackets, they seem like they're one of those few items from the "bloggy" world that have been really translating into the real world. (Ugh, like that made sense.) All of these outfits seem really you but that kimono is delicious.:)

Toks said...

I love toning down dresses and skirts for daytime wear.

libys11 said...

love the idea of putting a kimono over dresses!! love that first look/ensemble!

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caffinatedlove said...

You did a brilliant job, darling. I love the preppy look most of all -- that belt looks darling, and I would die to have those flats. :D


By The Shore, Life + Style said...

Oooh, love all these ideas for a bodycon dress, lady!! <3 Especially into the boho one, so pretty and perfect for summer!! Hope you're having a fabulous week! xoxo

Alexandra Zakharova said...

I don't have such bodycon dress, but after your post I will think about buying one:) Thank You for sharing such inspiring sets:)
Wish you a blessed day ahead, Linda!

Avi Valencia said...

This is an incredible post :D I wish I have a new bodycon dress.

Pd. i already nominate you at Company!


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Wildflower Of Prague said...

Such a great post! I always wear my tighter dresses with a long sweater and a belt to accentuate the waist! xx

Jessica Mattioli said...

Lovely selection!

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Sarah Rizaga said...

Great post, love the photos!

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Sam said...

So impressed by your style pairings Linda, every look is so unique and amazing, Id wear them all! Hope you're having a great week so far!

Amanda Chic said...

Love your selection
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Sandra Leiva said...

1st option is my fave!


Ashley Taylor said...

The boho look is my favorite but I really like the sporty one, too. It's unexpected and sexy!

xo Ashley

Elle said...

Linda I love the way you styled this body con dress in so many different ways. It looks so wonderful with the Bohemian touch. I love it as a dress for a great occasion and I also love the fact that it can be dressed-down and worn casually. Great job! Kisses, Elle

Izzy said...

I love all the looks, especially the boho! I'm sure you would rock all of them when worn! :)

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Elana said...

Ooh, I love all these looks! Especially the last one. I don't think I could ever pull off a bodycon dress, but I love the idea of pairing a chunky sweater with one!


great post linda, love your styling!


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Sabina B. said...

Great picks and style suggestions!

Peet said...

Nope, it's definitely NOT for the self conscious.:D But it's frigging gorgeous, I just wish I had the model's body to wear it, I'd never take it off. And I love all of the outfits too, the first one especially. I adore the idea of wearing a sexy tight dress with flats - I always feel too 'hookerish' in an ultra tight dress with high heels, it reminds me of Jersey Shore and Jerseylicious.:D

Maiken said...

my favourite look is definitely the third one. would even wear it to the office, to be honest! and I'm in love with those flats now, I really am.

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Jill Barry said...

These are all cute - I'd go for a combination of the sporty and preppy looks!

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Jointy&Croissanty said...

The second way of wearing bodycon dresses is my fav!

czarianonuevo said...

i LOVE how you created three interesting characters from the sexy bodycon dress!!! definitely will choose the first one!!!

czarina :)

Rei said...

great post ! i would never really think of wearing a bodycon dress during the daytime but its a great challenge to try! I think i would wear the preppy style but the bohemian and sporty would totally work too !

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Cindy Quero said...

Love these ideas! Thank you!!


This was definitely a great post and one of my favourites from you. Congrats on making LAM as well. xx/Madison :)

Maggie Adofo said...

Love Look 3 :)

Maggie A

Kym said...

These are all such cool ways to style that dress! I especially love outfit #2 - it's such a stylish and on-trend way to make the fancy dress a little more casual. My favorite part is that you included hairstyle inspiration with each one! ♥

DressCode:HighFashion said...

Thanks this great advice!

Best, Jenny

Tanya said...

really cool post.

Kayla Ariana Reagan said...

i love first picture , a cut out bodycon dress, Awesome!

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