When you hear the term bodycon, your mind probably immediately goes to super short, skin tight bandage dresses as seen on (insert your favorite real housewife here). But, body conscious dress shouldn’t be relegated to club wear only. After all, the silhouette is super flattering, and the right style can be perfect for any occasion. It’s all about the cut and the length…and of course, how you wear it. This Ivy & Blu Julee Knit Dress is a perfect example – it’s body skimming in the best kinda way…feminine and flattering, but not too tight…and the print, long sleeves, and near knee-length hemline makes it a perfect option for day wear. I decided to keep things casual with a leather moto vest, but you could easily swap out the vest for a tailored blazer, and add a pair of tights for a business casual office look.
Ivy & Blu Julee Knit Dress c/o Ivy & Blu | American Rag Faux Leather Moto Vest (on sale, $40) | Sole Society Booties (old, similar, $60) | BaubleBar ‘Maharaja Fringe Strand’ Necklace, $46 | Zara Studded Satchel (similar at NY & Company, only $55) | Guess Stud Earrings (part of a 3-piece set, on sale for $20!) | Lips: MAC ‘Riri Woo’ | Hair: Video Tutorial Here
In other news, what did I tell you guys about these gray booties? I’m gonna rock them all fall long! It was actually easy with this dress because the print has a touch of gray in it already, but still, I would have normally reached for black…
P.S. How amazing are these pictures? Arianna always makes me look sooooooo good. I used to get all freaked out when it rained on our shooting days, and Arianna is like…relax, I got this! Now, I don’t even worry about it. In case you missed it, Arianna is offering some specials for holiday photo sessions. If you’re planning on doing family ph0tos or holiday cards, I’d HIGHLY recommend her! Obviously, she is has skills…and if you’ve got little ones, I can tell you that she is really great with kids. Have you see all the fab pics of Peyton on Baby Shopaholic?