This Is What "Body-Conscious" Dressing Looks Like in 2018

In the late '00s, red carpets were awash with "body-conscious" Hervé Leger dresses—so much so that the term "body-con" just filtered into every sentence for fashion editors. From Kim Kardashian (not yet West) to Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl, the bandage frock became synonymous with the movement. However, as with everything in fashion, its popularity started to wane after a time.

While some celebrities gave it up in favour of more minimalistic outfits, others adapted it to be more modern—like the aforementioned Kardashian West pairing Enza Costa tube dresses with long-line coats. The thing is that not everyone feels comfortable about wearing body-con pieces. It can make you feel like you're on display and that you have to constantly breathe in to make your clothes look as flattering as possible. But there's good news: In 2018, there are plenty of modest, comfortable ways to do body-con dressing. Keep scrolling for three simple ways to do it.