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Tightly Bound

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Years ago, I used to dress in skin tight, body-con clothes. My 80s inspired look consisted of short dresses worn with thigh-high, stretch boots, topped off with a shoulder-padded, vintage jacket. When I look back on pictures now I cringe, but I enjoyed it at the time and I didn’t care what anyone had to say. Minus the man-repelling jacket, it was an overtly sexy look. These days, I don’t feel comfortable in super-tight clothes that make me feel restricted and self-conscious. I don’t find that look particularly attractive in others; I like a more understated, subtle expression of sexuality. But I’m not here to judge and if bandaged dresses with super high heels float your boat, go forth with pride.

I’ve had my eye on this dress from Topshop Unique since I saw it on the SS16 runway last September. There’s a flirty split on the skirt (not seen in these photos) that flutters in the breeze. It may not be what most people consider sexy, but I prefer to leave a little to the imagination.

My shoes are from Joanne Stoker and the lipstick is So Chaud by MAC.

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