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Finding My Perfect Bodycon Dress

Lilee yamanato dress

Lilee Yamanato dress

modcloth heels

Lilee Yamanato dress

I bring it up pretty frequently that I’m not a fan of wearing tight dresses…and generally stay away from low cut tops as well. It’s not that I have any issues whatsoever with that type of clothing…I think it’s just because I haven’t quite found the right dress to feel comfortable in.

I have had a rather hard time articulating why I haven’t felt totally comfortable in some of the bodycon dresses that I’ve sported on the blog…however, I really do think it all comes down to not having found the perfect bodycon dress. My friend, Richa, over on Fancier’s World wrote a great post about finding the perfect bodycon dress – and after reading that post it finally clicked for me as to what I should be looking for when shopping for that type of dress.

And that’s where this little number comes in from my friends over at Lilee Yamanato in Brisbane! (They just reopened at a new location, and they’ve also launched an Ebay store.) This dress fits Richa’s criteria almost perfectly, and I must say, I didn’t actually feel uncomfortable wearing this dress….amazingly, I actually felt pretty darn good.

Lilee Yamanat dress

I think the most important parts about this dress that make me feel comfortable in it are that:

1.) It’s a thick material – which in theory I know doesn’t sound comfortable, but I’m here to tell you, thin bodycon dresses aren’t all that comfy and lend themselves to many wardrobe malfunctions.

2.) It fits my body really well, it’s not too tight or too loose, therefore, I’m able to move around comfortably, bend over, etc. and no one will be seeing anything they aren’t supposed to! And I didn’t feel the need to tape or pin any part of this dress (who wants to mess with that anyways?).

3.) It has a pretty and flattering pattern and cut (the shoulders are a fun touch). I’ve found that I like bodycon dresses with a pattern…solid colors are a bit trickier in this type of dress. (Richa also talks about this in her post, here.)

It honestly felt like I’d seen the light when I tried on this dress! “Maybe bodycon dresses aren’t evil, uncomfortable contraptions after all!”

lilee yamanato dress

Needless to say, I found a couple more bodycon dresses from Lilee Yamanto that I feel fan-freaking-tastic in! So, prepare yourselves folks, I’m turning over a new leaf as we head into the new year! Haha. And really, bodycon dresses make great NYE dresses!

Have you ever found the perfect bodycon dress for you? If so, what did you like so well about it? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: c/o* Lilee Yamanto Similar options here)
Heels: Chelsea Crew
Earrings: Target


*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. Richa Kamal says:

    Oh wow! Thank you for the mention Lindsey.
    I am so glad that I could inspire your look!
    And I have to be honest this is like one of my favorites.
    This dress seems to be made for you! The print, color, cut and everything is perfect.
    Looking gorgeous.
    Richa | Fancier’s World

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      That post was awesome, Richa! I hope everyone goes and reads it! And thank you so much. 🙂

  2. Jessica Hernandez says:

    This dress looks absolutely fantastic on you! Gorgeous

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much, Jessica! 🙂

  3. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    Well hello there beautiful!! This dress looks amazing on you. It looks as if it were tailored for your body. Perfection!! I love the pretty print and colors too. So spring like!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Amanda! You are far too kind! 🙂

  4. Bryony Angell says:

    You look fantastic! I find your tips very helpful, as I share the same reservations about tight dresses as you do. Really fun story and great photos. You wear these well!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you, Bryony! I’m so glad you found this post helpful! 🙂

  5. Joanna Joy says:

    You are Gorgeous in this dress. This style really suits you. However, I understand what you are saying about these style of dresses. It can be difficult to find the right type of suitable material for this type of dress. These colors are beautiful on you. This dress is definitely one of my favorites.


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Joanna! So glad you like this dress too! 🙂

  6. Lee (@leethrifts) says:

    That dress is beautiful! I also don’t really like body con fitting clothing so I tend to stay away from them. Those are some really helpful tips… I might try them out!

    Lee – leethrifts.com

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Lee! I’m so glad you found the tips helpful too! 🙂

  7. robjodiefilogomo says:

    I think you hit the nail on the head—it’s not the type of dress that doesn’t always work for us, but the cut and style!
    And this one is just fabulous on you Lindsey!!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you, Jodie! 🙂

  8. denisesplanet says:

    I think you are so right, dear Lindsey, the bodycon dress needs to be something very specific to be nice to us. And the thicker fabric is one of the items, I think it’s good and not uncomfortable at all, and this is really a perfect bodycon dress for you, I loved the pattern as well! It’s so beautiful and feminine and you look super stylish and chic! You know I love the shoes, too! Dear Lindsey, I want to thank you so much for all your support and friendship, it is so nice that there’s this lovely interaction through our blogs, I am very glad that we have “met”! And also, to wish you a perfect fantastic new year, wherever you are and wish you a lot of fun, luck, nice friends, maaaaany many trips, please go on sharing the stories with us (I love them!) and a lot of joy, love and all the best always! Hugs and regards!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Denise! I really liked this pattern too, and these have become my favorite heels. 🙂 I am so thankful for your support and friendship too, Denise! It’s so wonderful to have found your blog and to have “met” you too. 🙂 Thank you so much, again! And I hope you have a fabulous New Year too!

  9. WOW! I love this bodycon dress on you. The pattern and those sleeves are just so beautiful and flattering. And you look so beautiful and feminine. I do wear bodycon dresses because they just flatter any body shape.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lindsey!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much, Miri! 🙂 And Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

  10. Laurie Duncan says:

    I think this is the perfect bodycon dress for you! I think if I could find one that fit perfectly, maybe I would change my mind too. But I think it would be difficult considering that I’m more of a pear shape and have a tummy. Oh well, yours is really gorgeous! 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Laurie! It’s no easy task to find the perfect one, that’s for sure. This one was at least 5 years coming. Haha. And oooh you have to check out Richa’s post! She offers so many wonderful tips for those concerns. 🙂

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