From Japanese body-con (clipping of English body conscious), name of a fashion subculture among young women in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
bodycon (comparative more bodycon, superlative most bodycon)
- (fashion, of women's clothing) Figure-hugging, skintight, form-fitting.
- ^ Narumi, Hiroshi "Street Style and Its Meaning in Postwar Japan" Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, Volume 14, Number 4, December 2010 , pp. 415-438 (24):
- The body-con was a young women's subculture, the main feature of which was wearing dresses closely fitted to their bodies (“Body-conscious dress”).