See also: body-con and body con

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese ボディコン(bodikon) (clipping of English body conscious), name of a fashion subculture among young women in the late 1980s and early 1990s.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

bodycon ‎(comparative more bodycon, superlative most bodycon)

  1. (fashion, of women's clothing) Figure-hugging, skintight, form-fitting.
    • 2016, Hadley Freeman, The Guardian, 28 November:
      She has, of late, tried to tone down her usual fembot style – all bodycon dresses and pointed shoulders – with more interesting looks: a jumpsuit here, a pussybow there, a fluted sleeve there.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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”).