bodycon

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Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

bodycon (comparative more bodycon, superlative most bodycon)

  1. (fashion, of women's clothing) Figure-hugging, skintight, form-fitting.

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References[edit]

  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”).