Ribbed Jersey Midi Dress


Today I’m getting back to basics in this fierce black ribbed  jersey midi dress. With sleeveless, on-trend high neck and figure flattering midi length, this one is a total wardrobe must have.



While I must admit that wearing a body conscious dress — or “body con” — wasn’t always my first choice when it comes to wearing dresses, I did, however, learn to be more comfortable within my own skin.  This jersey dress is supposed to feel like second skin, made to hug every single curve.  Designed to proudly show off your shape, which over the years, I’ve finally become more comfortable to do just so…showing off my shape without being too revealing.


I often remind myself that “confidence is the best accessory”. Even if you feel a bit shy wearing a figure-hugging dress I recommend getting in one in black. It’s an effortlessly chic hue always on trend, and downright sexy without trying too hard. Also, wearing all black creates a long, lean vertical line, creating the appearance of a slimmer figure.

How about you? Do you like to wear figure-hugging dresses? Let me know by commenting below!

As always, thanks much for reading & have a fabulous weekend!

Much love.





  1. September 16, 2016 / 2:17 AM

    I love a bodycon dress! And in black it s gorgious! Perfect styling with the red bag and shoes.

  2. September 16, 2016 / 4:43 AM

    Hey! Great look and this dress fits you very well! The glasses and the hat are a perfect addition 🙂 I love body-con dresses and I also have one, but it has 3/4 sleeves and a black-and-white pattern.
    Have a nice weekend 🙂

  3. Andrea Nine
    September 16, 2016 / 5:09 AM

    There’s more of my favorite red and black on you and you look stunning and so fun!! The hat is darling and even more darling…..YOU!! I hope you all have a spectacular weekend my love!!

  4. September 16, 2016 / 5:10 AM

    Hi Vanessa, it does take confidence to wear a figure hugging dress, but I really like how it flatters pretty much all shapes and sizes. you wear it so perfectly beautiful. the high collar neck gives it so much edge!

    Have a great Friday!
    ♥ Josune @ Your Beauty Script


  5. MC
    September 16, 2016 / 5:54 AM

    Total babe! You look so fab Vanessa! Love that LBD paired with red accents! Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. September 16, 2016 / 6:16 AM

    Totally love your whole look. Such a stunning outfit.

  7. September 16, 2016 / 6:32 AM

    You have been rocking the red and black, Vanessa! Love this classic dress with the red accessories. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  8. September 16, 2016 / 6:47 AM

    Love this dress on you! I’m always questioning more figure hugging dresses but feel that it’s all about what makes you feel confident and comfortable in your skin! xx

    Audrey Adair-Keene | http://www.happilyaudrey.com

  9. Cora
    September 16, 2016 / 6:55 AM

    Love the black on you..you’re right black make us slender that’s why I love black too..
    You look stunning in this outfit.. Happy weekend love..

  10. Amy Arnold
    September 16, 2016 / 7:45 AM

    Confidence is the best accessory, and you have every reason to feel confident in this amazing look! Happy Friday babe!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. September 16, 2016 / 10:26 AM

    I am certainly a bit more reserved with figure hugging dresses, I don’t know why considering I was a ballerina for 15 years wearing skin tight clothing. Once I get back into working out I think I will feel a lot better about myself!

    Happy friday!

    Lots of love… Sydney

  12. September 16, 2016 / 11:08 AM

    I love wearing tight dresses if I know I won’t be having a huge meal haha, a food baby is just not that flattering! But love this dress on you, gorgeous and lovely that you paired it with red details!! Xx


  13. September 16, 2016 / 11:22 AM

    Happy Friday! You look beautiful Vanessa! And you’re confidence shines thru, it really is the best accessory once can have. Love this look. Hope you have a great weekend babe!

    xo, Jackie

  14. Tamara
    September 16, 2016 / 12:10 PM

    I have a few of these basics H&M dress and I just love them. Easy to throw on and they make you look well put together. If I’m ever bloated or had too much cake the night before I just throw on a vest or even a long scarf.


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  15. September 16, 2016 / 1:11 PM

    I’ve never tried this kind of dress! I don’t feel comfortable at all with anything hugging my latina curves lol, but this black one definitely looks like a smart choice!!
    Will think about that! 😉
    You look stunning as usual V!
    Have a beautiful weekend ahead

  16. September 16, 2016 / 3:04 PM

    You look stunning! You’re certainly right, confidence is key!

    Funmi x

  17. September 16, 2016 / 3:50 PM

    You look gorgeous Vanessa! And I agree confidence is the best accessory one can have and yours shine thru beautifully! Hope you have a great weekend!

    xo, Jackie

  18. September 16, 2016 / 6:04 PM

    You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress, Vanessa! I know I say this all the time, but you really are beautiful 🙂 I love the way you’ve styled your dress with hat and round sunnies, it adds your signature touch of 70s chic. I’m also loving the pops of red, too! Also, a VERY Happy Birthday to your son! I know he must of had a wonderful time celebrating, lots of fun I bet! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead, my dear friend!



  19. September 16, 2016 / 6:11 PM

    I love the simple color palette of this outfit. You hair looks stunning against the black, and the dress is so flattering!
    Have a wonderful weekend, gorgeous!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  20. September 16, 2016 / 9:33 PM

    that is such a chic outfit – you look amazing, absolutely stunning !! xx


  21. September 16, 2016 / 11:26 PM

    I LOVE this look on you Vanessa! I think classic jersey dresses can be so elegant yet edgy and this is no exception! You styled it so beautifully with that fabulous hat and the pops of red! Hot!

  22. September 17, 2016 / 2:50 AM

    Girl, you have nothing to be insecure about, that dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you!! Red and black is such a classic combo! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Xx, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

  23. September 17, 2016 / 11:34 AM

    Such a brilliant look Vanessa and you look beyond gorgeous! Love this body con dress on you and the way you styled it with read accessories! A body con dress is my go-to when I want to dress up quickly, and I love wearing them with sneakers (I actually think my first or second blog posts was something like that 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing, you reminded me of a favourite style for fall and inspired me to wear something similar! Have a beautiful week my gorgeous!

  24. September 17, 2016 / 1:08 PM

    We are definitely so connected, dear V.! I tell you why, but first let me say that I loved your dress and that you look lovely and beautiful as usual wearing it! I also loved the sandals and the bag! Now, why we are connected – among other things, because you will seldom see me in a figure hugging dress 🙂 And yet, such a coincidence, I wrote a post yesterday (but for Sept 26) saying the same – that I am not used to wear tight dresses, but as an exception, I wore one last weekend 🙂 If I felt bad? Not really, it surprised me 🙂 So I totally agree with you, dear V., and I can say that you have das Figur um so ein schoenes Kleid zu tragen 🙂 Hugs and kisses!

  25. September 17, 2016 / 7:15 PM

    Stunning dress. <333
    I'm back on my blog…

  26. September 18, 2016 / 9:43 AM

    You look amazing in the black dress! And the red accessories are perfect with it!

    Ich wüsche dir einen wunderschönen Sonntag!

  27. Adi
    September 18, 2016 / 1:01 PM

    So Stunning! I love the pops of red!!
    Adi xx

  28. September 18, 2016 / 2:06 PM

    That’s a lovely dress! And I agree with you, when going for tight, curve-hugging dresses, black is always the best choice.


  29. September 18, 2016 / 6:03 PM

    I really can’t wear figure-hugging anything because of my dry skin; it irritates it. And I’m not too comfortable in showing every curve. I do however like pencil skirts and peplum tops because they accentuate my shape in an elegant way, but not so obviously.

    Mich x

  30. September 18, 2016 / 8:14 PM

    Hi darling, I’m glad you learned to be comfortable in your skin cos this dress looks stunning on you. I love the addition of a fedora. Black is always in trend and you killed this look. Have a fantastic week babe.


  31. September 19, 2016 / 3:03 AM

    This figure hugging dress is fabulous but that total look , too. I adore contrast between hot red and black!

  32. September 22, 2016 / 4:19 AM

    Buenos días. Que pasada de fotos. Eres increíble combinando. Un besito y te invito a pasarte por mi blog.
    Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

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