7 Summer Bodycon Dresses for Athletic Body Types

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Shopping is a trial-and error process. You put on a few clothes, try them on and then discard the rest. It is not a good idea to waste your time shopping when you can shop smarter. The key is to know your body type, and some have more ease with finding items that work than others — including those of UseWith athletic builds

An athletic body type (or rectangle shape) is typically categorized by not having prominent curves — but possessing fairly even shoulders, hip measurements and evenly distributed weight. Shopping for tops and bottoms may be easy, but with dresses, it’s a different story. What should you look out for if this is you?

It is important to show off your strong suits. In most cases, these are the back and arms. You’ll want to look for racerback styles, halters and pretty much anything strapless. A backless number is also a great choice. If you want to increase your bust, consider a deep V plunger. These details were our focus and we focused on bodycon styles you can wear all summer. These figure-hugging designs will make you look taller than a tall glass of water, thanks to the perfect balance at the top.

This Simple Racerback Midi


Topshop Ribbed Cutout Detail Dress Body-Con Dress
Nordstrom

This comfy ribbed knit sweater dress is versatile enough to wear day or night. The racerback style lets you show off your arms, shoulders and back — plus, the center cutout details play up the bust for a feminine touch.

It’s amazing!

Nordstrom has the Topshop Ribbed Detail Body-Con Dress (originally $67) for $40 

This Bold Halter Dress

ASOS Halter Neck Seamed Body-Con Bandage Minidress

ASOS Halter Neck Seamed Body-Con Bandage Minidress
Nordstrom

This dress is bright lime green! We love how the bright lime green looks against all skin colors. The dress’s design is impeccable. The unique molded cups give the bust a beautiful accent and give the halter style a flattering look.

It’s amazing!

Nordstrom has the ASOS Halter Neck Seamed Bandage Minidress for only $42 

This Cutout Wrap Dress

Lulus Cutout on the Town Cutout Body-Con Minidress

Lulus Cutout on The Town Cutout Body-Con Minidress
Nordstrom

This dress falls somewhere between a wrap dress and a bodycon. If you don’t want a super skintight fit, this is the ultimate look! The flattering scoop neck is designed for athletes. We love the center cutout that creates an hourglass shape.

It’s amazing!

Nordstrom: Get the Lulus Cutout-on-the Town Minidress for $44 

This Elegant Cocktail Dress

Dress the Population Bailey Off the Shoulder Body-Con Dress

Dress the Population Bailey Off-the-Shouler Body Con Dress
Nordstrom

This is the summer wedding season officially underway, and you know what dress to wear! The off-the-shoulder sleeves are elegant and highlight the arms, and we’re in love with the sweetheart neckline. The bodycon dress isn’t skintight all the way through, which shows off curves to perfection!

It’s amazing!

Nordstrom has the Dress the Population Bailey Off-the-Shouler Body-Con Dress for $178 

This Dress with a Plunging Neckline

GOBLES Women's Bodycon Sleeveless Ruched Dress

GOBLES Women’s Bodycon Sleeveless Ruched Dress
Amazon

These beautiful dresses have a sloping neckline that is perfect for athletes. You can show off your full cleavage. The wider straps help to reduce the waist and make it appear smaller. We’re also obsessed with all of the fun bright shades it’s available in that will make a splash this season!

It’s amazing!

Get the GOBLES Women’s Bodycon Sleeveless Ruched Dress for $30 at Amazon! Please note that prices are correct as of the date of publication (May 27, 2022), but subject to change.

This Sultry Backless Dress

Just Quella Women's Bodycon Backless Spaghetti Strap Dress

Just Quella Women’s Bodycon Backless Spaghetti Strap Dress
Amazon

If you really want to show off your back, we can’t think of a better dress to wear! The spaghetti straps make the dress look sultry and the rest of it is simple so you can really shine.

It’s amazing!

Get the Just Quella Women’s Bodycon Backless Spaghetti Strap Dress for prices starting at $20 at Amazon! Please note that prices are correct as of the date of publication (May 27, 2022), but subject to change.

This is a cute floral dress

Madden NYC Juniors Sweetheart Cut-Out Bodycon Dress

Madden NYC Juniors Sweetheart Cut-Out Bodycon Dress
Walmart

This dress is flattering in every way. The sweetheart neckline and ruching throughout the dress hug your figure. This is the perfect ensemble for any daytime activity, but you can also dress it up to go out on the town.

It’s amazing!

Walmart: Get the Madden NYC Juniors Cut-Out Bodycon dress for $20 

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