Definition of body-con in English:



  • Relating to or denoting a very tight-fitting style of clothing.

    ‘fab though the body-con trend is, I can't give up on smocks just yet’
    • ‘Devoid of make-up rather than trussed up in the body-con dresses she tends to favour, she appears as the genuinely pretty girl she is.’
    • ‘This figure hugging Italian jersey dress is perfect for this season's 'body-con' trend and is available in a whole host of colours.’
    • ‘He should stick to the body con dresses.’
    • ‘This 'Body-Con Special' contains underwear suggestions, sculpting necessities and tips from those in-the-know.’
    • ‘Physical challenges, outside your comfy-on-the-couch zone, give you a sense of accomplishment and girl-powerness that simply can't be emulated by wearing a body-con dress.’
    • ‘Tight "body-con" dresses, super mini skirts and permed hair were all the rage.’
    • ‘Wear over a neat tweed skirt suit, body con shift dress or a streamlined, sophisticated coat for a look that screams autumn winter 2008!’


1990s: shortening of body-conscious.