Slipping into an outfit that aims to embrace every crook and crevice of your figure takes a huge amount of guts. But as Jennifer Lawrence’gray Alexander Wang hugger has shown us, a bodycon dress actually works with, not against, your curves. (We don’t know about you, but we find that the way J. Law wore the dress is scorchin’ hotter than how the more slender model wore hers). Ready to take a brave sartorial step? Check out five of our handpicked body-conscious dresses for the budget-conscious fashionistas… all under $50 from ModCloth.

Worried about your tummy possibly raining on your posh parade? Consider Tummy-control garments like Spanx Bodycon Dress for the Budgetcon (Budget Conscious, That Is): We have Under $50 Picks to be your BBF, or go camo on dark colors like navy blue or black. If bodycon options are available, look for dresses with front panelling to visually work out the bulges.

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