body-con.jpgThe best thing about the bodycon look is that it's maximum style, minimum effort. The main obstacle to getting this look right is cost, because the basic ingredients need to be good quality - but you can get it absolutely to perfection with one strong tunic dress doing all the work.

The best I've seen in the shops is Whistles' asymetric zip dress, pictured left. It's made from the lightest fabric that despite its sheer quality, doesn't go see-through when worn and only shows of the bits you want on display. It's not cheap at £195, but it's the sort of staple you'll be strugglging not to wear every day once it's in your wardrobe. Team it with a pair of black or grey leggings for instant chic: American Apparel have lots of styles to choose from just now, in fabrics that last and last.