50 shades of grey bdsm inspired dresses collage

I don’t know about you guys but I kind of wanted to ignore 50 Shades Of Grey. But as the pop culture frenzy that this movie will likely be descends upon us, I’m finding it harder and harder to look away. I can’t tell if it’s gonna be a total trainwreck because of the hot and cold chemistry between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson or if it’s going to be #blessed because of Queen Beyoncé’s (however minor) involvement with the project. (If you haven’t heard the Crazy In Love remake she did for the soundtrack you should go listen to it now guys).

Either way all of the BDSM references in the movie and book have stoked the fires of my sartorial imagination. Here are 15 dresses that’ll probably look cooler than anything Anastasia Steele rocks in the movie.

(Related: FKA Twigs Looks 50 Shades Of Amazing In Her BDSM Bra And Dotted Eyebrows)

1. For Love and Lemons Garden Isle Lace Dress, Nasty Gal  ($238.00)

red lace dress nasty gal via nasty gal dot com

So this dress doesn’t exactly scream “I will bend your will to my most twisted desires” but who cares because red lace. You can easily add some BDSM edge to it with this bra frame from Creepyyeha.

2. Vintage Riot Girl Leather Cutout Dress, Nasty Gal ($378.00)

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This outfit is so hardcore it’ll make you want to change your name to Christiana Grey.

3. Cut out Bandage Dress, Missguided ($66.50)

bandage midi black dress via missguidedIs it just me or does this dress give me “dominatrix on her days off” vibes?

4. Vintage Sugar High Leather Dress, Nasty Gal ($358.00)

pink leather nasty gal dress

Guys this dress is made out of pink leather. Pink leather! Need I say more?

5. Tie Hard Dress, Nasty Gal ($61.60)

nasty gal tie dress

I want to get this dress because it’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to wearing something that looks like FKA twigs’ cool leg corset thingy. That and it would look pretty great with a leather jacket or a harness like this one from Creepyyeha.

6. Leather Bandeau Skater Mini Dress Black, Missguided ($57.00)

missguided bock leather mini

I feel like this could be the BDSM-equivalent to the LBD. Even if leather isn’t your thing you can totally soften this look with some rhinestones or pearls.

7. Really Got Me Dress – Black Lamé, Nasty Gal ($128.00)

nasty gal black lame dress

No this dress isn’t made out of leather but does that even matter? You will look like the baddest chick ever in it and this corset belt.

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8. All Business Bustier Dress, Nasty Gal ($98.00)

body con vegan leather front nasty gal vegan leather body con

This bodycon dress is business in the front and BDSM in the back. The only thing better than the midi length is the fact that the leather on the side panels and the straps are vegan.

9. Bobbi Balconette Dress, Karma Loop ($36.00)

vixxen body con karma loop dress

Who says you can’t wear pastels and serve BDSM realness? This bodycon dress and its harness-inspired straps would look awesome with this transparent “purple-tinted” choker.

10. Meet Me In The Midi Dress, Nasty Gal  ($78.00)

midi dress nasty gal black

I have a tenuous relationship with cutout dresses. Sometimes I love them and sometimes I think they should all be gathered into a giant capsule and tossed into the sea. This is one of the times I thought they were pretty awesome.

11. To The Wire Cutout Dress, Nasty Gal ($78.00)

cutout black dress nasty gal

This is probably one of the most clever ways of inserting cutouts into a seemingly covered up look that I’ve seen in a long time.

12. Faux Leather Asymmetric Hem Mini Dress, Missguided ($57.00) 

black dress missguided faux leather

The only thing this versatile asymmetrical number needs to be 50 Shades Of Grey-worthy is this Caged Heart Choker.

13. Rhapsody Cutout Dress, Nasty Gal ($98.00) 

body con cutout blue dress nasty gal

The only thing I like more than the aptly placed cutouts on this dress is the color and that it looks so easy to style.

14. Nasty Gal Collection Tight Race Mesh Dress, ($108.00)

 

nasty gal mesh dress

Are leather and studs too much for you? No worries. This dress has all the strappy detailing that makes BDSM-inspired looks so awesome but none of the scary leather.

15. Gal Helix Dress, Nasty Gal ($68.00) 

 

nasty gal body con dress neckline black

Plunging neckline? Check. Body con mini dress? Check. All you need now is a whip and an awesome necklace and you’ll be good to go.