Cover Photo: A photograph of the Las Vegas Strip lit up at night, featuring a dense network of hotels and casinos.
Photograph by Ameer Basheer/Unsplash

Becoming an “It Girl” in the Las Vegas Body-con Dress

The back was nothing but a web of elastic straps, and the front wasn’t low-cut as much as it was nonexistent.

This is Hemlines,  a column by Tabitha Blankenbiller on dresses, identity, and how fashion reflects who we are—and who we might become.

Tabitha Blankenbiller is the author of the debut essay collection Eats of Eden: A Foodoir, released from Alternating Current Press in March 2018. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Catapult, Electric Lit, The Rumpus, Narratively, Hobart, Barrelhouse, Bustle, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and a number of other journals. She graduated from the Pacific University MFA program and lives outside of Portland, Oregon.