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Body-con, cutouts, short skirts — these are what come to mind when people think about a typical "sexy" dress. But there are so many other ways to feel sexy aside from squeezing into your average bandage dress — the word doesn't have to imply skintight, super-skimpy, or even low-cut.
And with just a few weeks of warm weather left to enjoy, it's time to start looking for dresses that don't only scream summer. That means embracing longer lengths, more coverage, and looks that can be layered once the temps drop.
Don't worry, you'll feel just as sexy in our picks ahead as you would in a teeny-tiny frock — if not more sexy, because without the fear of something popping out where it shouldn't, you can be comfortable and confident, whether it's for a date or a night with friends.