These "Sexy" Outfits Aren't What You'd Expect

We're going to be honest with you — looking "sexy" isn't typically at our top priority when getting dressed each day. But that doesn't mean we don't want to have a little bit of (daring) fun every now and then for a special date night or evening out with friends. The only problem? Coming up with a more provocative look can be tricky — especially when the weather calls for bundling up, not baring it all.

Still, it is possible to put together a sexy ensemble in almost-freezing temps — and it doesn't involve body-con dresses or strappy heels. In fact, it's quite the opposite; you'd be surprised just how great a sweaterdress or heeled black bootie can look when styled properly. To get you thinking outside of the skin-tight box, we've put together four looks that will get the style gears turning. Now, all you need is some weekend plans...
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The Mesh Bodysuit
First things first: Put down the body-con. Instead, slip into a cute bralette and sexy mesh bodysuit, and throw a V-neck sweater dress on top. That way, you can go out on the town without freezing your buns off and still have some mesh interest peeking out up top. The only thing missing from this ensemble is a set of sparkly socks and a sleek-yet-totally-walkable black bootie.

Faith Connexion Mesh Body Suit, $195.28, available at Farfetch; EASTNWESTLABEL Orion's Summer, $68, available at EASTNWESTLABEL; Wilfred Free Padilla Dress, $145, available at Aritzia; Zara Leather Ankle Boots, $139, available at Zara; & Other Stories Shimmery Socks, $10, available at & Other Stories.
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The Off-The-Shoulder Statement
Without off-the-shoulder tops, 2015 wouldn't have been 2015. But you most likely haven't seen an iteration quite like this before. Pair this statement-making blazer with some flattering wide-leg pants and polish the outfit off with metallic accents, like a unique pair of earrings and a golden Chelsea boot.

Loéil Delphine Off Shoulder Blazer, $162, available at Loéil; Seafarer Gondolier Flared Cropped Jeans, $275, available at Moda Operandi; Saint Laurent 'Babies' Chelsea Boot, $497.49, available at Nordstrom; Forever 21 Cutout Circle Ear Jackets, $3.90, available at Forever 21; Miansai Screw Cuff Chain Bracelet Gold-Plated, $135, available at Miansai.
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The Plunge Top
Sometimes, jeans can be just as sexy as any body-hugging ensemble — especially when paired with a red-hot, tie-front top that plunges just the right amount. A choker is the perfect finishing touch on this unexpected look, allowing your classic white sneakers and favorite black clutch to fit in seamlessly.

Realisation The Biana in Red Star, $140, available at Realisation; Alexander Wang Rave Wide Leg Jean, $350, available at Alexander Wang; Topshop 'Copenhagen' Lizard Embossed Faux Leather Sneaker, $35, available at Nordstrom; Etro Choker, $3,254, available at LUISAVIAROMA; ASOS LILLE Co-ord Satin Clutch Bag With Faux Fur Pom, $51 $30.50, available at ASOS.
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The Plaid Mini
Show some leg with a frayed-hem miniskirt (and don't shy away from a pair of tights, if necessary). Pair it with a borrowed-from-the-boys-style crew neck sweater and an embellished brogue. Complete the look with a minimalist silver watch and crisp, white clutch.

Astraet Chunky Knit Sweater, $305.15, available at Farfetch; P.A.R.O.S.H. 'Gri Shoe' Brogues, $386.72 $251.37, available at Farfetch. Charles + Keith Metal Bar Wristlet, $26, available at Charles + Keith; Romwe Plaid Zipper Yellow Skirt, $14.67, available at Romwe; Skagen Hagen Steel Mesh Watch, $185, available at Skagen.

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