10 Cocktail Dresses That Are Hot–Not Trashy

"Sexy" is not a dirty word. Instead, it's a look you can totally pull off—if you've got the right goods, that is. No, we're not talking about your measurements; Ladies, this is all about a seriously hot dress. A word to the wise: There's a fine line to toe in your five-inch heels, and you've got to make sure you stay on this side of sexy (avoid dangerously trashy territory, please). Don't let this distinction stress you out—read on and check out our top picks for making it hot while keeping it classy. Then zip up into a smokin' confidence-magnet of a dress, and don't be afraid to show off your newfound sexiness in a fierce frock. We ain't mad atcha.
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Embellished Cutout Silk and Cotton-blend Dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim, $375, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Ponti Pencil Dress with Pockets, $77.58, available at ASOS.
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Serious Flare Dress, $48, available at Nasty Gal.
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Fiery Angel Dress by Nanette Lepore, $378, available at Nordstrom.
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Chelsea Pleated Mini, $52, available at Need Supply.
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Petites Bengaline Dress, $61.61, available at Miss Selfridge.
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Dress, $59.95, available at H&M.
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Black Lace Seamed Dress by DKNY, $450, available at Stylebop.
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Pretty Zigzag Asymmetric Dress by Love**, $64.85, available at Topshop (UK only).
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Aegle V-Neck Pleated Cocktail Dress, $328, available at BCBG.
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