A Subtle Girl's Guide To Sexy Dressing

Maybe crop tops and cutouts aren’t part of your day-to-day wardrobe. (Really, do you even own a crop top?) Perhaps you’re more of a midi-skirt-wearing, high-waisted-jean-sporting, delicate-jewelry-donning kind of girl. And, that’s okay! It's not that you don't love these more revealing trends (on other people). It's just that, when it comes to you, subtler clothes and accessories are your wardrobe go-tos — every time. In fact, whether you're rocking a kitten-heel sandal or a slim-fit turtleneck, you know how to bring out the most alluring qualities in each.
And, truly, if you're not comfortable in that backless minidress and cockamamy bra contraption you contorted yourself into — no matter how amazing you look — it will show, guaranteed. That's why we're sharing 20 subtle-yet-scintillating buys that’ll suit even the most ladylike of dressers. After all, there's no reason to adhere to any unwritten standards of sexy style — you've got your own code, and we think it's pretty awesome.

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Do open backs scare you? Opt for a beginner's cutout, like this draped midi-dress from Topshop. The best part? You can wear it with regular, no-fuss undergarments.
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The cool contrast between the simple spaghetti straps and ruffled overlay adds a feminine note to this basic camisole.
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Don't discount your turtlenecks just yet! A lightweight, slim-fitting top that shows off your curves is an A-plus office look.
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You're a badass businesswoman who also knows a thing or two about style. So, you understand that a tailored suit can be just as eye-catching as that more revealing, skirted number.
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An A-line, leather miniskirt? Sign us up!
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Killer shoes without those aching arches? Yep, it is possible.
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No need to adjust your bra straps every five minutes — seriously. Dance all night long in this ultra-flattering jumpsuit that'll cover you in all the right places.
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Go bohemian in this drop-waist dress. Accent with lots of necklaces and plenty of arm candy, too.
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The choker is back and better than ever. And, it's an easy way to add a little edge to your outfit.
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Are you maybe masking a post-dinner food baby? Allow this peplum frock to be your companion for the evening.
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Don't even get us started on how fabulous these jeans will make our booties look.
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Wondering how to style your basic, white tee? Pair it with a flowy, semi-sheer maxi for the perfect girls'-night-out ensemble.
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Say bye-bye to those basic, blah nude pumps — and give a big hello to this bright, colorblocked heel!
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Try this simple, romantic look for your next date night. Hey, pretty lady.
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Here's how to don a sheer top without exposing your entire chest.
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Animal prints are always okay. Pair with black skinnies or another neutral bottom, and you're golden.
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How ridiculously chic are these threaded earrings?
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Don't fear the sheer! Subtle, see-through embellishments are key to nailing the style. And, can we just talk about how awesome this minidress looks teamed with tomboyish biker boots?
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This flirty little crop top is just the thing to turn you on to the trend.
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Silhouette-skimming outfits can have tons of ladylike appeal. Choose a long-sleeved iteration that'll hug your curves but keep you nice and warm(ish) on the chilliest of winter nights.

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