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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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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Are you maybe masking a post-dinner food baby? Allow this peplum frock to be your companion for the evening.
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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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Animal prints are always okay. Pair with black skinnies or another neutral bottom, and you're golden.
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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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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.