9 Subtle Ways To Look Sexy

Thigh-high slits need not apply.

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    Body-con dresses not your jam? Plunging décolletage not your speed? We hear you, which is why we culled a few of our favorite ways to tap into your alluring side without looking, dare we say, desperate. Click through now to add just a hint of seduction to your look. 

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    PHOTO: Collage Vintage

    1. Sheer Skirts

    This is about as provocative as this slideshow gets. Yes, your undergarments will be revealed, but if said undergarments are high-waisted full-coverage briefs and the skirt itself comes to a demure below-the-knee length, the effect is sultry, not scandalous. ​

    Photo courtesy of Collage Vintage

     

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    Get The Look: 

    H&M Beaded Skirt ($70)

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    PHOTO: Look De Pernille

    2. Bustiers + Button-Down Shirts

    A bustier on its own may feel little over-the-top. Tone it down with a crisp button-down shirt layered underneath.

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    Get The Look: 

    Acne Studios Rue Li Mix Bustier Top ($381)

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    Get The Look: 

    Joe Fresh Silk Shirt ($49)

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    3. Backless Jumpsuits

    Otherwise known as double-take bait.

    Photo courtesy of Stockholm Street Style

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    Get The Look: 

    Tamara Mellon Backless Stretch Lambskin Leather Jumpsuit ($1995, more affordable option here)

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    PHOTO: Columbine Smille

    4. Sheer Panel Camisoles

    A sheer delight has subtle allure in spades.

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    Get The Look:

    By Malene Birger Niharika Tank Top ($275)

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    EXPLORE: Street Style
    PHOTO: Mija

    5. D’Orsay Heels

    The French heel with a cut-out vamp is revealing in the right way. Très provocateur!

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    Get The Look: 

    Jean-Michel Cazabat Ebba D'Orsay Suede Pumps ($350)

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    EXPLORE: Street Style
    PHOTO: Imaxtree

    6. Low-Armhole Shirts

    This is the perfect opportunity to show a peek of your favorite lacy bra.

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    Get The Look:

    ASOS Tank With Low Scoop Back ($23)

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    EXPLORE: Street Style
    PHOTO: Tuula Vintage

    7. Lace-Up Details

    The possibility of coming unlaced is always a bit suggestive.

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    Get The Look: 

    Isabel Marant Curtis Lace-Up Leather Pants ($3080, more affordable option here)

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    EXPLORE: Street Style
    PHOTO: Song Of Style

    8. Off-The-Shoulder Tops

    There’s no need for cleavage when your shoulders are bared.

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    Get The Look: 

    Alexander McQueen Off-The-Shoulder Blouse ($1045, more affordable option here)

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    EXPLORE: Street Style
    PHOTO: The Fashion Eaters

    9. Slit Pants

    A little sliver of ankle is more alluring than you would think.

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    Get The Look: 

    Giorgio Armani Skinny Front-Zip Pants ($400)

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Beaded Skirt

Beaded Skirt

H&M, $70
SHOP
Silk Shirt

Silk Shirt

Joe Fresh, $49
SHOP
Rue Li Mix Bustier Top

Rue Li Mix Bustier Top

Acne Studios, $381
SHOP
Backless Stretch Lambskin Leather Jumpsuit

Backless Stretch Lambskin Leather Jumpsuit

Tamara Mellon, $1995
SHOP
Tank Top

Tank Top

By Malene Birger Niharika, $275
SHOP
Ebba D'Orsay Suede Pumps

Ebba D'Orsay Suede Pumps

Jean-Michel Cazabat, $350
SHOP
Tank With Low Scoop Back

Tank With Low Scoop Back

ASOS, $23
SHOP
Curtis Lace-Up Leather Pants

Curtis Lace-Up Leather Pants

Isabel Marant, $3080
SHOP
Off-The-Shoulder Blouse

Off-The-Shoulder Blouse

Alexander McQueen, $1045
SHOP
Skinny Front-Zip Pants

Skinny Front-Zip Pants

Giorgio Armani, $400
SHOP
EXPLORE: Style Tips, H&M, Joe Fresh, Acne Studios, Tamara Mellon, By Malene Birger Niharika, Jean-Michel Cazabat, ASOS, Isabel Marant, Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani
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