9 Subtle Ways To Look Sexy

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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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. ​

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Get The Look: 

H&M Beaded Skirt ($70)

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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.

Get The Look: 

Acne Studios Rue Li Mix Bustier Top ($381)

Get The Look: 

Joe Fresh Silk Shirt ($49)

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Stockholm Street Style

3. Backless Jumpsuits

Otherwise known as double-take bait.

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Get The Look: 

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

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Columbine Smille

4. Sheer Panel Camisoles

A sheer delight has subtle allure in spades.

Get The Look:

By Malene Birger Niharika Tank Top ($275)

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Mija

5. D’Orsay Heels

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

Get The Look: 

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

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Imaxtree

6. Low-Armhole Shirts

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

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Tuula Vintage

7. Lace-Up Details

The possibility of coming unlaced is always a bit suggestive.

Get The Look: 

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

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Song Of Style

8. Off-The-Shoulder Tops

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

Get The Look: 

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

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The Fashion Eaters

9. Slit Pants

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

Get The Look: 

Giorgio Armani Skinny Front-Zip Pants ($400)