The golden rule for wearing a sexy dress is that less is more, but too little is too much.
Huh? I hear you say.
Let’s break it down.
Showing off the right stuff
Sexy dresses are traditionally known for being quite revealing, from plunging necklines to skin-tight cuts. But there’s a plot twist: if you feel more exposed than what you’re comfortable with, your confidence takes a nose dive, and your outfit will be spoiled.
And who is to say that a maxi dress can’t be a sexy dress? In recent years, the sexy dress narrative has been turned on its head, as the tendency has shifted away from the dress itself, and now focuses more on the attitude of the wearer. Essentially, it comes down to what works for you – if you feel comfortable that you can wear a short, sexy dress with mesh panels, without becoming self-conscious, that is a good choice for you. If you are a more shy person, and feel more confident in something more conservative, where the long, flowing lines of the dress do the talking, instead of leaving that job to exposed skin, that will be the choice of sexy dress for you.
Look at different cuts and colours
Tunics are a great solution, thanks to their versatility. IT can be styled as a sexy dress with a shorter hemline in summer, and paired with silhouette-enhancing leggings and a great jacket in winter. It is an effortless shortcut to a dress that doesn’t leave you feeling exposed, but still looks chic and well put together.
Here’s a crazy thought – although you might think that you know what cuts and designs suit you, why not try stepping out of that mindset, and trying a few styles that you’ve never tried before? In the worst-case scenario, you simply don’t make the purchase. Best-case scenario? Discovering a whole new side to your personal style, and overthrowing what you thought was your idea of a sexy dress!
To make a sexy dress with a long cut work, make sure that you but a dress in the right size. The importance of well-fitting clothing in creating a sexy appearance cannot be overstated. A perfectly fitting, flowing and comfortable dress that lets you be you without revealing too much skin, is basically a recipe for success – wear your long dress, and wear it with confidence!
Add in the finishing touches
An already great look can be taken to new heights by rounding it off with the right accessories. If your dress is of a more masculine, boxy cut, balance it out by adding high heels, or a feminine ruffled scarf or top. Balance out an overly frilly outfit by adding straight lines, such as a blazer or square clutch bag.
More than anything, be yourself, no matter what you choose to wear. Any hint of discomfort or awkwardness, and you won’t be setting those around you at ease. Wear your dress with purpose, and you’ll be amazed at how confident you feel!