3 Tips for Looking Sexy Yet Classy
“Proof That See-Through Dresses Can Be Modest, Too” – As I was reading this article on PopSugar last week, I found myself agreeing with everything written. The article crystallized many thoughts that have been swirling around my head on this topic. Looking sexy no longer means breaking out your shortest, tightest body-con dress. There is a revolution going on in fashion, giving us a new way to dress both sensually and modestly. I, for one, am thrilled about this trend, particularly right now with so many holiday cocktail parties upon us.
Here are my top 3 tips for achieving that classy not trashy look.
- Be choosy: What’s your favorite part of yourself physically? Choose to showcase that – and just that! That’s right, pick one part. No need to show it all. Less is more. Leave some to the imagination.
- Balance it out: If you are going to wear a dress with some sheer accents, make sure to balance that out with a conservative silhouette. For instance, while the dress I’m wearing has some sheerness to it, it also has a high collar and midi skirt length, giving it a romantic look.
- Amp it up: Use color to add that eye-catching pop to your holiday looks. Don a red dress or a purple dress. Or, stick with a classic black dress and play with a red lip and red nail polish.
Bonus tip: In the end, it’s all a matter of attitude. Confidence is sexy. And how you carry yourself exudes that confidence. So, walk into a room with your shoulders back and your head held high, proud of yourself. That is more important than anything.
Top 20 Self-Portrait Looks
While you may not be able to shop the romantic, high-neck, yet sheer pieces from the Red Valentino Pre-Fall 2016 collection mentioned in the PopSugar article just yet, you can get the look for less now with Self-Portrait. In fact, in my estimation, Self-Portrait was the first designer to bring this look forward recently – and at a great price point for the quality of design and craftsmanship.
These fresh feminine looks are perfect for your upcoming holiday party.In fact (spoiler alert!), I’ll be sporting this dress at our annual holiday next week.
Details of My Look
Self Portrait scallop edge midi dress | Vince Camuto jeweled strap dorsay heel | Kate Spade square gift box clutch | Herve Van Der Straeten cuff | Jennifer Fisher ring | OPI black cherry chutney nail polish
Kate Spade Giveaway
Did you notice this charming and cheeky Kate Spade gift box clutch? It makes the perfect finishing festive touch to your holiday look.
I’m thrilled to partner with Kate Spade to offer one of these (valued at $398) to one of you lucky readers. The giveaway will remain open until Sunday evening at midnight central time. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, and the gift box clutch shipped out to you as soon as possible so you can enjoy it during the holidays.
To enter, simply leave a comment here + follow me on Instagram. Bonus points for leaving your best tip for keeping your style classy for holiday parties.
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Best wishes! Thanks as always for visiting.
Updated with Giveaway Winner:
Congratulations to Karen – you win Kate Spade gift box clutch! I’ll send you an email so we can coordinate details.
Photography by Maritere Rice