5 low-key sexy looks to step out in

5 low-key sexy looks to step out in

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Written by: Amanda Chung

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Published on: September 20, 2022

Fashion Editor: Caroline Griswold

Photo courtesy of Sandra Semburg

Contrary to what women’s magazines of the early decades might have led you to believe, sexy dressing isn’t just about a low cut or a thigh-high slit. It’s about wearing clothes that help you feel safe and comfortable in your own skin. To that end, we styled five stereotypically sexy pieces in understated ways that let your personality shine through.


CIAO LUCIA PRIMA DRESS, goop, $280

LBD

A little black dress can fall anywhere on the spectrum from cute to overtly seductive—in no small part due to the styling. Here, a pointelle baby t-shirt, a delicate choker and tall boots tip the scale towards the former.

CIAO LUCIA DRESS, goop, $280

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  1. Daphine necklace

    Daphine
    necklace
    goop, $98

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  2. Tower 28 Beauty lip gloss

    Tower 28 Beauty
    lip jelly
    goop, $15

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  3. RE/DONE T-SHIRT

    REPEAT/DONE
    T-SHIRT
    goop, $135

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  4. Cuup bra

    CUUP
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    CUUP, $68

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  5. Esther Ekme bag

    Esther Ekme
    bag
    goop, $450

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  6. Aeyde boots

    Ayed
    boots
    goop, $672

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THE STRAIGHT TOP

Button a lace blouse over a bra that’s meant to be seen (like an unlined deep bra that’s both supportive and stylish) and finish with polished denim.

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  1. Daphine earrings

    Daphine
    earrings
    goop, $104

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  2. Gucci blouse

    Gucci
    blouse
    Gucci, $1,980

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  3. Cuup bra

    CUUP
    Bro
    CUUP, $68

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  4. B SIDE jeans

    B PAGES
    jeans
    goop, $265

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  5. What goes around comes around Chanel purse

    What goes around comes around
    Chanel purse
    goop, $7,150

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  6. New Slingbacks

    Neos
    Slingbacks
    goop, $535

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ESSE TRI KNIT COTTON DRESS, goop, DKK 685

THE DRESS FOR THE CUT

A strategically placed neckline can take a maxi dress from decent to damn hot. To offset the obvious sensuality, add a belted blazer and cream combat boots.

ESSE DRESS, goop, $685

Carry it with you


  1. Foundrae necklace

    Foundrae
    necklace
    goop, $1,595

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  2. Bea Bongiasca call

    Bea Bongiasca
    ring
    goop, $1,105

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  3. Bottega Veneta blazer

    Bottega Veneta
    blazer
    Bottega Veneta, $3,100

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  4. Saint Laurent clutch

    Saint Laurent
    clutch
    Matches fashion, $1,850

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  5. Aeyde boots

    Ayed
    boots
    goop, $525

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THE SILK TANK

This look is a little ’90s, a little balletcore—and just as elegant IRL as it looks on your screen. Play up the fabric’s shine with light-reflecting accessories, like a chain strap bag and a tennis necklace that won’t break the bank.

Carry it with you


  1. Daphine necklace

    Daphine
    necklace
    goop, $325

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  2. Daphine call

    Daphine
    ring
    goop, $98

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  3. Tove camisole

    HESITATE
    camisole
    goop, $675

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  4. ESSE skirt

    ESSAY
    skirt
    goop, $440

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  5. Cult Gaia bag

    Cult of Gaia
    bag
    goop, $428

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  6. Le Monde Beryl mary jane flats

    Le Monde Beryl
    Mary Jane flats
    Matches Fashion, $496

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TWO GISELLE DRESS, goop, DKK 1,640

THE BODYCON DRESS

This curve-accentuating dress hugs and clings in all the right places. The finely ruched fabric adds dimension, meaning you don’t need to do a lot of styling: just put on chunky slides, layer on the gold, and go.

TOVE DRESS, goop, DKK 1,640

Carry it with you


  1. Ben-Amun earrings

    Ben-Amun
    Earrings
    goop, $270

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  2. Lauren Rubinski necklace

    Lauren Rubinski
    necklace
    goop, $12,430

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  3. ROEN eyeshadow

    RÓEN
    eyeshadow
    goop, $49

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  4. Cuup bra

    CUUP
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    CUUP, $75

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  5. tktk

    CUUP
    g-string
    CUUP, $20

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  6. Proenza Schouler sandals

    Proenza Schouler
    sandals
    goop, $850

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