How to Downplay a Sexy Dress

A Sexy Dress Styled Not Too Sexy

The 22 year old me would’ve strutted around in this mini dress without care, but these days I choose a dress like this to style a little more modestly. I appreciate the flattering silhouette, color and print, so I incorporated some elements to make it work for my everyday wear.

Add Lacy Layers

I’m partial to lacy bras and love a little peekaboo, so I added this white lacy bra underneath. I have more modest black lacy bralettes that would also work well, but shit, on a weekend, I’ll let loose a little.

Style As a Tunic

I love styling dresses as tunics, it helps get more wear if I can style it in the summer as a dress and as a top in the fall or winter seasons. I styled it this time with faux leather leggings, but I think it would look cute with tight skinny jeans and a pair of pumps.

Add a Casual Shoe

A classic flat boot is the best accessory to transform an outfit from dressed up to casual and I wanted this to look easy going and as informal as possible. I truly just hate dressing up and looking dressed up.

Floral Skater Dress c/o Tobi |Amore Bustier c/o Thistle and Spire| faux leather leggings and Quay sunglasses from Retail Therapy | Vintage Chanel

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  • Marta
    November 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

    That’s a gorgeous dress! I often struggle in wearing really pretty dresses that show a lot of skin in the winter because I get way too cold but I also want to wear them and I rarely get the opportunity to wear them in the summer so I need to find ways to make them look more modest but I always fail at it… You did it amazingly, the leggings add such an edgy vibe to it.

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    November 13, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Thank you for the suggestions! I often stay away from “sexy” outfits but these are all great ways to work that dress that’s been in the back of my closet for the longest time. I love it! ❤

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Natali
    November 13, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Always looking absolutely flawless and so unique! Love your dress!