It-Girl Brands That Make Subtly Sexy Dresses

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Before you know it, it’ll be spring, which is why our eyes are gravitating toward dresses lately. (Plus, it makes shopping a vacay of sorts when you’re actually facing a freezing forecast!) Dresses are feminine by nature, so when we’re looking for one to wear in the warmer months, we choose fun, playful and, well, sexy, but not in an obvious way. We’re talking maxis with slits, fitted vintage-inspired minis, romantic off-the-shoulder midis—all with strategic details that ensure a wow factor. Ahead, discover the brands we count on for chic, flirty numbers.

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Hilton Dress

$218

Reformation

Reformation

If you like: modern takes on vintage design. Notice the spotted pattern, ruffled straps, sweetheart-fitted bodice and front tie.

Cedar Maxi

$216

Flynn Skye

Flynn Skye

If you like: sexy surprises on full-length dresses, à la thigh-high slits and open backs.

Katergo Midi Dress

$169

Faithfull The Brand

Faithfull The Brand

If you like: vacation dresses begging to be paired with a raffia tote and sandals.

The Alexandra

$195

Realisation Par

Realisation Par

If you like: French girl meets feminine Australian style. These playfully printed wrap minis have been witnessed on a slew of It girls from Emrata to Bella.

Darcy Midi Dress

$350

Talulah

Talulah

If you like: ultra-romantic drapey silhouettes boasting painterly florals, which are a fantastic choice for spring weddings.

Dress 512

$228

LPA

LPA

If you like: slinky shapes that show off your curves.

Rosebud Embroidery Mini Dress

$282

For Love & Lemons

For Love And Lemons

If you like: minis with gorgeous, girly details like frilly trims and embroidered lace panels.

Lure Dress

$265

Stone Cold Fox

Stone Cold Fox

If you like: edgy dresses that make you feel like a vixen—subtly of course.

Claire Dress

$158

Tularosa

Tularosa

If you like: Revolve style—flirty, of-the-moment, glamorous.

Temptation Short Sleeve Gown

$275

C/MEO

C/MEO Collective

If you like: dressy, trendy designs that read elevated and sleek.

Vera Dress

$448

Amur

AMUR

If you like: date-night dresses with texture and details.

Gia Slip Dress

$250

Lily Ashwell

Lily Ashwell

If you like: luxurious satin bias slips you can wear with anything.

Anita Dress

$250

Staud

Staud

If you like: interesting, playful details that reveal the right amount.

Margo Embellished Embroidered Georgette Midi Dress

$470

RIXO London

Rixo London

If you like: elegant, printed, plunging midis that flatteringly hang over the body.

Tiered Guipure Lace Mini Dress

$265

Self Portrait

Self-Portrait

If you like: paneled guipure lace that modestly shows off skin.

Lumino Floating Striped Linen Dress

$795

Zimmermann

Zimmermann

If you like: bright, floaty getaway pieces finished with delicate details.

Noemi Dress

$465

Cinq à Sept

Cinq a Sept

If you like: a polished city-girl aesthetic that's smart and impactful.

Football Floral Off Shoulder Dress

$1,690

Monse

Monse

If you like: unique shoulder-baring asymmetric shapes fashion girls adore.

Christy Dawn

The Bergen Dress, $220

Elsa Mini

$148

Endless Summer

Endless Summer

Ciao Lucia

Florentina Dress Shell Pink, $450