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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Reformation

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

Flynn Skye

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

Faithfull The Brand

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

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.

Talulah

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

LPA

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

For Love And Lemons

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

Stone Cold Fox

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

Tularosa

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

C/MEO Collective

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

AMUR

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

Lily Ashwell

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

Staud

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

Rixo London

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

Self-Portrait

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

Zimmermann

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

Cinq a Sept

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

Monse

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

Christy Dawn

The Bergen Dress, $220

Endless Summer

Ciao Lucia

Florentina Dress Shell Pink, $450