A key item in any sophisticated girl's arsenal, this is one of those rare pieces that are come-hither without feeling too planned out. You can play it laid-back or ultra-glam—either way, it's the perfect balance of charming and scandalous.
PLEATED SUEDE MINI, $298, SEVENTY TWO CHANGES, 212-343-2988
DRAPED SILK MINI, $220, ALI RO, ALI-RO.COM FOR STORES
Wearing sequins to a party is like setting off fireworks in the middle of a room. Unapologetically fun, they mash up the best of decades: '20s Hollywood, '50s bombshell, '70s rock star. And there's nothing that sparkles more beautifully against strategically bare skin.
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COTTON T-SHIRT, $100, MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS. SELECT BLOOMINGDALE'S, 800-232-1854
The erotic pull of lacy, luxurious underpinnings is impossible to overstate. It doesn't matter if you go for a full-on boudoir-inspired dress or just a deliberate glimpse of strap; it all hints at a private life that's enviably exciting.
Whether you pair it with jeans or a pencil skirt, something about this item instantly makes the wearer feel appealing in a distinctly French way. It's an inviting juxtaposition—tissue-thin material meets a slouchy, straightforward cut—that's quietly sultry and mysterious.
This reigns as the single most effective garment in seduction history. Stretchy, billowy, structured, or however you prefer, it's always elegant, always in good taste, and above all, always flattering.