Kate's brand of sexy is subtle and strategic: Instead of straight-up cleavage or thigh-high slits, she does layered lace, mesh inserts and gauze-covered cutouts. Click through to shop sheer paneled pieces.
From left: 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Fairchild Archive), 2009 Met Costume Institute Gala (WWD/Steve Eichner), 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars Party (Fairchild Archive), Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection 2012 Party (WWD/Steve Eichner)
Sweatshirt in Texture with Sheer Panels, $61.57, my.luckymag.com; Belen Leather-Panel Dress, $550, Alice + Olivia, cusp.com; Lace and silk-satin gown, $895, Notte by Marchesa, my.luckymag.com
2. Shackle Shoes
From dainty to chunky to multi-strapped, the actress is just crazy for footwear with built-in ankle bracelets. Click through to shop shackle shoes now.
From left: 8 Mile Premiere 2002 (Fairchild Archive), 2008 FGI Night of Stars (Fairchild Archive), Theyskens' Theory Whitney Art Party 2012 (Fairchild Archive), Proenza Schouler Madison Avenue Opening 2012 (Fairchild Archive)