Yes, there is a correct way to be classy and sexy at
the same time— sexy in a sense of how much is revealed on top and bottom. It’s
Since its debut into the fashion scene, the little
black dress has been a perfect example of how to reveal a lot but not too much
at the same time.
The traditional little black dress, credited to
designer Coco Channel, stops at mid- thigh and is long-sleeved with
little-to-no cleavage. With this type of dress you can show off the legs more
than you might on a regular day, but it is more acceptable because you are
completely covered up top.
Ladies, showing a little leg or cleavage is not always
a problem. However, you should only pick one at a time. If you are going to
show a little cleavage, let your legs be a secret and vice versa.
Night out with the girls? Showing some cleavage might
be a bit more fitting, but too much leg action will make it distasteful.
Upscale event? A long dress with a high split and
little-to-no cleavage would be perfect.
This balance of style is like adding seasoning while
cooking. If you add a pinch of the right seasoning, you will get a flavorful
dish. If you add too much seasoning, the flavor will overpower the other ingredients
and will leave the dish less enjoyable.
When in doubt, choose classy over sexy. Too much class
with a hint of sexy tends to be more accepted than a bunch of sexy and a pinch
However, since beautiful comes in many different shapes
and sizes, all of this is subjective and there are exceptions to this rule.
The next time you are making wardrobe decisions, I
challenge you to keep this in mind. It’s not just fashion advice, it’s a guide
on how to be classy and sexy at the same time.