Work It Girl: How to Dress Both Classy and Sexy

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Work It Girl: How to Dress Both Classy and Sexy

We’ve all had that moment where we’ve been sitting somewhere and out of nowhere, a confident sexy woman glides across the room. You can’t help but stare, admire, perhaps feel a twinge of envy at how stunning this person looks at 1pm on a Tuesday. This woman looks both striking and effortless as she glides across the room like she owns it.

A woman can be both sexy and classy at the same time!

Merging the two is far less about being overt and obvious about it, but rather knowing what you have to work with and using it to create an alluring flirtation with the world around you. It’s subtle, it’s a hint of something, it’s the outline of the curves of the body, it’s playing with the masculine and the feminine, it’s an attitude, a head held high, a crossed leg, a sexy shoe, a tempting back, a wisp of curls, a dramatic eye, but above all else, it’s you being confident and recognising the power you hold, loving your body, and wearing the clothes, and not letting the clothes wear you.

CASUAL CLASSY SEXY

Typically a day time look. Be a bit more reserved as these are looks you'd wear tooling around town, running errands, or meeting someone for lunch. Really limit the showcasing of your assets to one at a time. Don a sexy strappy shoe, showcase a flirty shoulder, cover up a bit more but with body con styles that hug your every curve.

Work It Girl: How to Dress Both Classy and Sexy

Work It Girl: How to Dress Both Classy and Sexy

WORK CLASSY SEXY

This is your job mind you...One that probably has some form of dress code especially in business or professional settings. Going ultra sexy can cost you at a job where employers want you to be taken seriously and you represent the company and clothes often denote this. Focus on styles that are tailored well to your body, just a hint of lace somewhere, or a zipper that runs all the way down the back of your dress or skirt, play with the masculine lines of a suit with more feminine detailing like bows, or striking patterns, and no matter how stuffy your wardrobe has to be for work, you can always kill it with a super sexy shoe.

Work It Girl: How to Dress Both Classy and Sexy

Work It Girl: How to Dress Both Classy and Sexy

DATE NIGHT CLASSY SEXY

You don't have to turn into a stripper just because the sun has gone down, but you can be a bit more free then say the daytime casual or the work sexy looks. Show off a well toned back, perk up the girls in a low cut V, sky rocket those heels, dial your hair and make-up way up, go shorter, lacier, and racier, but still keep in mind, your goal is not to look cheap or hooker like. *Note, most of the women are fairly covered up, but just hinting at their sexiness via a body con outfit or sheer paneling or the long line of the leg, or a bit of lace, or a sliver of skin.

Work It Girl: How to Dress Both Classy and Sexy

Work It Girl: How to Dress Both Classy and Sexy

How Does One Accomplish Being Both Sexy and Classy?

1. Be confident in what you are wearing

The only real way to do this is if you genuinely love what you are wearing and you feel comfortable. If you are uncomfortable with wearing a revealing top for example, that feeling is not going to go away because you left the dressing room and walked outside in front of all your friends. If you can't wear a sexy high heel because you can't walk in them, unless you are dedicated to some practice, leave them at home and wear something you can walk in. You can be sexy and classy being completely covered up. You don’t have to show everything off to be sexy. Also other people cannot talk you into being sexy. You have to feel that within and work your outfit alongside that.

2. Posture, posture, posture!

When you are all about that sex appeal, there is nothing sexy about looking like a hunch back all slouched over and crooked like. Stand up straight. Be the ballet dancer now, all limbs, and line of the arms and neck, and perfectly straight back, chest proud, head up. Glide across the room, cross your legs elegantly, lightly rest a chin upon your well-manicured hands and let a strand of hair fall over your face. Be the sexy in every aspect, but if you don’t feel these things, don’t fake them because it will only come across as you trying too hard or faking it!

3. Avoid cheap shiny thin shredded fabrics in your quest for sexidom

How shall I put this delicately...they make you look like a hooker's stripper mom. The words: "Lucite platform stilettos," "I can see your bra and panties," "I think I just saw your vagina," "or I got it online from a costume store," should NEVER and will NEVER be used to describe your classy sexiness! Never!

4. Show ONE or two body parts per outfit

I get it. You work out 7 days a week to look like you look or you were born with Salma Hayek curves, and the world thanks you. Congratulations, but being classy and sexy means holding back a little and letting your body of work still be able to shine, but not so brightly we need a censorship warning on you. I’ll say it again, being confident with who you are reads very loudly in this world. You don’t need to give it all away to the world to try and prove to yourself or someone else that you are so super sexy, look at me over here, you can see everything. You’re better than that and people who do that often use this as a crutch for other things in their life that need fixing.

5. Eight rings of eye liner and 10 passes of mascara does not a smoky eye make

That's an active forest fire. Men in particular tend to like or appreciate a more natural look which means, tone it down to colors found in nature that enhance what you already have, not mutate you into Muppet level territory. You are not trying to create another human being, you should try to be the best you and your sexiness that you can be. That doesn't mean you shouldn't rock a smoky eye, it just means don't go so far you're in raccoon territory.

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  • Zombie-Killa
    How about actually being classy instead of just dressing like it!
    Is this still revelant?

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  • Redshift
  • YourFutureEx
  • Spiorad_Aisce
    I like in daytime sexy 1,3,6,7,8 and 10 - In work sexy 1,4,5 (without glasses), 6 and 7 - In night time sexy 6,7 and 10.
    Another great fashion take, good tips for the girls
  • dipta
    Don't have a problem with what you wrote, but half of those are not realy classy, and I'm not sure all of those are good outfits for work.
    • BeeNee

      If you have no problem with what I wrote, then you should understand how I define a classy woman. As defined by me, it means you're a woman that doesn't have to blatantly wear something cut down to the naval held on by boob tape and hope, or something that you can't bend over in without exposing yourself, or something that is 100% sheer everywhere, or showing off something with a low v, low back, high slit, all at once. It does not mean having to wear a long blousy shapeless dress that shows no shape from the turtle neck down to your toes. Different people, religions, and cultures for sure define classy in different ways--you're welcome to that, but I don't live in a world where women have to completely cover up and not ever show off their shape to be classy. As far as the work outfits, keep in mind, not everyone works a business style job or in a professional setting. Some people work in more artistic or casual offices which is why I included a variety of styles.

    • dipta

      Did I say women need to cover up completely in order to be classy? I don't think so. Yet you're right in that it's hard to be classy when you show too much.
      Some outfits are just not classy, no matter how you try to pair them with. They can be cute or nice, classy is a different thing.
      Anyway, to each their own.

  • thewanderingme
    I'm loving the "suits" and the dress on top. though I'm too self conscious about how skinny I am to have my back exposed like that.
  • In-sight-ful
    Thank you so much for this! I try to explain this to people all the time, especially number 4...
    I also think dressing to your body type is a huge part of it. Not everything is going to look good on everyone, I'm curvy so I prefer loose tops with tight high waisted pants/skirts and I like to tuck things in and wear a fun belt to give myself a waistline... Add some heels and I am loving life... Lol.
    But like I said... Dressing to your body type is a huge part of it... You have to figure out what works for you.
    • BeeNee

      you're welcome. And yes, number 4... there are so many that just don't get it and it's really not that hard to get. In the fashion world in general, I think a lot of people feel like if there is a trend, then they have to do it, but being fashionable is knowing the exact opposite. If you're tall and skinny, what works for you is not necessarily or ever going to work for someone who is short and plus, but this is where you have to know your body. There is stuff right now that I will not try on no matter what idiot saleswoman hands it to me and tries to convince me (for her commission's sake) that it will look "great on me." No, I know me, I know what I want to show/hide/highlight/disguise and that's the end of it. Trying new things is awesome, but if you try and they look like a disaster on you, then let it go.

  • oldanddecrepid
    It is a very fine line between classy sexy and trashy. I think the examples you provide above are good ones!
    • BeeNee

      Thank-you. I agree, and also one man's trash is another ones treasure, lol.

    • LOL I suppose!

  • Prof_Don
    All good styles, as long as we can get rid of the high waisted pants. I don't dig them at ALL.
    • Ananchor

      Sometimes they look great!
      Me personally, I have a very small waist and a large butt. Low waist jeans cut me at my largest part and unless I wear a crop top all the time, I look bigger because my smallest part is hidden.
      But if I wear high wastes jeans you can see my big butt and tiny waist ;)

    • Prof_Don

      @Ananchor fashion wise that makes sense for you. However women who don't have your #FirstWorldProblem of big butt/ small waist, don't loom flattering in high waisted pants. :-P

    • Ananchor

      Agreed, thin women with no butt or women with little difference between waist and hip look like a cartoon

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  • Polocrew
    Disagree with 4th. You should most as you can if you work out, that's sexier
  • dimples123
    Love it
  • LittleSally
    Love the outfits. =)
  • ChocoLada
    Not my type of clothes...
    • ChocoLada

      At least when it comes to footwear.

  • zombiebabe
    very good take!
  • COCOCHANEL
    i'm more into the girl next door look
  • ieshaahmed786
    Very useful tips
  • Anonymous
    Cool mytake, but I don't like the high heels
  • Anonymous
    In my opinion, the simple, direct rule of dressing classy and sexy simultaneously is: Wear clothes that fit your body right but aren't revealing.

    Don't just follow trends, I don't care how hot something looks on the next girl, if you have a different shaped body from hers don't just go throwing it on. Determine your body proportions and shape, your best features and less ideal ones, and go from there.
  • Anonymous
    a lot of this pic look slutty
    • BeeNee

      How so? How do you personally define them as being slutty?

    • Anonymous

      they show too much skin, too tight, etc... and if you go out with that you'll have problem (harassing by guys, comment, etc...)

    • BeeNee

      You are welcome to your opinion, but I *obviously* disagree. Instead of trying to make women feel bad for wearing clothing, instead you should put the focus on the certain... emphasis... certain types of men who would harass women for what they wear. Men should be taught to respect women, and women, men, no matter what they are wearing. That clearly isn't the case for all men, as harassment is real, but a few bad seeds should not stop a confident woman with wanting to show off her shape, or her legs, or a toned back, or whatever. I know from personal experience that even covered up from head to toe waiting at a bus stop in winter in my college days, I still got harassed, so that kind of treatment is going to happen no matter what a woman wears because you have people who have no respect for others.

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  • Anonymous
    I prefer casual and sporty, but not classy, anyway, very good mytake
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