How to Dress Sexy (Without Dressing Skanky)

Here at The Budget Fashionista, we want you to know something very, very important:

You. Are. Hot.

We want you to know this because we’re about to offer five tips for dressing sexy, and if you want to look the part, you’ve got to feel the part first. So absorb this simple truth. Let it really sink in: You’re gorgeous. You’re sexy. You look fabulous in an LBD and stilletos.

Got it? Good. Now that you feel fabulous, it’s time to show it to the world… or just to your man. Here are five easy ways to dress like your sexiest self ever.

How to Dress Sexy

Play up your best body parts.

Some girls look at a full derriere as a curse, but we know that a big bust or booty is beautiful–so dress to emphasize it in tight dresses, high-waisted jeans, and embellished frocks that draw all eyes toward what you want people to see.

If you’ve got killer legs, show ’em off in a miniskirt! Love your cleavage? Wear a low-cut V-neck top! But remember, we’re dressing sexy, not skanky, so please, when flaunting your assets, choose only one.

Make BFFs with your belt.

Some girls are blessed with more curves than the Autobahn, but if you’re not one of them (and even if you are), you can fake it or emphasize your waste with this style secret–a belt! Defining your waist gives you an instant dose of femininity (hello, hourglass figure!) and helps keep you looking svelte all over.

Put those heels to work.

As a fabulous fashionista knows how to walk in heels, so she wear’s them all the time. She even wears ’em poolside and to baseball games (Why not?). We’re not saying you have to, but mastering the art of the stiletto will make you feel instantly sexier — we promise!

Got issues with heels or need to Wedge heels elongate your legs without putting so much pain on your feet, and kitten heels give you the sexy look of stilettos minus the feeling of teetering around on stilts.

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Don’t underestimate the basics.

Jeans and a white tee. His shirt. Sweatpants that make your butt look awesome. When it comes down to it, it’s not the bandage dress or thigh-high slit that takes his breath away every day.

It’s you looking amazing in the simplest clothes you own. So don’t feel like you have to hit the mall and revamp your wardrobe to get attention. That tank top you’ve had for years will do just fine.

Fake it ’til you make it.

Every sexily dressed woman knows that looking sexy is about 20 percent what you have and about 80% what every one thinks you have. You may not feel like a celebrity sex symbol in some Spanx or a miracle bra, but you should, because the celeb you idolize is probably wearing them too.

What matters is how great you look in your dress, not what you’re wearing under it. So do what you can to look your best. From there, it’s all up to attitude: whatever you’re wearing, work it and you’ll have sexy down to a science.

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine,, Refinery29, and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
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