What’s so alluring about just a sliver of leg or a hint of shoulder? You get a peek, but not the whole package, which leaves the interested party (we’re picturing a tall, dark, and handsome someone) wanting more.
For genius outfit ideas on how to strike just the right balance, scroll down and get inspired!
For a demure way to show skin, consider a top with sheer panels.
Strapless numbers have fallen a bit out of favour as of late, but we’re all for a resurgence, especially when styled with a sweet summer scarf.
Diane Von Furstenberg Dessa Strapless Lace Dress ($385)
Lace may be inherently sweet, but the glimpse of skin it provides adds an inviting element. Try styling it with just a cropped bra top underneath for a flirty look.
A standard slit skirt is an excellent choice, but we also love how a wrap skirt creates a similar effect.
Shoulders are finally having their moment in the sun—literally!
We’re not claiming that wearing a leg-revealing miniskirt is revolutionary, but it’s such a classic that we couldn’t resist including.
We love the look of a split-back top so much, we dedicated a whole story to the skin-baring trend.
Rag & Bone/JEAN Nicole Cutaway-Back Cotton Tank ($440)
If any trend has staying power, it’s the crop top. At the moment, we’re quite enamoured with a sporty iteration.
This might just be our favourite way to show skin this summer—we can’t stock our closet with enough open-back dresses!
For the truly brave, may we recommend wearing a completely sheer skirt with just a leotard underneath?
Traditional cleavage? Yawn. It’s all about the side angle.
T by Alexander Wang Low V-Tank with Bandeau ($188)
If you don’t care to bare your bra under a completely sheer top, why not try a crop top?