The Most Stylish Ways to Show Skin This Season

Sleeveless, strapless and backless -- once the warm weather months arrive, we love going for a skin-baring look. Your staple summer spaghetti strap dress is going to take some time off this season, you are moving on up. Whether you're into prints, patterns or solids, there is an off the shoulder, slit or cut out clothing item for every warm weather occasion. 

 
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Cold Shoulder
We adore a bardot top, this season's bardot update includes a structured ruffled sleeve and an abbreviated high-low hem. We love this top by TopShop with a pair of high-waisted flares or for a more casual look, cut-offs.

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Slit Personality
The double slit sounds intimidating, but this seemingly daring trend has a hint of sexiness and a whole lot of romance. A billowy silhouette like this patterned maxi dress by Lovers + Friends paired with simple heels for a special night out.

 
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Crop Top Flare
For better or worse, crop tops are not going anywhere any time soon. A boxy patterned top like this linen and lace version would pair well with a high-waisted skirt is the perfect combination of sexy style and classic modesty.

 
 
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Bold Back
The open back trend seems to either be reserved for the casual favorite festival wear look or on the opposite fashion spectrum, a red carpet affair. Meet in the middle with a modest open back and neutral color like this version by Rachel Pally. 

 
 
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A Cut Above
There is a subtle sexiness to the cut-out of this romper, with a lively print and unique kneckline, it could work for brunch with the girls or date night al fresca. This vacation-ready version has two of our favorite things: pockets and is on sale!

 
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Sleeve Savy
For a chilly summer night this shoulder showstopper has billowy sleeves and a sweetheart neckline providing a sleek silhouette. Rock that summer glow, Womanistas!

 
 
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Sheer Sensation
If literally showing skin is not your thing, go for a sheer paneled ensemble. A new version of the nude illusion, the colored sheer dresses like this one from Self-Portrait gives a hint of skin without going overboard.