What To Wear When You Want To Look Hot Without Being Too Revealing

Embody your hottest self while feeling comfortable, too.

by Nicole Zane
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Sexiness isn’t always defined by how much skin you show. In fact, sometimes all you need to turn heads is a stylish outfit that fits your frame to the nines. That’s why I made it my mission to find affordable staples that are both body-conscious and practical enough for daily life. Not to mention, this selection is wildly wearable — all of the tops are bra-friendly, for instance — and inclusive across the board.

Whether you’re heading off to work or off to a bar with friends, these pieces will help you embody your hottest self in an effortlessly chic way. Oh, and did I mention they’re all under $50? Shop ahead.


This Lightweight Sundress Available In 50 Colors & Patterns

Available in 50 different colors and patterns, there’s a version of this sleeveless sundress for everyone. It has a swing hem and an adorable cutout design in the center of the neckline. But the best part might be the hidden side pockets.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 50


A Stylish Sports Bra That Can Also Be Worn As A Top

Because of its length, this longline sports bra offers enough coverage to rock all on its own. The material is made with four-way stretch so that you’re not restricted when completing any exercise and it wicks away moisture so you stay cool and dry.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 14


A Cold Shoulder Top With Just The Right Amount Of Stretch

This cold shoulder top shows only the slightest bit of skin but is still a lot of fun. It has a loose-fit design that you can easily pull right on thanks to the 5% spandex built into its soft fabric. And because there’s room to play with, you can choose to tuck it in or leave it out — it looks great either way.

  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 4X-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 4


Buttery Lace-Trimmed Underwear Made From Eco-Friendly Bamboo

There's a time and place for thongs — and then there's every other day of the week, which which calls for underwear with comfortable coverage. If you’d also like it to look pretty, these five lace-trimmed panties are for you. They won't bunch, cut into your hips, or otherwise show lines — plus, the bamboo viscose is actually healthier than cotton since it's naturally antimicrobial. "It's been a few months and no more yeast infections," one shopper revealed.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 2


A Shoulder-Baring Mock-Neck Bodysuit That Feels Expensive

One shopper suggested that “before you buy SKIMS you should try this one first and compare,” and I wholeheartedly agree. Not only does this sleeveless mock-neck bodysuit sell for a fraction of the cost, but the modal and spandex fabrication is also incredibly smooth on the body. Not to mention, the two snap closures at the crotch keep it functional for in-and-out bathroom breaks.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 12


A Swishy Skater Dress With Deep Pockets

Hitting right above the knee, this skater dress is appropriate for more reserved functions but still cute enough to wear out and about with friends. The round neck keeps things sweet while the buttons down the center pull everything together. And thanks to the depth of the two front pockets, you can keep your phone with you at all times without having to carry a purse. A long sleeve version is also available in the listing for cooler months.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 45


A Sweet Lace Top Available With Different Sleeve Lengths

As adorable as the crochet detailing on this lace V-neck top may be, the deep V-neck will have you feeling hot, too. The textured piece can be worn for so many different events and even comes in a sleeveless option. It’s available in a wide range of colors to match any outfit.

  • Available sizes: Small XX-Large
  • Available colors: 30


This Work-Friendly Pencil Skirt With A Demure Midi Hem

Cut from a thick rayon and nylon ponte knit, this sleek pencil skirt is bound to mold to you, but the best part is how it moves with you throughout the day. The midi hemline is perfectly proper, dipping below the knee while still allowing you to stride. "This is my go to skirt,” one shopper revealed, adding that “Its stretchy and comfortable and looks very elegant” while “the slit in the back is just the right length to give you mobility but not be too revealing.”

  • Available sizes: Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 32


A Comfy Romper That Can Be Dressed Up Or Down

Made of a lightweight material for warmer days, this sleeveless romper will become your summer uniform. It saves you from spending time putting together a matching outfit and comes in a ton of colors so you can always switch up the look. It also comes in a buttoned version with a tie waist in the listing. Rock it with sneakers or pumps to use it for just about every occasion.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 27


A Dressy Pencil Dress For Less Than $35

This pencil dress can easily be taken from the office happy hour. It’s the perfect blend of hot and professional. The bottom half hugs the body while the top has a bit more wiggle room thanks to the pleated wrap design. And to bring in some textured, the semi-transparent balloon sleeves are covered in Swiss dots.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 3X Large
  • Available colors: 15


A Clever Trick For Wearing A Button Down Under A Sweater Without The Bulk

When you want the crisp look of a button-down shirt under a sweater but don’t want to spend the day tucking that button-down in or the bulk of wearing two shirts, this fake collar is the hack you need. Wear whatever tee shirt you want under that sweater — or nothing — then put one of these on, tuck the adjustable straps under your arms, and you get the look without the actual shirt. “It looks crisp and clean, without adding any bulk or making you feel uncomfortable with that extra ‘crunchy’ layer,” confirms one reviewer.

  • Available sizes: Small — One
  • Available colors: 2


A Long-Sleeved Midi Dress With Body-Conscious Ruching

Can you believe that such a versatile body-con dress exists? See it in real life with this on-trend ruched style. You’ll find both long-sleeved and racerback tank dresses, all of which are offered in a variety of colorways. "Fit like a glove,” one reviewer confirmed of the fabric’s knit, and another shopper wrote the material was “pretty much wrinkle proof,” noting you got a lot of fashion bang for your buck: “It's cute and comfy with flats for a walk downtown, professional with paired a nice blazer for work or very chic with stacked heels and chunky jewelry for a night out!”

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 22


This Chic Loungewear Set That Reveals A Sliver Of Skin

For appeal that doesn’t try too hard and lazy days at home, consider elevated knitwear in a trendy cut. This ribbed loungewear set consists of a cropped tank, drawstring straight-legged pants, and a longline cardigan. (There are no pockets, in case you're wondering). Have nighttime plans? Just remove the duster cardigan and add an oversized blazer with ‘90s-inspired strappy heels for a fashion influencer look.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 11


A Plunging V-Neck Sweater That Reverses To An Open Back

Looking effortlessly hot is what this drapey faux wrap sweater was made for. The long sleeves and relaxed silhouette gives it a casual vibe, yet the open neckline lets you show off a pretty lace bralette. Looking for less va-va-voom? Turn the sweater around so its deep V shows off your shoulder blades instead.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 6


Faux Leather Leggings That Are Hot AF — And Cozy, Too

Looking snatched is a state of mind in these glossy faux leather leggings. The thick waistband has an ultra-high rise that’ll accommodate a crop top, while the legs are long enough to disappear inside ankle booties. Not only that, your legs will also feel good, too, thanks to the snugly fleece lining. "These were surprisingly nice for the price. They fit as expected and were very similar to faux leather leggings that cost me five times as much. I’d definitely recommend as a budget option and they served my needs perfectly,” one fan remarked.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X
  • Available colors: 6


A Cozy Sweater With A Deep V-Neck For Showing Off An Awesome Necklace

Rendered in a soft knit with a deep V-neck, this cozy cardigan will let you expose a peek at a lacy camisole or contrasting color tank and showcase a statement necklace to create a spectacular neckline while keeping you warm. The fit is close without being clingy, and the length is slightly cropped to work well with high-waisted baggy jeans, leggings, etc. Reviewers say it’s “perfect for light cold days, or add some coverage for a dress” and “cropped but it’s warm and very soft”.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 20


This Breezy Peplum T-Shirt With A Corset Neckline

Need a last-minute “going out” top? Consider this criss-cross V-neck tee for your next dinner date or girls’ night. You can throw it on like a T-shirt and even wear it with leggings, but the lace-up corset effect and peplum waist both bring something a little extra to the table.

  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 5X Plus
  • Available colors: 12


Reusable Pasties That Look Totally Natural

Does your new outfit require skipping the bra? Opt for these eco-friendly silicone pasties for the coverage you prefer. You’ll receive two pairs (one round, one petal-shaped) and they come with a zippered storage case for your purse or suitcase. "These worked like a charm! They’re so comfortable and so much more practical than trying to wear a strapless bra," one fan wrote in the reviews. Another plus? They’re easy to clean: Just wash each thoroughly with mild soapy water and then air-dry for best results.


A Pair Of Red-Hot Skinny Jeans That Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With

Boasting 46,000 five-star reviews and counting, this pair of Levi’s jeans has fans raving about how amazing they are. “I’m too hot, call the police AND the fireman,” one shopper joked. Someone might literally have to, though, thanks to the denim’s legging-like construction — complete with an elasticized waistband and supportive stretch panel through the stomach. “Honestly, these jeans are my everything right now. They are soft and comfortable like your favorite pair of joggers, yet they are nice enough to be dressed up or down,” a reviewer gushed.

  • Available sizes: 2 — 28 (inseams 28 — 32)
  • Available colors: 10


A Bodycon Wrap Dress That’ll Make You Feel Like A Million Bucks

The sweater dress is always a winner during cooler temps, and you can expect nothing less from this bodycon style made from a soft viscose blend. The dress has a sultry silhouette with two details that add interest to the look: batwing sleeves that gather at the wrist and a sleek mock neck. Shoppers were thrilled with this design, mentioning how they got compliments left and right. “The quality of this dress is top notch!” one reviewer wrote. “Soft stretchable fabric and very comfortable in it all night. I wore it on a cool night and it was just enough to keep me warm.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 23


Distressed Denim That’s Strategically Effortless

The 2000s called, and ripped jeans are back. This stylish pair has a breezy ankle length, mid-rise, frayed hems, and intentionally destroyed broken holes throughout the leg. One shopper dubbed them "the most comfortable jeans ever" and even swore that "they are right next to sweatpants on the comfort level." Wear them to the farmer’s market on the weekend, then add a boyfriend blazer and heels at happy hour.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 22


These Fake-Out Translucent Tights That Are Actually Fleece-Lined

The secret to these seemingly translucent pantyhose is that they’re actually fleece-lined tights. With a high-waisted fit and wide waistband, these tights have the sheer look that pantyhose offers with a hearty fleece lining that keeps you warm without feeling too bulky. “The leggings are sheer but also warm like they are advertised! 10/10!” one reviewer raved. “I have already told all my girls about them! They are also the most comfortable leggings I’ve owned!”

  • Available sizes: One size
  • Available colors: 4


These Flared Yoga Pants Available In An Array Of Colors

These yoga pants hit all the marks — a high-waisted fit, slight flared leg, super soft, and a crossband design that highlights the waist. An elastic poly-spandex blend offers good movement range, and the crossband design creates a nice silhouette. Reviewers note that they’re also squat-proof. Available in an array of colors and lengths, these pants seem destined to become your go-to for cute-meets-chill athleisure.

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 21


These Long-Sleeve Crop Tops For Chilling Or Working Out

Stretchy, soft, and textured with ribbing, this two-pack of seamless crop tops look like pricey athletic wear for an affordable price. With a square neckline, they also work as tops to wear around the house or out for errands and lunch. There’s also a thumb hole to keep your hands warmer while working out. Reviewers report that they “have great compression” and fit “true to size”.

  • Available sizes: Small — Large
  • Available colors: 12


The Fuzzy 3-Piece Lounge Set With Cute Teddy Bear Vibes

When the plan is to stay in and the mood calls for cuddling with a fuzzy teddy, you can wear the cutest, fuzzy bear hug all night in this three-piece pajama set made from stretchy, soft fleece. The fluffy shorts have a drawstring for the perfect fit, the cropped top stretches to fit, and the robe goes over it all to keep you warm. “I love sleeping in this. It’s super soft and fluffy,” said one reviewer.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X
  • Available colors: 24


This Romantic Blouse With An Obi Belt

This chiffon top is soft and romantic with a gauzy finish that ties and drapes. The wide obi-style waist belt can be knotted into a lovely bow, creating a skirted hem that’s almost like a peplum. Oh, and did you spot the flutter sleeves? They’re not only dreamy but also eminently breathable.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 10


These Stylist-Approved Nipple Covers

If you do want to reveal a little skin but don’t want to feel totally exposed, NIPPIES silicone pasties are Hollywood-tested and approved wardrobe hack that lets you wear daring pieces without sacrificing bra-like coverage. In colors ranging from crème to espresso they’ll match every skin tone, and multiple sizes guarantee a perfect fit. Seamless edges and a matte finish ensure they stay undetectable even in flash photography. They’re washable, reusable, and come packaged in their own travel case. In short, they’ve earned their 4.7 stars.

  • Available sizes: Small — Large
  • Available colors: 5


Soft Jammies With Sheer Lace Trim

On the hunt for some attractive pajamas to replace your baggy T-shirts and sweats? There's no shame in wearing your cozies, but sometimes you want something a little sexier. In that case, look no further than this softly sultry pajama set. You’ll receive a spaghetti-strap camisole with a floral lace neckline and pair of lace-trimmed booty shorts, both made even more adorable with a small bow in the center. Bored with black? You’ll also find a myriad of hues and prints, including trendy tie-dye and cottagecore florals.

  • Available sizes: X-Large — 4X
  • Available colors: 23


This High-Neck Top With Pretty Ruffled Accents

Available in more than two dozen colors, this ribbed turtleneck is jazzed up with ruffled accents at the neck and shoulders. The polyester and spandex material is thick enough that you don't need to wear a camisole underneath, but shoppers were quick to report that it wasn’t suffocating, either. Styling tip: Tuck it into some wide leg palazzo pants for an ultra-professional look.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 4X-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 26


A Retro-Chic Wrap Dress

In a buttery-soft knit, this jersey wrap dress is an absolute dream to wear. “Ever find a piece of clothing and suddenly you want to wear it as your ‘uniform’? Yeah, that's what happened here,” one shopper wrote. “I put the dress on, looked in a mirror, and was like... yup, this is it. This dress is basically my favorite style AND POCKETS!” Concerned about showing too much cleavage? Some shoppers felt better pinning it, while another fan noted it layered well over a camisole.

  • Available sizes: 14 Plus — 26 Plus
  • Available colors: 25


This Cocktail-Ready Pencil Skirt With A Faux Wrap

The classic pencil skirt is a closet staple that'll last you forever (or at least until it falls apart) but this wearable twist on the style is slightly different from the rest. It has an asymmetrical hem and a knot detail in front that draws the eye, with a concealed zipper in the back that keeps everything secure. "It has a built-in slip that has a spandex quality and allows the skirt itself to look extremely smooth and flat,” a shopper noted, and it already has more than 3,000 enthusiastic ratings from fans.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 66


This Wrap Sweater Dress With A Plunging Neckline

You can wrap this soft sweater dress so that the neckline plunges, falls off your shoulders, or is a modest V-neck, making it not only a cute date-night option for cooler weather but also a versatile dress you can wear to any event. Reviewers report that the cotton blend fabric is “soft,” “has good stretch,” and is “beautiful and warm.” In short, this is a super comfortable option for fall or winter dress-up.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 18


A Slouchy Sweater To Tug Off One Shoulder

Here’s the lowdown: This best-selling sweater has an off-the-shoulder neckline, long sleeves, and a relaxed tunic silhouette that can be worn with all the leggings your heart desires. It’s made from a comfortable cotton blend, and more than 14,000 Amazons hoppers have added it to their carts already. "This shirt is so comfortable and cute-sloppy. Easily worn with leggings and sneakers and just as cute dressed up a little with boots and jeans," wrote one of many five-star reviewers who were enthusiastic about this cozy top

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 33


High-Waisted Trousers For The Ultimate “No-Legging Leggings”

Want to wear leggings around the clock, even to work? These high-waisted trousers are a happy compromise between stretchy yoga pants and classic tailoring. They’re made with an adaptable polyester and spandex blend fabric complete with an elastic waistband and a breezy ankle length. "We aren't officially allowed to wear leggings in the office, but these are a great alternative! They are stretchy and comfy without being skin tight, and overall are professional looking,” one shopper commented, noting, “The waist is gathered elastic at the back, so it's something I would always want to keep covered either with a loose or long shirt, but they have a high enough rise that almost every shirt I own will cover it.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 41


An Elegant Sheath Dress With Siren-Like Ruffles

This sheath dress reminds me of something Joan Holloway would wear on Mad Men. It’s chicly tailored with ruching along the midsection, and there's a statement ruffle that runs vertically down the right side of the skirt that’s equal parts striking and sinuous. This knockout number is made from polyester-spandex blend (so you can expect tons of stretch) and there’s even a hidden zipper on the back for easy removal.

  • Available sizes: Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 10


This Two-Piece Set That Makes A Night Out A Lot More Comfy

Available in an assortment of fun colors and summery patterns, this two-piece bodycon outfit is an actual showstopper. Whether it’s for a night out, a pool party, or any sort of occasion where you want to feel both sexy and comfortable, this is it. Comprised of a tank and midi skirt accessorized with a dramatic belt, you can go sultry with darker colors or go Miami Beach with an electric light green. Either way, this outfit is on-trend and stretchy enough to not leave you feeling constricted.

  • Available sizes: Large Plus — 5X-Large Plus
  • Available colors: 31


A Laidback Beach Coverup With Over 50 Color Options

To look a bit more presentable after swimming and to protect your skin from the sun, this beach coverup is the way to go. Its collar dresses it up while the slide slits and rolled-up sleeves keep it casual. Plus, it’s super lightweight so you won’t overheat. It can also work as a tunic with leggings and sandals.

  • Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
  • Available colors: 57


Clip-On Faux Camisoles For Weightless Coverage In Seconds

For low-cut dresses and tops, these clip-on mock camisoles will come in handy on so many occasions you’ll lose count. I’m a big believer in dressing confidently whenever you deem fit, but sometimes you want to tone it down for church, a family get-together, or a work event. These are ridiculously easy to use: just clip one onto your bra and voilà! Modesty in seconds. There are four different color and lace combinations available to match all of your best basics.

  • Available sizes: One size
  • Available colors: 4


Sheer Lace Boyshorts You’ll Want To Live In

Nearly a full week’s worth of lace boyshort underwear for $24? Name a better deal than that. This must-have pack of lacey undies comes in two sets of tonal colorways crafted from a super-soft nylon and spandex blend with a breathable cotton gusset to keep things fresh. “These are SO pretty and comfortable. They look so delicate, but the [cotton] lining on the bottom is thick enough and soft. After several weeks of wear and washing, I'm very happy with them,” one fan remarked.

  • Available sizes: Large 5X-Large Plus
  • Available color combinations: 2


A Stretchy Tennis Skirt With Built-In Shorts Underneath

Made of nylon and spandex, this tennis skirt has the stretch and moisture resistance that you need for a workout session, but it’s so cute that you’ll want to wear it out and about as well. No matter what you're doing, you’ll be covered with the built-in shorts that hide underneath. There’s even a pocket to keep small essentials handy.

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 33

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