One thing's for certain, you'll never be caught underdressed—as garments intended to be hidden can very well double up as alluring visible elements if approached in a sensible manner.

 

Slinky slips

Ashish

Conventionally meant for the fanciest of sleepers, slip dresses now denote a second-day glamour that's totally doable for a night out. All you have to do—as indicated by Ashish, Prabal Gurung and Louis Vuitton, is throw on an oversized jacket, or accent with accessories not meant for the boudoir and voilà, sultry appeal is neutralized.

 

Bodysuits

Narciso Rodriguez

This one's a no-brainer (just pair it with a high-waisted bottom) and as Narciso Rodriguez demonstrates, a nude onesie goes surprisingly well with flared trousers in pastel orange. The one thing to keep in mind: if you feel too exposed, layering always does the trick, so you can always opt to wear a blazer or sheer knit on top for a peekaboo effect.

 

 

Bustiers

Oscar de la Renta

Validate a lacy bustier to be eveningwear-appropriate by pairing it with a floor-sweeping ball skirt (style cue: Oscar de la Renta) to create an air of romanticism.  The key is in complementing the risqué bodice by toning it down with a high-waist and full-length bottom.

 

Waist corsets

Givenchy

Flaunt your svelte figure with the outré-bravado of a waist-defining corset like Givenchy's to give off a sultry appeal to an otherwise no-nonsense pantsuit. We don't recommend this as office-appropriate, but we suggest pushing the envelope as this will work its va-va-voom wonders at a cocktail party. Dare to bare!