When a woman has the daring to ditch simple styles and show off a little skin, a form-fitting and strategically slashed dress is the way to go. Chicago beauties have opened up to keyhole bodices, barely-there sleeves and creative shoulder cuts (appropriately called “cold shoulders”) in what might be the season’s sexiest on-the-town trend. Not for wallflowers, it’s a look that takes bravery and a trained eye, as it’s easy to leave a little too much on the cutting room floor. Keep the reveal tasteful with simple makeup, accessories and, of course, a megawatt smile. It’s a look that’s shear perfection.
Story by Zak Stemer