Fashion Sexy LBDs By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 15, 2013 @ 11:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Brian Henn Sexy LBDs 01 of 07 REASONS TO LOVE IT Imaxtree (4) LBDs have always had a restrained sex appeal, but this season designers really cranked up the heat, sneaking in sheer panels or slashing up classic shapes to expose subtle hints of skin. The look is definitely tight,leggy, and lingerie-ish but still completely refined. HOW TO WORK ITThis is not an Audrey Hepburn moment-the vibe is raw and seductive. Hair should have an effortless quality (worn combed back or loose and down), and go with kiss-me lipstick in dark red. Pair one of these edgy LBDs with black pumps, or if you're feeling bold, try red ankle-strap heels. To keep things from getting to risqué, make sure one area of your body remains covered. Choose a short dress with long sleeves, or if you're working a plunging neckline, look for a hemline that hits past the mid-thigh. Photos: (left to right) Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton, Anthony Vaccarello, Nina Ricci 02 of 07 Alexander Wang Dress Brian Henn Sateen wool with lambskin, $775; at Alexander Wang, 212-977-9683. 03 of 07 Black Halo Dress Brian Henn Viscose-spandex, $375; blackhalo.com. 04 of 07 Haute Hippie Dress Brian Henn Cotton-nylon ponte, $595; hautehippie.com. 05 of 07 Olcay Gulsen Dress Brian Henn Silk, $500; olcaygulsen.com. 06 of 07 Express Dress Brian Henn Polyester-spandex, $80; express.com. 07 of 07 Rachel Roy Dress Brian Henn Coated denim with studs, $298; rachelroy.com.