20 Sexy Tops

Buh-bye, button-down.
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Sparkle Sprinkle

Paillettes and pearls keep this sheer top from being too revealing. French Connection Oyster Sequins Top, $138.00; frenchconnection.com
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Thin Skin

The perfect fashion riddle: How do you stay covered up and still show a little skin? The answer’s right in front of your eyes. Theory "Georgette Avonlee" Semi-Sheer Silk Blouse, $200; bloomingdales.com
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Shine On

Forget veering away from high-shine pieces for fear they look trampy or cheap. Done in a luxurious silk and styled as a prim blouse, this one is perfect. Tucker Silk Smocked Blouse, $270; bloomingdales.com
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Ruch This Way

Ruching done right can turn the simplest of tops into a sexy home run. What’s more, it flatters any figure. Bailey 44 "Tolkein" Criss-Cross Ruched Top, $130; bloomingdales.com
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Dazzling Drape

A cowl neck is more than just cozy when done up in lots of glitz and glam. Karren Kane Sequined Tank, $99; bloomingdales.com
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Boudoir Bliss

In delicate silk and a soothing dove grey shade, this top is lingerie ready for day time. Anthropologie Sleeve Pitch Blouse, $128; anthropologie.com
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Out Back

They love to see you coming, but oh how they love to see you go. Trust us, the sexiest dips are the ones in back. Blue Life Luxe Knit Lace Top, $128.00; saksfifthavenue.com
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Champagne Wishes

This top nails the subversive trick of a high neckline with exposed shoulder. Helmut Lang Silk One-Sleeve Top, $275; saksfifthavenue.com
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Hole in One

Wearing tanks and short-sleeves can feel wrong in winter (and downright chilly.) This pick’s done the impossible: the coverage of a long-sleeve, with delicate cut-outs that show those arm muscles you’ve been working on all year. Parker Angel-Sleeve Silk Top, $185; saksfifthavenue.com
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Basic Back

Sexy doesn’t mean skintight. This loose, draped fit is perfect for framing feminine shoulder blades. Alice + Olivia Velvet Shawl Back Dolman Top, $198; shopbop.com
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Criss Cross Cut

Think your shoulder’s are sexiest? Show them off with this inverted halter. Ann Taylor Cut-In Top, $48; anntaylor.com
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The Right Stuff

A just right v-neck and sumptuous silk are what makes this top date-night drool-worthy. DVF Cahil Blouse, $225; saksfifthavenue.com
Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Not-So-Basic Blouse

Everyone loves a sexy secretary blouse, and the long tie on this one practically screams, "un-tie me!" Tibi Genevieve top, $275; revolveclothing.com
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Knit Twit

Wondering "how’d that sweater get here?" Just think of channeling Bridget Bardot-a slightly mussed ‘do and a cigarette leg jean will do the trick. DVF Vivianna Sweater, $425.00; dvf.com
Photo courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg

Cap It Off

Kind of a cap sleeve, kind of not, this blouse is a sexier (and more luxurious) twist on a basic t-shirt. J.Crew Draped sleeve blouse, $148.00; jcrew.com
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Dapper Draping

Newsflash: Draping can be sexy! Steer away from high necklines to avoid your figure getting lost in all that fabric. A peek of collarbone is refreshing-and seductive. Gap Crossover dolman blouse, $50; gap.com
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Hot Shot

A simple tank gets a sexy make-over with a spaghetti-thin halter neckline. Ann Taylor Metallic Halter Top, $88; anntaylor.com
Photo courtesy of Ann Taylor

Animal Instincts

Every sex siren needs some leopard in her closet. Wear this classic blouse tucked into slacks or with a pencil skirt. Jones New York Collection Animal-Print Blouse, $89.00; bloomingdales.com
Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale’s

Lace Up

Black lace is a quick way to make any look less demure. We love the way these full bell sleeves add an eccentric twist. Tory Burch Sabine Top, $395; toryburch.com
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Cold Shoulder

The dramatic silhouette of a one-shoulder top is really emphasized when the one sleeve is a long one. Tibi One-shoulder silk-satin blouse, $310; net-a-porter.com *Tired of the cold weather and in need of a serious pick-me-up? Try MORE’s picks for injecting color into your winter wardrobe.*
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First Published Mon, 2010-12-13 14:38

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