Finding the right balance between sexy and sophisticated can be a challenge—so here's a tip from us to you: Opt for an illusion neckline, which combines a skin-baring bodice with a sheer fabric overlay extending from the bust to the collar.

Illusion necklines encompass a diverse spectrum of styles, offering coverage while still being subtly sexy and fashion-forward. If you're searching for a refreshing alternative to strapless necklines, these are the dresses for you.

Style 4506/Glamour Pearls, $10,500, Reem Acra