One STYLE guru says it’s all about balance when you want to show some skin but also look elegant.
Ana Reyes shared the style tips on her popular TikTok account, but not everyone agreed with her take on “vulgar vs. sexy elegant.”
While a little cleavage can spice up an outfit, Reyes explained that dressing the female body is all about balance[/caption]
“Let’s look at the difference between vulgar and sexy elegant,” Reyes said in the video posted to her account.
“Remember, ladies, there’s a balance involved… if you want to look sexy elegant, you have to be careful with that.”
She calls a long-sleeved dress with a deep V-neckline and a thigh slit too revealing, failing to strike the challenging balance.
A look like this, according to Reyes, shows excess cleavage and excess leg.
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As an alternative, Reyes suggested a dress with a very low back.
Other parts of the body are covered but the back shows a sexy and flattering but modest amount of skin.
“It’s really classy and sexy,” she said.
“It shows the back, but the front is completely covered.”
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She went on to say that elegant women understand they don’t have to wear tiny dresses.
Elegance, Reyes suggested, is related to femininity.
“You’re attractive just because you’re a woman,” she said.
“Your femininity makes you attractive and it makes you sexy.”
Reyes said of a woman in a simple, loose A-line dress: “She doesn’t show much, but she still looks beautiful and sexy.
“She’s attractive and she’s a woman.”
To sum up her lesson, Reyes said it involves balancing the following areas of the body:
- The back
Her feelings were reflected in the comments.
One user said, “The girls who get it, get it,” using an emoji to show applause.
Another user, who is a former fashion student, said: “That’s very true. When I was in fashion school, they said the exact same thing in my classes. Not the exact wording, but the exact idea.”
Other users were heated by the idea that a woman’s clothing should dictate how she is portrayed.
One commenter said: “I don’t know what to think of this video, honestly it just feels like judgment to me.
“Let the girls dress what they want, they’re not vulgar for it.”
Another person asked, “What’s the deal with showing skin that you consider ignoble?”
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Reyes replied: “Girls stop fighting if you dress like this and you like it! Then proudly dress like this.
“I never said skin isn’t noble, fight with yourself.”