Show A Little Skin This Spring With The Exposed Fashion Trend

We're ready for longer, warmer days after this freezing winter with too much rain and snow. While our environment has been in dire need of rain, we can only handle so much cold weather. So before we pack away our coats and rain jackets, it's time to start preparing for what we're going to wear in the spring.

We've seen many trends emerge in early 2023 that revolve around dressing sexier and showing some skin for the warmer months. The exposed fashion trend allows you to step outside of your comfort zone and explore new clothing styles.

Before the pandemic, sex work wasn't openly discussed; it was considered taboo. Post-pandemic, it's become a norm for people to discuss and be a part of, especially since the beginning of OnlyFans. Risky fashion was also featured on the runway during New York Fashion Week, and fashionistas love it. 

If you're uncomfortable with exposing too much skin, there are different ways to make the trend your own without crossing your boundaries. However, engaging in the exposed trend is a great way to feel more confident if you struggle with insecurities. The exposed fashion trend has no rules, but if you don't know where to start, here are a few pieces you can consider adding to your wardrobe.

Cut-out dresses

Cut-out dresses provide an easy start to engage in the exposed fashion trend. Some dresses have multiple cut-outs for a friskier look, and will show off your hip bones, ribcage area, or lower back. On the other hand, you can opt for a couple of cut-outs on the sides of a midi or maxi dress. For example, this stunning flowy patterned maxi dress has a cut-out on each side of the dress and plunges low in the center. Find different cut-out styles to see which will work for you, and wear them throughout spring and summer.

Lingerie-influenced pieces

Wearing lingerie became a fashion trend in 2020, when we saw people wearing bras, nightgowns, boxers, etc., around the house during lockdown. That trend hasn't gone away now that people are appropriately styling their lingerie to go back out into the world. Plus, it's seen all over the runway. For a sexy yet respectable outfit, wear a lingerie-influenced satin nightgown. Pair the dress with matching knee-high boots and show off some skin.


Styling vests is effortless; you can wear them layered over a blouse in the winter or by themselves in the spring. Choose between waistcoats or sweater vests to show off some skin. Waistcoats are perfect for pairing with jeans for a casual outfit. You can leave a few buttons unbuttoned from the top to show some cleavage or unbutton them from the bottom to show off your abdomen. If you have a vest that zips, you can have it zipped all the way only to show off your arms or halfway for a bralette to peek through.

Sheer tops

Sheer tops are another excellent way to show off a little skin in the spring. They're see-through so you can show off a fun tank top, bra, or bralette underneath the top. Different types of sheer tops have various designs and textures, like this black ribbed top. There's enough coverage on your skin while exposing just a small part of it. Style any sheer top with your go-to jeans and favorite jacket for a cute picnic date. Or, wear it with a mini skirt and wedges for a fun brunch outfit.

Go pantless

If you want to take the exposed trend up a notch, you can go completely pantless. Wearing an oversized blazer covers your upper body and leaves your legs exposed. Actress Camila Mendes wears a matching bra and underwear set with an oversized leather jacket and loafers. The leather jacket covers most of her body, showing some of her midriff while focusing on her bare legs. Wear a button-up blazer and tights underneath your underwear to show off less skin.


Bare legs can be a little too much for some people, so miniskirts are a suitable replacement if you don't feel comfortable going out in just your underwear and a jacket. Miniskirts have different levels; there are skirts slightly above the knee, mid-thigh, and just an inch below your glutes. Try on different lengths to see which one you feel the most comfortable in. Miniskirts add a touch of flirtiness to any outfit, especially when you pair them with a corset, a lacy bralette, or a basic tank top.


Corsets are many people's favorite lingerie pieces to pull off as tops. They're styled with jeans, skirts, shorts, and even sweats, elevating any outfit and giving it a sexy feel. For example, this lounging outfit with brown sweats would look cozy with a T-shirt, but the white lace corset turns it into a sultry outfit. It balances between sexy and comfy, and the minimal jewelry adds a delicate touch to the outfit. When the days are warm and the nights are cooler, you can layer your corset with a cardigan or light jacket.