The line between a sexy and a trashy Halloween costume is a thin and treacherous one. Ever since the Mean Girls scene in which Cady turns up to the Halloween party in full witch garb and make up, I have personally been terrified of being too literal with my costume. However I’m not exactly comfortable with wearing a skimpy nurse/firefighter/cop ensemble either. Mean Girls has us all believing that “Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it,” but that doesn’t mean you have to be scantily-clad if you do not desire to be. By no means is it wrong if you want to be a “Slutty Vet,” but sexy Halloween costumes are limited if you do decide to forsake the polyester. There are many ways to feel comfortable and dignified while still remaining a certain je-ne-sais-quoi that will be sure to turn heads. Here are 5 sexy *not trashy* looks to get you ready for Friday:
1. Mod Girl
Channel your inner Bridgette Bardot, Twiggy or Edie Sedgwick in a 60s inspired mod look. Throw on a black and white dress, black tights, and a pair of ballet flats. If you have time try to find a pair of Go-go boots to boost the sex appeal. Don’t forget to amp up the make up and statement jewelry.
2. Freudian Slip
If you’re feeling creative then buy a slip, pin the name of some Freudian theories on to it, and voila, you have a Freudian Slip. What’s sexier than the combination of lingerie and intelligence?
3. 90s Popstar
In the heat of this 90s fashion resurgence what’s more fun (and easier!) than dressing up as your favorite 90s pop princess? From Gwen Stefani to The Spice Girls to Christina Aguilera to Britney Spears, the options are endless. Break out the platforms, choker and crop top to complete your dream of becoming a sexy 90s popstar. Your 12-year-old self will be so jealous!
4. Holly Golightly
Played by one of the most beautiful women of all time, Holly Golightly is a costume that will be sure to make you feel sexy and confident. Whether you want to channel Audrey Hepburn’s character in her classic black dress and pearls, or in an oversized white shirt and an eye mask, it’s for sure to be a classy costume.
5. A Cat
It may be the most generic of costumes but always guarantees to be sexy and sultry. Throw on a tight black ensemble; a pair of cat ears, flick on some whiskers and you’re ready to go.