Stacy Keibler knocked it out of the park with this one — and quite frankly, she left us shaking our heads in LBD reverence. In true Azzedine Alaia style, her vintage black silk dress cut close to the body, showing off her toned form, lots of skin, and a clear mastery of the red-carpet sizzle effect. Between the open-back detail and side cutouts, you wouldn't think there would be any room left for more sex appeal. Wrong. The blond beauty accented her look with a black studded Valentino clutch and embellished Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, proving that the right statement pieces can tie it all together without stealing the spotlight. We may not share Stacy's enviable silhouette, but that certainly doesn't mean we can't evoke the same brand of skin-baring sexiness. With a slick styling approach in place and the perfect black dresses to follow suit, there's no time like the present to emulate her Argo LA premiere ensemble. See our editors' tips and shopping picks below.
- You don't have to take on quite so many cutouts or daring reveals as Stacy did to ooze equal amounts of sex appeal. Instead, focus on one skin-baring detail. Whether it be a side cutout, a low-cut back, a reverse keyhole accent, or a dominatrix-inspired lattice back, accentuate your features in line with what's most comfortable for you. After all, the key to any sexy ensemble is a confident attitude.
- Like Stacy, strike a balance between "less is more" and "more is more," because in this case, both scenarios work harmoniously. We love the way she offset the sizzle factor of her jaw-dropping dress with chic (but totally statement-worthy) pieces and then combined the look with barely there makeup. The studded Valentino clutch and strappy Giuseppe Zanotti sandals certainly added to the sultry feel but didn't infringe on the stunning effect of her perfectly fitted dress. On the flip side, her skin-baring indulgence didn't prove over the top because she juxtaposed it with a longer ankle-length hemline.
- Since we're headed into cooler climates, opt for a long-sleeved black dress. You can complement the modesty on top with a shorter hemline or a more dramatic back cutout. It's up to you, but do remember to dress seasonably and reasonably.