Clothes That Make You Feel Beautiful

It’s no coincidence that most of these confidence-boosting pieces also fall under the closet-classics category. Other than solving any number of styling woes, the inherent wow factor of, say, a spiked heel or a figure-flattering pencil skirt, lies in gently enhancing what’s naturally there—and that kind of subtle sexiness never goes out of style, not to mention, inevitably makes you feel beautiful, too.

The Street-Is-Your-Runway Gown

The crisp lines and elegant shape of a floor-sweeping gown don’t have to be after-dark-only extravagances. For day, simply tone things down with a slick leather jacket, booties, and cross-body bag.

The Midi Pencil Skirt

While the pencil skirt is a proven power-dressing linchpin, this one—with its relaxed, figure-flattering  fit and a slit that can leave as much (or as little) to the imagination as you like thanks to adjustable snaps—can work overtime as a seductive date-night piece, too.

Lingerie Set

Whether someone else gets to see these underpinnings is beside the point: simply knowing that you’re wearing feminine, lacy lingerie—even if it’s the base layer for a simple plain-white-tee and jeans combo—is the ultimate feel-good indulgence.

The Sexy Heels

The positive attributes of sky-high pumps can’t be overstated: They lend a natural swing to your hips, create a long, lean silhouette, and make even the most casual of outfits feel special.

High-Waisted Jeans

There are several practical qualities to these ‘70s-inspired jeans that help achieve maximum babe-status fast, and with minimal effort: The high waist hugs curves and offers subtle (but priceless) built-in tummy control and the extra long, bell-bottom cut elongates legs.