When it comes to showing skin, a little bit goes a long way. It's no wonder sheer panels have appeared on runways season after season—the flash of flesh plays up sex appeal with a touch of mystery. Also see crochet-knit dresses, which work perfectly as a stylish cover-up on the beach.
Lately, stars have been reinterpreting the summery style for fall by choosing the look in darker colors.
On the conservative end of the spectrum we have Kate Middleton, who chose a frock with a woven pattern—a welcome upgrade to the plain LBD.
Dakota Fanning demonstrated how woven dresses can be used for creative layering. She donned a bra top and high-cut bottoms beneath her knit shift.
The long-sleeve, floor-length cut of Jourdan Dunn's dress technically covered her up, but woven cutouts added risqué allure.
Try re-creating the look with our woven dress picks, below: