Sometimes, it's the tiniest tweaks to what you wear — and bare — that can transform you into a bombshell. Just mix and match a few of these tips, and chances are those clothes won't stay on for long (nor will you want them to).
Invest in some little black undies
You already know that a little black dress is a crucial component of any gal's wardrobe. Well, here's another essential: a barely-there lace bikini or thong in noir. Now you'll never be at a loss for what to wear under that little black dress, or be shy about showing it off.
Put on clothes that say "pet me"
Silk, suede, cashmere, faux fur...unlike your usual cotton duds, these materials feel amazing against your skin and beg to be caressed. Talk about an easy way to get your guy's hands all over you.
Lay on the eyeliner
Slightly smudged black eyeliner = smoldering sexpot. Put it on. Look in the mirror. Feel like doing something very, very bad tonight? We thought so.
Glam up your hands...
Manicures turn everyday mitts into instruments of mass seduction. Suddenly, every gesture you make seems mesmerizing; every object, person, or (ahem) body part you touch gets stroked in a more sensual way.
Transport yourself to the tropics
Wear a sprig of freesia or jasmine in your hair to feel incredibly island-sexy all day. Smells yummy and looks even yummier.
Wear fire-engine red
There's a reason why red was picked to paint stop signs: It's one very arresting color. Wear a red dress, red shoes, red anything, and it'll make you feel on fire.
Apply lipstick in front of him
This old-school sexy move is one few men can resist. How could they? After all, you're lavishing attention on your luscious lips.
Put on an animal print
Even the smallest accent — a leopard-print scarf, a zebra thong — will make you feel a little more feral.
Slip into a strappy tank top
Bra optional. Then watch him try to keep his eyes off you.
Try his clothes on for size
There's something about a woman lounging around in a man's white work shirt. Is it the stark contrast of a crisp, starched collar against bare skin? The fact that you're enticingly marking your territory? The way that, when open except for one strategically located button, the material skims thighs and covers the bare minimum of what needs covering and no more? We don't know, and frankly, we don't care. All we know is, it works!
Surprise him with a garter belt
Haven't worn one since your wedding? Then it's time to give him a second viewing. (It'll transform you into a sultry femme fatale from a forties movie; perhaps he'll want to role-play the hard-boiled private eye.) On your next night out, slide your guy's palm under your skirt just high enough so that he comes across your little surprise. A sexy mystery will begin!
Wear a candy necklace one night
To get him nibbling, tell him it's his dessert.
Untame your mane
Every once in awhile, don't bother blow-drying or styling your hair. Your slightly tousled tresses may tease out a little more of your wild side.
Wear heels...and nothing else
When getting undressed one evening, take off everything but your stilettos. Casually walk around as if you just haven't bothered to kick them off yet and see how long it takes him to pounce.
Slip into something comfortable
We know, full-length silk slips faded from women's wardrobes back in the 1940s. Here's why we should bring 'em back: First, they feel amazing under whatever you're wearing. Second, they look amazing in an Elizabeth Taylor, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof kind of way. Make sure it's the first thing he sees you put on in the morning — and the last thing you peel off come nighttime — to spark some Old Hollywood-style romance and feel like a silver screen siren.
Illustration from Clyde Mendes column at MetroSexual LA