Bridesmaid Dresses with Sexy Details

Katie Mitchell Photography

Everyone loves to show off a little bit of skin, whether it's a deep plunging V-neck, open back, or thigh-high slit. But what makes something even sexier is the subtlest hint of flesh, a tiny illusion here or snippet there to keep 'em wanting more. Which is why one of the biggest bridesmaid dress trends right now is peek-a-boo details.

From the cutouts that have become almost a standard in evening wear to a keyhole neckline and illusion strip at the waist, there are many tasteful, subtle, and most importantly fashion-forward ways to rock a bridesmaid's dress with peek-a-boo details. These architectural touches and understated embellishments add a ton of dimension, texture and, of course, intrigue to an otherwise simple silhouette. We think even Grandma would approve!

Designers are turning it up a notch with cutouts at the neckline, asymmetrical cutouts along the bodice, and even an additional cutout below a super-deep V. Your personal peek-a-boo doesn't have to be fully absent of fabric, though. Dresses with illusion mesh slits or stunning lace numbers without lining across sections of the silhouette offer up the same excitement as a full-fledged cutout.

Do you think your girls will go for a dress with peek-a-boo details? Click through to see some of our favorites!

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Fame and Partners

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Courtesy of Fame and Partners

Fame and Partners "Bella Vita" Dress, $279,

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Joanna August

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Courtesy of Joanna August

Joanna August "Kimberly" Short, $250,

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Michelle Mason

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Michelle Mason One-Shoulder Cutout Stretch-Cady Dress, $635,

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Halston Heritage

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Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

Halston Heritage Cutout Sequined Stretch-Jersey Gown, $495,

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Monique Lhuillier

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Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Tulle Illusions Cutout Gown, $280,

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Three Floor

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Courtesy of Shopbop

Three Floor "Pop of Peony" Lace Dress, $420,

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Alexis Sage

Courtesy of Shopbop

Alexis Sage Embroidered Dress, $572,

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David's Bridal

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Courtesy of David's Bridal

David's Bridal Long Faux-Crop-Top Dress, $139.95,

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Nouvelle Amsale

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Courtesy of Amsale

Nouvelle Amsale Halter Keyhole Neck Chiffon Gown, $220,

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Foxiedox "Flourite" Crochet Maxi Dress, $198,

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Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Self-Portrait Dot-Lace Tiered Mini Dress, $435,

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Halston Heritage

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Courtesy of Halston Heritage

Halston Heritage Silk Satin Gown, $695,

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BCBG Max Azria

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Courtesy of BCBG

BCBG Max Azria "Estrella" Cutout Gown, $368,

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Courtesy of ASOS

ASOS Side Cutout Maxi Dress, $64,

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Tadashi Shoji

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Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji Boat Neck Pintucked Gown, $428,

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Fame and Partners

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Courtesy of Fame and Partners

Fame and Partners "Allegra" Dress, $279,

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