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Style Watch

Baring up nicely

What's sexy now? Showing a little – not a lot of – skin.

By Tina Sutton
August 7, 2011

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The Kardashians notwithstanding, modesty has returned to summer fashions. “The plunging necklines and really sexy backs aren’t as prevalent. It’s more of a demure, sophisticated look in exposing skin,” says Rebecca Penner, co-owner of the chic Beacon Hill boutique Crush on Charles Street. As seen here around town, showing less can be more. “Shoulders and the clavicle are very feminine, sexy parts of a woman’s body,” Penner says. To draw the eye upward, she suggests one-shoulder, strapless, and high halter or racer-back styles. And in this economy, hiding some of your assets isn’t a bad idea.