How to wear a keyhole dress

How to wear a keyhole dress

A keyhole dress is a dress with a small hole, usually small and sometimes larger, around the bust area. While some of the dresses with the larger keyholes look sexy, the others with the small keyholes look sleek and elegant. It can be seen as a small detail in the dress that makes the outfit look a bit more striking. To better show you how to style them, I have compiled a list of the best keyhole outfit ideas for you. Let’s look at them now.

Navy Keyhole Peplum Bodycon Dress


This is a very typical keyhole dress with a very small keyhole just below the neck. You can imagine that this fitted dark blue peplum dress would still have looked beautiful without the keyhole, but not nearly as interesting as it did with the keyhole. To style this dress you can simply wear it with silver open toe heels and the outfit is perfect for a cocktail party.

Black Choker Neck Keyhole Skater Dress

Black Keyhole Choker Neck Skater Dress

Here’s a dress with a much larger keyhole. The dress is almost like a black skater dress with a deep V-neckline and black collar. Sometimes I feel like the keyhole dress is definitely a bit too on board. Regardless, this is an extremely beautiful and sexy cocktail dress. Wear it simply with black open toe heels to complete the outfit with elegance.

Bodycon mini dress with short sleeves and keyhole

Short Sleeve Keycon Bodycon Mini Dress

Here is another great keyhole dress. It is a short-sleeved, form-fitting mini dress. Simply pair it with a silver ankle strap with open toe heels and a silver cuff bracelet to complete this sexy and minimal outfit.

Black keyhole. A line dress

black keyhole a line dress

Now back to a typical keyhole dress. Here’s a more casual black keyhole line dress that you can wear to work as well as hangouts or even cocktail parties. It’s such a simple and versatile black dress. To wear it to the office, pair it with black heels, while silver open-toe heels are the best choice for cocktail parties.

Black sleeveless lace dress

black sleeveless lace dress

A keyhole design, if done correctly, can enhance the cutting of a dress. For example, on this black lace sleeveless dress, the keyhole detail can make the shoulders look narrower. As a result, this dress can always make you look slimmer. To complete the outfit simply pair the dress with silver open toe heels.

White keyhole dress with semi-sheer lace overlay

white keyhole dress semi-sheer lace padding

This is a beautiful two layer dress with beautiful details. The inner layer is a white halterneck keyhole mini dress while the outer layer is a semi sheer knee length lace dress. Of course, the keyhole cut makes this dress look extremely sexy. Wear the dress with white heels and an open toe strap to add a chic touch to the look.

Green knee-length A-line dress with long sleeves

green long-sleeved knee-length dress

Here is a refreshing and minimalist green and black outfit. You can achieve this look by simply wearing a green A-line dress with long sleeves, a keyhole and black suede heels. This can be both a work outfit and a party outfit.

Mini shift dress with red keyhole flower

red floral keyhole mini shift dress

The keyhole design goes very well with floral dresses. For example, here is a red floral keyhole mini dress that looks lovely and breezy. You can easily pair it with light pink open toe heels to complete a minimalist and chic look.

Navy keyhole babydoll dress

Navy keyhole babydoll dress

For a youthful and casual look, you can wear this navy blue keyhole babydoll dress. If you wear this dress as part of a casual street outfit, the white sneakers are the perfect shoes. Alternatively, you can wear nude heeled sandals if you prefer a more ladylike look.

Navy Gathered Waist Knee Length Sheath Dress

The knee length shift dress with a gathered waist in navy

Here’s a great, relaxed outfit that’s so versatile, you can wear it for almost any scenario. The outfit consists of a knee-length, dark blue dress with a gathered waist and a pair of pink and black sandals.

White lace halterneck keyhole bodycon dress

White Halter Keyhole Lace Bodycon Dress

For those of you who have put a lot of effort into staying in shape, a bodycon dress is perfect for a cocktail party to show off your curves a bit. If you think that even a simple bodycon dress is not enough, you should try this sexy and elegant keyhole toe bodycon dress. I would recommend that you wear the dress with either silver or white heels.

White knee length dress with fitted waist

white knee length dress with ruched waist

For a feminine and stylish look, you can wear this knee length dress with white waist and keyhole. To add a little boho style to the mix, you can wear a pair of light pink strappy sandals. This outfit would be very unique and gorgeous and could make you stand out at a cocktail party or any formal event.

White Criss Cross Bodycon Dress

White Crisscross Keyhole Bodycon Dress

Up to this point, all of the dresses mentioned have the keyholes either just below the neck or in the bust area. This particular dress is more unique. It’s a white criss-cross dress with the keyhole just below the bust. Complement your outfit with a pair of pink open toe heels.

Black knee length dress with silver sequin belt

black knee length dress silver sequin belt

To make a black dress look more striking, some silver sequin details can really help. For example, here is an elegant and eye-catching black knee-length dress with a silver wide sequined belt. Wear it with silver open toe heels for a chic look.

Green halterneck peplum mini dress

green halterneck peplum mini dress

For a beautiful and youthful look, you might want to wear this green keyhole peplum mini dress. Wear it with black open toe heels for a minimal look.

I hope you enjoy the keyhole dress outfit ideas I just shared with you. Although some of the outfits are extremely sexy which may be difficult for some people, the rest of the outfits with small keyholes are very easy to wear and the result is amazing. Try them all and have fun.

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