When a woman wants to look sexy, she turns to the old Hollywood glamour days when plunge necklines and thigh-exposing slits were saved for Dorothy Dandridge and Eartha Kitt.

The style celebrates the beauty of a voluptuous woman and the hourglass figure. It encourages matte rouge, side parts and soft curls and even makes room for a dark cat eye. 

Take tips from these five leading ladies on how to mesmerize passersby and induce double takes the next time you try the trend.

—Lyndsay Luff