How to Wear Keyhole Dress: 15 Amazing Outfit Ideas

best keyhole dress outfit ideas

A keyhole dress is a dress that has a little hole, usually little and can be larger sometimes, around the chest area. While some of the dresses with the larger keyholes look sexy, the others with small keyholes look nifty and elegant. It can be viewed as a small little detail in the dress that makes the outfit look a little more eye catching. To better show you how to style them, I have put together a list of some of the best keyhole dress outfit ideas for you. Let’s check them out now.

Navy Keyhole Peplum Bodycon Dress


This is a very typical keyhole dress that has a very small keyhole right under the neck. You can imagine that this navy peplum bodycon dress would still have looked beautiful without the keyhole but no where near as interesting as with the keyhole. To style this dress, you can simply wear it with silver ankle strap open toe heels and the outfit would be perfect for a cocktail party.

Black Choker Neck Keyhole Skater Dress

black choker neck keyhole skater dress

Now, here is a dress with much larger keyhole. The dress is almost like a deep v neck black skater dress with a black choker attached to it. So, sometimes, I feel that the definitely of the keyhole dress is just a little too board. Regardlessly, this is an extremely beautiful and sexy cocktail dress. Simply wear it with black open toe heels to complete the outfit with elegance.

Short Sleeve Keyhole Bodycon Mini Dress

short sleeve keyhole bodycon mini dress

Here is another large-keyhole dress. It is a short sleeve bodycon mini dress. Simply pair it with silver ankle strap 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 is a more casual black keyhole a line dress that you can both wear it for work, for hangouts, or even for cocktail parties. It is a such a simple and versatile black dress. To wear it to the office, you may want to pair it with black heels, while silver open toe heels would be the best choice for cocktail parties.

Black Sleeveless Lace Dress

black sleeveless lace dress

A keyhole design, when done right, can actually improve the cutting of a dress. For example, for this black sleeveless lace dress, the keyhole detail can actually make the shoulders look narrower. As a result, this dress can make you look slimmer and leaner. 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 overlay

This is a gorgeous two-layered dress with beautiful details. The inner layer is white halter keyhole mini shift dress while the outer layer is a semi-sheer lace knee length dress. Needless to say, the keyhole cutting makes this dress look extremely sexy. Wear the dress with white ankle strap open toe heels to add an elegant touch to the look.

Green Long Sleeve Knee Length A Line Dress

green long sleeve knee length a line dress

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

Red Keyhole Floral Mini Shift Dress

red keyhole floral mini shift dress

The keyhole design works really well with floral dresses. For example, here is a red keyhole floral mini dress that looks beautiful and breezy. You can simply pair it with pale pink open toe heels to complete a minimal and chic look.

Navy Keyhole Babydoll Dress

navy keyhole babydoll dress

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

Navy Gathered Waist Knee Length Sheath Dress

navy gathered waist knee length sheath dress

Here is a great laid-back outfit that is so versatile that you can wear it for almost any scenario. The outfit consists of a navy gathered waist knee length dress and a pair of pink and black heeled sandals.

White Halter Neck Keyhole Bodycon Lace Dress

white halter neck keyhole bodycon lace dress

For those of you who have put a lot of effort into keeping yourself in a great shape, a bodycon dress would be perfect for you to wear to a cocktail party to show off your curves a little bit. If you think even a plain bodycon dress is not enough, you may want to try this sexy and elegant what halter keyhole lace bodycon dress. I would recommend you to either wear the dress with silver heels or white heels.

White Gathered Waist Knee Length Dress

white gathered waist knee length dress

For a feminine and stylish look, you can wear this white gatherer waist keyhole knee length dress. To add a little bit of boho style to the mix, you can wear a pair of pale pink strappy heeled sandals. This outfit would a very unique and beautiful one that can make you stand out in a cocktail party or a formal event.

White Criss Cross Front Keyhole Bodycon Dress

white criss cross front keyhole bodycon dress

Up to this point, all the dresses mentioned have the keyholes either right under the neck or at the chest area. This particular dress is more unique. It is a white criss cross front bodycon dress that has the keyhole just under the chest. Complete this outfit with pink open toe heels.

Black Knee Length Dress with Silver Sequin Belt

black knee length dress silver sequin belt

For a black dress to look more eye catching, some silver sequin details can really help. For example, here is an elegant and eye catching black knee length dress that comes with a silver sequin wide belt. Wear it with silver ankle strap open toe heels to achieve an elegant look.

Green Halter Peplum Mini Dress

green halter peplum mini dress

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

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