Warm weather is here to stay and skin is in.
Sheer fabrics, lace insets and midriff baring crop tops are all the rage this season, and -- while I love all of the aforementioned – strategically placed cutouts in dresses are by far one of my favorite warm weather trends.
If you too are a fan of showing skin, cutout dresses offer a great alternative to plunging necklines, high-cut slits or provocative hemlines. What’s more, cutouts showcase just enough skin to draw interest (in a modest fashion), yet leave a little to the imagination. For that reason, this trend is wearable for a number of occasions, from late-night parties to sunny soirees. Here I am in one of my more casual cutout looks, prior to a friend’s dinner party:
Cutout dresses have also been seen on several of my favorite trend-setting celebrities, such as Rihanna and Miley Cyrus:
As you notice in the above photos, there are a few reoccurring themes. Here are three tips vital to pulling off the trend:
Simplicity is key: Keep your hair, makeup and footwear simple.
Less is more: Keep your accessories to a minimum.
Confidence is the best accessory: ‘Nuff said.
By following these tips, you and your cutout dress are guaranteed to be the center of attention with onlookers and fellow fashionistas, alike.
Check out a few of my favorite cutout dresses:
DSQUARED2 Sleeveless Cutout Dress (Intermix)
Reverse Pineapple Print Pinup Dress (Urban Outfitters)
Material Girl Juniors Dress, Sleeveless Tribal-Print Cutout Maxi (Macy’s)
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