Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Cut-Out Dress Trend

Trendspotting
Cut-Out Dresses

This Spring, expect temperatures to rise, and I am not referring to the weather. Sexy cut-outs have scissored their way into mainstream fashion, influenced by the runway designs seen at SS13 fashion week. A multitude of different designers showcased cut-outs in their collections, each with their own unique spin. Here's a look at a trend that's a cut above the rest...

On The Runway
 Michael Kors and Emilio Pucci have already proved the marketability of the trend, with a slew of celebrities wearing their dresses. Balenciaga took the trend a step further by incorporating it into pants suits. Designers like Erdem, Jason Wu and Richard Chai showed off a more feminine side to cut-outs, while Alexander Wang and Cushnie et Ochs kept things perfectly parallel and geometric. Carven, Diane von Furstenburg and Narciso Rodriguez dealt in rich red hues, while BCBG and Roberto Cavalli stuck to a more monotone palette. 

Celebrity Inspired Looks

These stylish ladies have all opted for brightly coloured dresses whilst out advocating the trend. Zoe Saldana went for a safari print in Carven. I like Alexandra Daddario's more simple take on the trend in a pretty shade of pink. Nina Dobrev looked like a modern mermaid in her turquoise dress. Irina Shayk & Karlie Kloss were both striking in fitted frocks by Michael Kors.


Black and white has emerged as popular colour choices to display the precision of the cut-outs on a dress silhouette. Gwyneth was suave in a Michael Kors look similar to Karlie's, while Alexis Bledel combined both shades in her chic Pamella Roland dress. Selena Gomez played it risqué with side cut-outs and a high slit. Jessica Alba was already on top of this trend early last year, seen in a sexy white Narciso Rodriguez number. Kate Bosworth reinvents the Little Black Dress with slit shoulders and sheer panels, which is by Emilio Pucci.


Get With the Trend
1. Topform royal blue dress with one shoulder and cut-out side. $42 Nastygal.com
2. Lips Like Sugar mint green dress with cut-out strap back. $52 Nastygal.com
3. Lemon sleeveless dress with v-neck and midriff cut-out. $23 Forever 21
4. Peach Tasha dress with cut-out neck & pleated high-low skirt. $50 Boohoo.com
5. White sundress with cut-out back. £22 Asos.com
6. Black chiffon dress with criss cross cut-out straps and waist £45 Mango.com
7. Black and red colourblocked skater dress with cut-out neckline. $46 Asos.com
8. Cerise pink sleeveless cut-out neck skater dress. £32 RiverIsland.com


What do you think of the Cut-Out dress trend. Hot or Not?

99 comments:

Pip said...

I'm really into this trend! Xx. Pip


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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! For me is absolutely HOT! I want one for the summer, something as the last one you shared from RiverIsland, very lovely! I've noticed the trend on runway too, for me the best is Jason Wu gown, love the edges and the ruffles! From celebrity the Karlie Kloss' dress is my fav and her body is so perfect for that design!! Have a good day dear, kisses! xo

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I am so into this trend since last year!
I love it on Karlie Kloss!

Jocelyn Leow said...

Love Nina Dobrev's outfit totally!

Denise said...

Very very beautiful dresses, for sure! I loved the Erdem one (the first row of this post) and then the Michael Kors that Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing... then Kate Bosworth in Emilio Pucci - and Ok, although she is very young and maybe it's over-sexy for her age (I don't know, I'm just saying it's what I thought when I fist saw her this way), Selena Gomez is very beautiful wearing that gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana!

VintageDanielle said...

I'm obsessed with this trend! I even have a dress, from last year, that has the cut out designs on the sides and I get complements all the time about it. I'm hoping to pick up a few more for this summer.

Demi Mist said...

So many beautiful outfits!

Miuw said...

I can't believe I only have 1 cut out dress in my closet D: I'm loving this trend ;o

Ivana said...

My dear Sam, thank you SO much for your wonderful, kind and supportive comment! I feel so lucky to have you as a friend!

Now onto this trend: I absolutely adore seeing it on the others, but I would never be able to pull it off myself. I'm not bold enough, not confident enough to show off the skin around my midriff :) But that doesn't prevent me from swooning over your perfect picks!

Wishing you the loveliest month of May!

xx Ivana

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Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely dresses... great selection Sam! I like this trend!!!
Kisses

Wil Harris said...

This is hot and it's perfect because any size or shape can pull it off. Jessica Alba's white dress is just gorgeous. Great post Sam!
XO Wil Harris

Louise Elisabeth said...

I think they are so very beautiful but you need the perfect body (that seems to be missing haha)

xx

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It is a daring but fun look and all of the celebrities pulled it off well!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Always Maylee said...

I love this trend, I think it's so fun and so chic!

xo, Yi-chia
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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I just bought a dress yesterday with a cut out on the lower back. It is SO outside my comfort zone but the boyfriend talked me into it!

Aleksandra B. said...

Amazing dresses, but i don't have perfect body:)))

Rakhshan said...

i like the cut-out at the back, it looks so elegant and sexy! among the front cut-outs I like Selena Gomez's hip/cut the best!! thanks for sharing Sam x

Kim Alston said...

I really love the cut out trend! I wish I didn't have so many rolls. HAHAHA Mine is more like the leave in trend. HAHAHAHA
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Joan said...

these dress are so in fashion and i love them!!
i also loved the skirt in your previous post!

White-Lady said...

love post!

The Chic Sheet said...

I have been loving this trend for some time!!!!!!!!


XX,
Miranda

Oh to Be a Muse said...

The cut out dress trend has been everywhere since last year. And although I think these dresses are really pretty and I like them, I do wish retailers wouldn't feel the need to make the majority of their dresses cut outs now. I like having options.

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Danika Podhola said...

I love this trend :)!!

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ANATXUCOLOURS said...

Beautiful dresses
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Ira Kharchenko said...

I love the trend! So great:)

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Denisa said...

So many amazing outfits. Have a great day.

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Laura said...

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Gina said...

that D&G dress that Selena Gomez has on is stunning! I wouldn't put red shoes with it though.

XO, Gina
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daggistr said...

love this trend soooo much ! stunning dresses !

Beauty Follower said...

Definitely hot... especially the one that Karlie Kloss wears!

erica marie said...

One of my favorite trends that I can't wait to try on a dress. Loving Alexis Bledel's black and white number.

xo erica

Karishma said...

Very very hot. Though I wouldn't be too comfortable in carrying off this trend.

miss b said...

You have included such a varied slelection here. I prefer the dresses with a more subtle cut out style like the River Island dress and the black chiffon one from Mango.
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Daniella said...

Hi Sam, I'm not the biggest fan of cut-out dresses but when done well they can look chic and sexy at the same time. I love Alexander Wang's take on it and also Emilio Pucci's. I think Kate Bosworth looks incredible in that dress :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Lidia Frolova said...

Amazing dresses! So colorful!
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Fictitious Fashion said...

Selena and Gwyenth look so gorgeous!!! n yes..this trend is a huge hit!

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Kashaya said...

Love Selena Gomez look!

Afina blog said...

Love Erdem
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blackberryfashion said...

wow, Selena Gomez looks gorgeous!!! :)

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love these kinds of dresses!!

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Elegantesque said...

love all of them!!!

Kisses
Hannah
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Ceciliette said...

Alexander Wang and Micahel Kors have the best cut offs for me.

Menos es más said...

si me gustan!!! sobre todo los de formas en escote o costado...los de zona abdominal no!
BESOS :D

Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

How funny, I wore a cut out dress today^^
So yes, I'm a big fan of this trend:D
x

Carmen said...

I LOOVE that trend but I wish I actually also had the body to wear it xD
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Cherina said...

I love this trend! Can't wait for the summer to ACTUALLY get here to wear the few that I've purchased already. Btw, love your writing. Very witty.

Sofija T said...

Great post,I really enjoyed reading it! You just gave me an idea ;)

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monicaharmony said...

I love the trend!

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Lady parisienne said...

wonderfull cut out dresses!

Ileana said...

Love them all! I sooooo wish I could rock it!
xoxo

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Jessi said...

I really like the cutout trend! That mint dress from Nastygal is too cute! Selena's is super sexy too.
Jessi
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loving-evelyn said...

love it,looks so sexy
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Patricia G. said...

Love cut out dress, especially the white from Narciso Rodriguez who wear Jessica Alba, it is perfect!!!
xoxo
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Jacy said...

Love this fun and daring trend! I think that Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba wore it especially well!

~Jacy

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The Purple Clown said...

Great trend! It looks really fun to wear!

xx
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Ashley Taylor said...

The only cut-out silhouette that I don't like, is the backless kind. I have to wear a bra!

xo Ashley
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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love cut outs done right! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

thirtysomethingchic said...

I like the trend but I only wear it in the back or arms.
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Danny said...

Love this trend, I've to buy myself a dress!

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

love love love these kinds of dresses! i bought one the other day!

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Chai Chen said...

This trend is definitely a must have! And those sheer panels are really sexy :)

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

I'm loving that red Michael Kors dress on Irina Shayk, and Gwynnie is looking stunning too! Think that mint Nasty Gal dress might have to hotfoot it over here ASAP, if I'm brave enough...eek! Fabulous round up as ever Sam!

Nicole said...

Hi Sam!
I love this look. Actually saw a great black cut-out dress at Topshop - but the price wasn't so great. I would love a longer one like Selena's one or the Michael Kors one.
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xxxx

Linda Greaves said...

Oh dang, Selena rocked that cut out dress - so gorgeous!
I definitely want to try this trend out :)

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Janice Lunes said...

Yes I've seen it around :)

I love these dresses and I think I might buy one like that for summer :)

Thanks for sharing these lovely dresses girl :D

Kisses !

Kate M said...

You really do have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now
Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back
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ELISA said...

I love this trend!
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katie said...

Wow, the cut out dresses have been huge this year! I remember seeing a little bit of them last year but they are everywhere this spring! I like the cut outs on the runways and red carpet looks but it seems like its one of those trends that's very selective when it comes to everyday life. Side cut outs are cute but the dresses with the backs slit wide open drive me crazy! They make the top of the dress fit so odd and it makes wearing a bra and not flashing everyone kind of impossible. (But really, the fit! I haven't found one dress yet with the slit open back that didn't have serious fit problems, maybe because they keep silting the back of dresses that are suppose to be form fitting rather than loose, gauzy dresses.)

Man, that Jason Wu gown on the runway is dreamy. I would never take it off, it's that beautiful.

Jessica said...

Hi Sam! For me is HOT!Love this trend :)
Selena Gomez looks gorgeous!

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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

I love this trend soooo much!!! I wouldn't mind wearing any one of these amazing dresses... it's too hard to pick the best one.
P.s. thank you so much for such a lovely comment, they always make my day!
Stela

Rosa C. said...

L'abito blu è un incanto!

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Josie said...

I love this trend! Gwenyth Paltrow looks amazing and I love the pink River Island dress, tried it on in store and fell in love! xxx

collected by Katja said...

Even if it's a big trend, I don't own a cut out dress until yet! But the blue own looks so amazing - have to check out the Nastygal website :-) ... And thank you so much for your comment on my blog, my dear! Would appreciate to have you back again <3 ... Kisses from Vienna,

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Mara Oliveira said...

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S said...

I definitely like this trend, still I don't know if i'd really wear one of these dresses... Maybe a simple one like that Erdem suould be more wereable!
Anyway Karlie and Selena look stunning in their outfits!!!
xxx
S

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Tie Bow-tie said...

Totally Yes! Love this trend so much!
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BELULOVE said...

soo sexy!!! love the 3 one!!! greattt kisses

Dom Rozalii said...

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Lina Louise said...

Beautiful dresses!! Thank you for a really great post! xx

Maddie said...

I really like cut out dresses and I think the trend will even become more popular in summer! :)

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Gabriele said...

this trend is definitely hot, I love it a lot. I am especially in love with those open mid-riff tops and dresses!
xx

Mary M. said...

Love this post, you definitely know a lot about fashion, trends and celebrities!

Have a lovely week,
Mary x

Mademoiselle Mode said...

OMG ^^
I love all dresses ^^

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Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Selena Gomez looks super sexy in that dress!

Have the best day ever,
-Kati

Kyra said...

Woow Selene Gomez looks smokin hot in that dress! Love, Kyra

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Sandra Leiva said...

Irina Shayk looks amazing!!

xx

mQs said...

I love dresses that have fun cut outs in the back!

Miss Top Ten Image said...

I really like this trend but I'm not sure if is "appropiate" for my age!! ;-)
If I find a dress that I really like and fits my body shape mayble I'll try it!!
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Nee said...

these kind of dresses are so cute - i'd love to have a cut out dress!:))
selena gomez looked amazing <3 very elegant and chic.
the white dress by asos is definitely one of my favorites:)

so sorry for not visiting your blog very often this week.. i was quite busy. tomorrow i'll be in germanyyy so excited:)
lots of love & have an amazing friday!

Tamara Chloé said...

Sam these dresses are ALL a dream!!!
I absolutely adore cut-out dresses!!
I still need to find the perfect one lol
I think Gwyneth Paltrows dress is a showstopper!!
The cut is so bold,different and daring yet classy and tastefull!!

beautifull pictures Sam!!

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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I love the cut-out trend, especially if you manage to find one with cut-outs in all the places that you love!

Diana Marks said...

very sexy! love this trend
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Johnny said...

balenciaga<333
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Filipa said...

OMG, how I wish I have one of those dresses!

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Anouka said...

Nina Dobrev looks great as always!

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Kelsey Bang said...

love the cut out dresses! so fun!
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T. S. Hori said...

I LOVE most of them so I actually just blogged about the trend and actually used the same white dress from ASOS with the cutout back! haha Great minds think alike- That dress is now just under $17 USD @ASOS. Nice to "meet" you and looking forward to following your posts! Please take a look at my new blog too when you have a chance! THANKS!

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oh... http://designerstyle-thriftstorebudget.blogspot.com/ to make it easier haha :) thanks again!