When it comes to this season, there is one trend, the cut-out trend – to be more specific, that rises above all, don’t you agree? Well, darlings, the cut-out trend is something a little experimental, exaggerated and ultimately fabulous, yet a little daunting. Whether it’s on the runway, at your favourite high street store or included in the street style wardrobe of your favourite bloggers, this is one trend we cannot escape, but we find us asking ourselves would we even want to?
Whilst, as usual, this trend is a little daunting, especially if you don’t particularly enjoy flaunting your skin, it can be tailored to a way that suits you best. This is one trend that is chic yet classy and, of course, has every ounce of sophistication flowing from it. Although in the past it has primarily been included in the realm of evening wear, it has since transgressed into off-duty style. There is something so effortless about making this trend work and I am going to show you exactly how to do it and most of all how to love it.
There are many ways to stay whilst embracing this trend and the most important thing to consider if your focal point. In what position would you like the cut-out to be centred? Where do you want the attention to lie? From top to bottom, here are my favourite areas where the cut-out trend stays on top of trends.
The Cut-Out Trend: Types Of Cut-Outs
A cut-out neckline appears to be an obvious choice, however, I promise you it is far from cliche. Whilst this may be the go-to focal point if you find the cut-out trend a little daunting to begin with, you will find yourself in extensive appreciation of this.
While this may be minimal it is also a start and once you find yourself obsessing, the opportunities are endless. I love the cut-out neckline when it comes to workwear. You could be wearing a fitted midi dress, however, one small incision around the neckline adds personality and perfection to your look.
Daisy Street Dress With Cut Out Neckline And Long Sleeves
See my point? This is a perfect option for workwear. It has the proper length, it has long sleeves and a small cut-out neckline.
Topshop Metallic Cutout Romper
“A plunging front cut-out and leggy silhouette lend flirty verve to a sleeveless romper infused with metallic fibres for a sparkly, glam finish.”
‘Fyonna’ Cutout Sweater Body-Con Dress
“A flirty front cutout brings after-hours appeal to a cosy, long-sleeve sweater-dress designed to hug and flatter your figure.”
So, when you think of cut-out pieces, you immediately think of shoulders and quite rightly so. This particular focal point is my favourite and it is one I work with time and time again. Whether you are frolicking in a strappy Bardot or partying in a beautiful body-con cut-out, it is sexy, sleek and curiosity provoking. It’s your time to flaunt your fabulous features and deviate from the conventional and traditional trends that you overuse time and time again.
I also find the cut-out trend as a source of both inspiration and influence, the moment you see someone else looking divine whilst embracing it, the more likely you will kill it. It’s your time to shine and show everyone the fashionista you truly are.
John Zack Petite Cut Out Shoulder Body-Conscious Dress
Got beautiful and defined shoulders? Show them! These are what cut-out shoulder dresses are for: to put an accent on one of your many good-looking body parts.
Parker ‘Boomerang’ Cold Shoulder Body-Con Dress
“This smooth knit dress defines your curves with dramatic princess seams that frame a centre panel of diminutive horizontal welts. The architectural lines continue with cold-shoulder cutouts lending a fiercely modern sensibility to this bold LBD.”
Crepe Cold Shoulder Cage Back Body-Conscious Dress
This dress is an interesting option for eveningwear: combine peplum and cut-outs and see the result – a ravishing look!
Your sides are the area of skin I would define as below your underarm however above your hips. I would arguably say that this is the most daring form of cut-outs as this is the greatest area of exposure. Designers have provided us with endless choices and ways to make such a notion look fabulous and flawless.
When worn in the right way, your ensemble is picture perfection and although a little daring, the attention will certainly remain on you. And for all the right reasons. Once you try this, you will find yourself repeating this version of the cut-out trend time and time again.
ASOS Side Cut Out Mini Dress
Pretty in pink. I love this shade of pink and the small waist cut-outs. If you have a small waist, not it;s the time to show it by wearing such a dress. Remember, waist cut-out are, unfortunately, not for every body shape to wear.
ASOS Jumpsuit With Side Cut Outs and Chain Detail
If cut-outs and partying are your things, then you’ve got one outfit just ready for you: a jumpsuit with wide waist cut-outs and details. Add a pair of stilettos or high heels sandals and have fun.
Missguided Metal Detail Plunge Crop Top
“Gleaming metal bars accent the plunging V-neckline of a sleeveless crop top featuring ultra-modern side cutouts for an intriguing, skin-baring look from every angle.”
One focal point when it comes to the cut-out trend remains at the centre of your body just above your belly button, a piece of skin that is rarely exposed unless on the beach. Now this is one idea that high street retailers love to work with as we find brands such as Topshop re-entering such pieces and trends season after season.
When considering cut-outs, it was unlikely you would even contemplate the many options you have however it is necessary in order to choose what works best for you and what you feel most confident and beautiful in.
Culotte Jumpsuit with Cut Out Front
I am madly in love with this dark green cut-out jumpsuit. It shows the right amount of skin and is very elegant and classy.
Topshop Bandage Cutout Bralette
“Thin illusion stripes and a front cutout add flirty touches to a sporty scoop-neck bralette edged with snug ribbing.”
AQ AQ Killer High Neck Midi Dress wih Keyhole
Another beautiful, minimalist and elegant option for the front cut-out is this orange dress. It has sleek cuts and really screams that “less is more”. What do you think, darlings?
This is the sassiest and most popular area. The area in which the cut-out trend excels. I am sure you have seen the long sleeved mini dresses with twist knot middle and cut-out hips over the festive period? Well, they are here to stay so it’s time to work with them darlings.
ASOS Mini Skirt With Circle Cut Out Sides
It may look like hip cut-outs are the next fashion accessories, nothing else being required to complete a cut-out outfit.
AX Paris Cut Out Detail Dress with Belt
The cut-out trend is all the rage, but did you ever think the opportunities to experiment with it were that extensive? Absolutely not. Trends are made to alter and make them work with your own personal style. This trend has been here season after season and only gets better. Expect the unexpected. We can only hope to see its return on the AW16 runway, however, we can almost guarantee this.