5 Ways to Wear Cutouts that are Classy, NOT Trashy

Cutouts have been seen all over the red carpet lately, from the Met Gala to the Grammys, and most recently the Tony Awards. Stars are using cutouts as a playful way to show a bit of skin. However, there is a fine line between a playful peek-a-boo and something that is a bit too risqué for work. These ten pieces are great examples of how to pull off the cutout trend in your life. These looks will leave you looking playful and elegant, while leaving trashy far behind.

  1. Floral Cut-Out Maxi Dress, Topshop, $90.00

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This look from Topshop is a flirty and fun way to rock the cutout trend this summer. The flowery pattern of the maxi dress keeps the look classy and elegant, while the side cutouts add just a hint of sex appeal to the look. This dress would be perfect to wear on a fancy date or to a beautiful summer wedding.

  1. Vince Camuto Cold-Shoulder V-Neck Blouse, Macy’s, $59.00

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The cold-shoulder is the newest iteration of the cutout trend to become popular. Mix up your standard black v-neck with this blouse, available in cobalt blue or black. It’s a great way to dress up a simple, classic outfit.

  1. Contrast Cutout Blouse, New York & Company, $46.94

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This timeless black and white blouse is a classy way to take the cutout trend anywhere. It can be worn for a night out on the town or to the office. The cutout by the breastbone gives just a hint of skin, but it’s close enough to the collar not to be risqué. The blouse is currently out of stock online.

  1. Misguided Ladder Stitch Lace Romper, Nordstrom, $93.00

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This adorable white lace romper is perfect for the spring/summer season. While it may be a bit daring for some, it’s youthful and flirty design keeps it fun and fresh, perfect for a day outside in the sun.

  1. Aqua Pique Eyelet Cutout Dress, Bloomingdales, $98

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For a new twist on a classic, try this little black dress. The side cutouts bare just a bit of skin, keeping the look flirty and contemporary.

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