Fall in Love With… Cutouts

Fall in Love With... Cutouts

Cutouts sometimes get a bad rap. And understandably so. When worn with 7-inch Lucite heels and a zebra print micro skirt, there’s nothing chic about them. However, when done right, I really love the trend. I particularly love cutouts in unexpected places such as the collarbone area, the shoulders, at the hips of a modest dress or the back of a pretty tunic. In fact, cutouts were a noteworthy trend on the Spring 2012 runways. Designers including Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler and Roland Mouret featured the scissor happy statement on their catwalks solidifying the piecemeal look as a key trend for 2012.

Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite cutout options…

Fall in Love With... Cutouts

A cutout at the hip is demure yet incredibly sexy in a very understated way. I love how unexpected it is on this chambray dress.

Fall in Love With... Cutouts

A sliced up neckline is a simple way to embrace this trend without going too far out of your comfort zone. This coral cutout swing top is the perfect summer staple for a night out on the town with friends or even a business meeting when paired with a relaxed linen blazer.

Fall in Love With... Cutouts

Last but not least, my favorite unexpected cutout is on the back. Make your exit as memorable as your entrance with a dress or blouse with a cutout back. I think this lace cutout mini is perfect for work or play.

Are you going to give this trend a try?

XO Lauren

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  • Sarah Heckle

    I’ve seen so many cute cut out dresses…they always have a lot at Urban Outfitters. I like them as long as they’re not gaping holes! Haha

    http://tulleandtrinkets.com/2012/07/09/thrifted-summer-outfit/ — Check out my fave thrifting find from the weekend!

  • Melissa Panici

    Love all of these cutouts! I’m definately going to give this trend a try. Thanks Lauren:)

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i love cut outs but my question is always “”where does my bra go?!”” i always need to wear a bra (wish this wasn’t the case…but it is) and they are not very bra friendly. they look so cute on other girls though!!

    xoamy
    http://www.cupcakesncouture.com/2012/07/margarita-cupcakes.html

  • Melissa mould

    love these style of dresses, especially when you have a tan from holidays.

    i have a new aztec dress on my blog today which is perfect for holidays too :)

    x

    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

  • Rachel Trampel

    I love ANYTHING and EVERYTHING with cutouts! It is so fun! I have a dress with a cutout back, a light-weight sweater with cutouts on the shoulders and a dress with cutouts on the side! But I still want to add more ;)

    Happy Monday!

    xoxo,

    Rachel – http://www.rachelslookbook.com

  • Amy Fohr – Leopard and Lillies

    I actually just purchased the cutest cut out dress from Madewell, I just posted a picture to my photo gallery. I absolutely love the trend!

    Amy

    http://www.LeopardandLillies.com

  • Closet Fix

    Monday’s Suck, but this helps!

    I think cutouts are pretty cool, but when done incorrectly you can quickly veer into prostitution whore territory. The line between classy and thrashy can be very thin in this style, especially depending on the placement of the cutouts. When done the right way, cutouts can be fun, super chic, and sexy like here

    http://www.laurenconrad.com/photo/view/61035/4589/25044/1

    Definitely worth a try especially in this Summer heat.

    Xoxo,

    Simmy P.

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  • Kellie Norton

    I love this trend!! Being from the South, we try not to show too much skin but I’m gonna step out of my comfort zone and try this! It’s so precious :-) I love the cold-shoulder look too!! That’s what I love about fashion, it’s the perfect opportunity to try new things and to step out of your comfort zone!

    -Kellie

  • andrea

    I love the cut out with the lace! Its a perfect summer dress!

  • Meghan Conard

    Love the cutout trend! My fave is on the hip!

    xx-MC

    Check out my newest post http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

  • Martin M

    Cut outs are really amazinG! Saw them quite often last week at Fashion Week in Berlin for Spring/Summer 2013!!! Wonderful dresses and collections. Love cutouts as detail :) XOXO from Germany!!!

    http://www.look-scout.blogspot.com

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  • Maghan Croxton

    Love the Coral cut-out at the neck! i have the same exact shirt in blue! the back is fablous!

  • yelka x

    I’m so in love with this trend, gotta do some shopping! :) x

  • Elizabeth Marino

    Where is the first dress from? The white one with the low back cut out, it is adorable!

  • Lily Belle Locks

    I love cutouts, especially the cute sundresses like the blue denim one above. But make sure you wear a heavy duty spf if you wear these during the day or you’ll have some awkward tan lines! I put on a 45+ whenever I wear any strappy tops or I’m marked for the whole summer ;)

  • Sarah Osman

    love especially at the neck,, it’s extremely girly

  • Linh Ly

    The cut out look is so cute especially for the summer! go to my photos and check out my version of the cut out in this pretty blue cut out in the back dress.

    Linh

    http://befashionfit.blogspot.com/

  • Giselle Escamilla

    love the cut out!!

  • Rachael Yanta

    Love the look of cutouts!! Especially the back cut outs.

    http://www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

  • Marielisa Gomez

    Love this trend!! Especially the one at the neck!

    Marielisa

    - Primp & Wear -

  • Irizarry Francheska

    At the neck is so good looking.

  • Umbrella Drink

    I like one at the neck. It looks the most classy.

    xo,

    http://www.umbrelladrink.com

  • Amy Painter

    Love it but hate to find a bra to wear with it!

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  • Bev

    absolutely love the cut out in the back! very sexayyy!!

  • Ines Pacheco de Castro

    I loove the cut out in the back! It’s so pretty :)

    Petit Livre Noir

  • Larissa Wilhelm

    I love this trend and my absolute fave is also the cutout back! So pretty!

    http://fitnessmisc.blogspot.com/

  • Kristi Murphy

    My new fav lululemon top is sportin’ cutouts! I am seriously obsessed with these … bought two!

    http://shop.lululemon.com/products/clothes-accessories/women-tanks/Hot-But-Not-Tank?cc=6908&sli=1

  • Noelle Parker

    Where is the dress in the cover picture from? I’m in love with that one but there is no link to it.

    Noelle

  • Eliza Zamora

    I am definitely loving this trend!

    xo

    http://lovelyaddictions.blogspot.com/

  • Emily k.

    You said it…. it needs to be tastefully done in order to pull it off! I really like the ones with the cutouts around the neck! Girls need to be careful about those side cutouts…. sometimes side flab can rule the world…. ha!

    xoxo

    Emily

    emilyannestyle.com

  • Rebecca Lawson

    I so agree with the other ladies on here! The cut in the back is super sexy! LOVE the look!!

    Rebecca

  • Cassidy Short

    LOVE cut outs! so cute

    xoxo

    Cassidy

    http://norebeccaforayear.blogspot.com/

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  • Corey Kate Lambert

    Yay, I loved the coral cutout top and found it for only $40 at The Mint Julep Boutique http://www.themintjulepboutique.com/shop/Classic-Cutout-Top.html

  • Jenna Beef

    I was thinking similar earlier when I was checking out the new clothes from Urban Outfitters. Toooooo many cutouts.

  • sari meester

    This kind of trend only fit to skinny body type…. -________-

  • Lot Franken

    I love this trend! This has actually been a trend since spring 2008…. still loving it!

  • Deanne Castro
  • Vee

    I agree that it can be nice if worn in a classic way. I love the white dress in the first picture.

    - Vee http://www.theavenuevee.blogspot.com

  • Alexandra Kiladjian

    I love the shoulder cut outs because guys are extremely attracted to bare shoulders. I also love the back cut out because its sexy yet elegant. I have the cutest red cotton dress that has a criss-cross back cut out and I have a plain black top that has sheer sleeves with the shoulders cut out. So yes, I am so giving this trend a try.

  • Susana Contreras

    I just love this trend. I have a dress that used to be my mom’s and it has cutouts on the sides, so I guess this is not a new thing!

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  • Katjusha Bricman

    I don’t like shoulder cut outs, but I do love back cutouts and arm cutouts!

    http://la-dancing-dress.blogspot.com/

  • Dapper Look

    I love the cuts. I feel very sexy wearing dresses with cuts. Nice trend ^^

    Find fashion for dudes.DapperLook lets guys share, find and recommend fashion!

  • PavlynGirls

    We are totally in love with cutouts this season! Our online Boutique is filled iwth al sorts of beautiful dresses with hidden cutouts and peepholes. We love them so much because they add a sexy element to a sweeheart dress, without going overboard. An understated sexiness, if you will. Looking to get into the trend? Check out what we have to offer at http://www.pavlyn.com

    xoxo

    Anna

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  • Abby Olson

    I am loving all of these picks! back cutouts are definitely my fave!

    heelsandsunkissedcurls.com

  • Katjusha Bricman

    I don’t like shoulder cut outs, but I do love back cutouts and arm cutouts!

    This is my favourite top with cutout on the back and a nice white satin ribbon with a bow on the back

    http://www.laurenconrad.com/photo/view/21543/6564/33415/1

  • Kyla

    Where can I get the dress that’s in the cover photo? I need a white dress for graduation and I think it’s perfect!

  • Kyla

    The dress in the cover photos is this one I think!
    http://www.tealeafclothing.com/shop/Style-Stalker-Currency-White-Dress

  • Ashley

    I think you’re absolutely right about the way cut-out’s can be chic! I love you’re picks of unexpected cut-out spots! http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

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