The Trend Report: Crazy for Cutouts

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The Trend Report: Crazy for Cutouts
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The Trend Report: Crazy for Cutouts

Herve Leger Spring/Summer 2013

Carven Spring/Summer 2013
Versace Spring/Summer 2013
Subtle cutouts make a longsleeve dress ultra-sexy, as seen on Taylor Swift at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. 
Kerry Washington's small cutout at the midriff breaks up a monochromatic white dress. 
An LBD gets way more interesting with strappy shoulder cutouts, as seen on Kelly Osbourne. 

On a heavily patterned and textured dress, cutouts keep the look from feeling weighed down. 

Photo Credit: Brooklyn Blonde

A cutout in the back makes an otherwise typical sleeveless button-down shirt demurely sexy. 

Photo Credit: eat.sleep.wear.

Summer is the season for skin-baring looks, but if you would prefer to err on the side of modesty (or subtle sexiness, as we like to think of it), we have the perfect trend for you.

Cutouts were all over the spring runways, from Herve Leger to Versace, and they came in all different forms. We love them most on dresses, where slight cutouts near the midriff, shoulders, or sides can turn a basic summer look from delicate to daring.

Aside from dresses, cutouts are taking shape in every summer style essential, from sandals, to crop tops, to swimsuits. Click through the gallery to see our favorite cutout inspiration and shopping picks for summer!

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