Cut-out dresses have been much loved by ITV Be reality stars for sometime now. Thus, one of the most seductive styling tricks has long been given a bad rep as something un-classy, not for ‘cool girls’, or more high street than high end, if you will.
But the tides are turning and the party gals’ go-to is making a comeback with the likes of Sophie Turner showing just how cool a cut out can be (see photo above). The actress attended the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2017 show in an asymmetric mini with not one, but three, cut-out panels. Racy! What would Sansa say? With industrial ankle boots and hard accessories the cut-out hit cool girl status.
Sophie isn’t the only person cutting in on the action. Street style star Yasmin Sewell teamed her's with a silk robe (image above), for a very reserved approach to ‘reveal and conceal.’
If you aren’t quite ready to slash and dash left, right and centre, one can take a note from Kristen Stewart’s stylebook by adding the odd sheer panel.
"As a humble human being, how do I navigate around the ‘cut out,’" I hear you ask? Luckily for you, celebrity stylist James Yardley, (who knows his way around a missing panel) is on hand with the cut-out check list. Print it out, take it shopping with you and avoid being called a ‘slag’…
1. ‘Make sure they aren’t too big.’ Sometimes the best things come in small packages… appaz.
2. ‘Never go for a cut-out on the hips or the ass.’ Butt cleavage is not a thing.
3. ‘Always for a cut out on the waist. It’s perfect for girls with a waist.' Sophie Turner is clearly an expert.
4. 'Preferably go for a high neck and never with too much cleavage.’ A snazzy side split is always a great addition.
Will you dare to bare with the cut-out dress this party season?