This year a sexy dress is playing peek-a-boo with our eyes and fashion sense.  For years the cut out dress has been thought to cater to a less than A List crowd. But this year Halle Berry, Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian , Selena Gomez and Audrina Patridge are just a few of the Hollywood bombshells seen on the red carpet showing off slivers of skin in the hottest new trend.  With seductive curve flaunting cut outs this stylish dress has an interesting allure and super sexy silhouette.  It’s also a great way to play up your body’s best assets, whatever they may be.

Fashion icons Alexis Bledel, Hayden Panettiere and Kate Hudson all favor black dresses with cut outs around the midriff and ribcage showing off their toned midsections while staying classy as can be. Try this style with a subtle rocker edge, by adding heels or accessories that have small understated spiked or studded accents.

The cut out dress can be worn for more than just the smoldering temptress style. For a softer ethereal look, pair a pastel colored, cotton knee length cut out dress with nude tone sandals or heels, like Nikki Hilton at an Art Basel party in Miami.

Try The Trend Tips

A cut out dress can quickly go from modern and saucy to cliché and tacky.  Here are a few tips to help you embrace the cut out trend properly.

Less is more, one or two strategically placed cut outs is all you need to rock this chic trend and avoid over exposing yourself.  Remember, a dress that looks like it went through a shredder is never a good fashion choice.

Keep your look simple, the dress should be the highlight of the whole ensemble. No need to over accessorize with bold print shoes or super large hair. Let the dress do the work for you and keep the hair, shoes and accessories minimal and subtle.