Peek-a-boo! Your skin will want to surprise everyone the next time you go out for some fun because cutouts in dresses are in this season. The cutout doesn’t have to be drastic so don’t worry if you don’t like too much skin exposure; the cutout can be around your ribcage, a small peek-a-boo around your upper abdomen, or even around your shoulders. It’s all about being subtle and leaving things to the imagination which is something that has transformed since this trend hit the scene a few years back and we’re totally thankful.

Design houses like Cushnie et Ochs, Carven, and Versace showed us many beautiful dresses in their Spring/Summer ’13 collections in every shape, design, and color you could imagine. The one thing they all seemed to have in common with the length of the dresses. For the most part they were all knee-length or a bit longer and in monochromatic colors. We’ve seen stars on the red carpet wearing this trend straight from the runways like former model Cindy Crawford, Emma Watson, and Alessandra Ambrosio. The summer months are here so we recommend you take advantage of this trend before it gets cold out there!

Try the Trend

Cutaway dresses are all about showcasing your best features whether it’s your collarbone, midriff, back, or even legs depending on the design. Most of the cutaway dresses are purposely longer because you’re already showing skin elsewhere so there’s no need to show more otherwise it would look tasteless. The dresses are made in shorter versions but the cutaways are less obvious and are meant for more casual occasions. For a daytime look, for example, or a stroll on the boardwalk we recommend pairing your favorite cutaway with a simple pair of flats or even flip flops . For hair you can sport some simple beach waves  and for lips a light pink pout or nude lips will do to bring out your sun kissed skin.

Evening looks are when the cutaway dresses really show their beauty. Long, elegant is what comes to mind when we think back to the runways that created them. We recommend pairing your favorite cutaway dress with some sexy ankle strap heels. Your hair can be however you’d like but sleek, straight hair seems to look the best with this dress. Lastly, your makeup should also be sleek so a perfect red lip will bring the look together and add to the elegance of this dress.