You know it to be a fact now: Cutouts are trending. Whether they’re on dresses, swimsuits or bags, cutouts are wardrobe staples. But for some (most!), a cutout might be a hard trend to get right, especially if you want to keep it a bit more covered up. Luckily, as Saoirse Ronan and other celebs are showing us, there IS a way you can sport the sexy trend without going over the top.
One new way to wear a cutout, as demonstrated recently by both Alice+Olivia designer Stacey Bendet and model Karlie Kloss, is the breastbone peek-a-boo. That little spot in between your chest and natural waist probably isn’t a section of your body you’ve thought about much before, but it’s a cutout location that will be almost universally flattering. A breastbone cutout is basically the effect of a crop top without having to suck it in.
You can do it flirty and feminine like Karlie’s dress, or give it a try a la Stacey, whose two-piece set is a high-waisted skirt and a wrap top. Don’t worry if you have a larger chest — just look for styles that can cover a bra strap’s base.
Alternatively, Karlie’s BFF Taylor Swift, who’s been making headlines lately with her new romance with Tom Hiddleston, met her new boo at The Met Ball wearing this punk rock-y silver number with side cutouts that weren’t too revealing either.
Any way you cut it (heh), cutouts are so hot right now, and these are a couple more ways you can rock it!
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