A Cut Above: Cut-Out Apparel Trend Transitions from the Runway to the Sidewalk

Fashion / November 30, 2011
A Cut Above: Cut-Out Apparel Trend Transitions from the Runway to the Sidewalk
Clockwise top to left: Nikki Reed, Thierry Mugler SS 2012, Nichole Richie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

If you have been closely following the runway shows for Spring 2012, you would have noticed the growing trend of chic cut-outs and funky hemlines in designer collections.

From intricate lace patterns to laser cut leathers, one of our favorite Spring/Summer 2012 trends is all about showing a little skin.

Fabrics with holes, loose weaves and cut-out designs were spotted on the runways at Etro, Chloe, Thierry Mugler and Christopher Kane.

Cut-outs on shoes and accessories were seen at Herve Leger, as well as star shaped holey pieces at Acne. Prabal Gurung showcased a series of brave and risqué pieces.

From shoes to dresses, celebrities such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicole Richie and Nikki Reed have shown off these sexy trends beautifully, and without revealing too much skin.

To wear this trend correctly, choose solids that will emphasize the cut-outs to their full advantage. Pull off this trend by keeping the rest of your look simple – try a few statement pieces of jewelry with sleek hair.

Don’t give it all away either: Subtlety is key to keeping this look up to date so choose a piece with a cut-out that accentuates your best feature. This could be anything from exposing your slender ankles to your toned abs!  Think less “look at me” and more“peek-a-boo.”

For those of you who are not so keen on exposing your flesh to the elements, some pieces do come with a sheer slip lining for extra confidence.

So let’s cut to the chase and show you our top cut-out picks!


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Jenny McFarlane
Jenny McFarlane
Jenny McFarlane is currently obsessed with ASOS timed sale shopping, obsessively listening to the "Drive" soundtrack, and everything faux fur.




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