Cutouts: let’s talk about it. No matter what you think of this controversial trend — and the risk of wardrobe malfunctions it poses — there’s no denying that they are. Are. All over. From Hailey Bieber in a cutout dress to Bella Hadid in drop waist pants with pelvic cutouts, celebrities are embracing the trend like never before. In addition to the A-listers, there’s also virtually the entire cast of Euphoriaall of whom routinely rock cutouts — as well as mesh and vinyl — on the show.
Where exactly do the cutouts come from? The openwork details of the typical cut-out date back to the 1930s, but they really came into fashion in the 60s and 70s, aka the era of the bell-sleeved miniskirt and crop top. Then, in the 2000s, cutouts experienced a major resurgence. It was a time of excess and indulgence — from rhinestone-embellished bandana tops to exposed flip-flops popping out of ultra low-rise jeans. And who can forget that iconic striped dress that Jenna Rink (Jennifer Garner) wore in the 2004 movie 13 Ongoing 30? Snapshot style callout status.
As with any bold fashion trend, cutouts are best in moderation. Less, in this case, is literally more. Keep tones and patterns neutral to balance the intensity of the trend. On the front of the accessories, opt for chunky metallic pieces and vibrant beads to add a bit of color and dimension without overdoing it.
Are you ready to present some Euphoria edginess to your wardrobe? Below, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best cut-out dresses to buy right now.
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