From the front, this dress looks like the staple summery dress we all just put in the back of our wardrobes for winter. Now look closer (click “Read More”): see the subtle triangular cutout in the back? This Fashionista’s dress gains an extra edge with this subtraction of fabric. Geometric cutouts are an adorable and fun way to make a statement while still looking conservative for any event. They can come in all sorts of styles, like open back tops, strappy backless dresses, or perforated handbags.
Geometric cutouts add instant spice to any ensemble. While intentionally wearing clothes with “holes” in them might seem counterintuitive, this trend really allows you to experiment with your look. I’m sure you all went through that phase where you cut up your shirts to make them look edgier, so think of it as a classier extension of those good old days. The back of this fashionista’s dress commands attention because it harnesses the unexpected: the triangular cutout peeking through.
She pairs her outfit perfectly with modest, Mary Jane-esque shoes and a brightly colored bag. These pieces keep her looking down-to-earth and don’t distract from the back of her dress.
There are so many options out there for those who want to experiment with cutouts. While designers like Prada and Marni might be out of budget, there are still plenty of more affordable opportunities. Even though this Alice + Olivia dress is a bit of a splurge, it is still a classic choice. This Urban Outfitters little black dress is also a good way to incorporate a cutout into your wardrobe.
Just like this week’s Fashionista’s dress, it has a little triangle opening in the back and allows you to be sexy and fashionable at once.