This “Naked” Microtrend Is Steadily Taking Over—And I’m 100% Here for It

As we've already pointed out, less is more when it comes to this season's big trends. Specifically, cut-outs. It's a craze that completely makes sense when you put it into perspective–we're all pretty eager to shed the many layers of puffer coats and heavy knits that are currently swamping us. Now here's your chance for some stylish ventilation: the midriff cut-out.

It stands out from the other "naked" microtrends we've spotted and reported on last year, in that the abdomen is the main star. From big designers like Khaite and Off-White to Dion Lee and Cult Gaia, the midriff cut-out has marked its place on some of spring's coolest dresses and tops. The detail is gaining traction in a big way, so it's only a matter of time before it blows up on the Instagram and celebrity styling front.

In anticipation of its furor, we've gathered a ton of midriff cut-out pieces you can buy now to get you right for the season ahead. Whether you're looking for a bodysuit to elevate all of your basic jeans and sweatpants or a chic dress to get gussied up, we promise you'll want to add these gems to your cart. 

Add this bodysuit to a pair of tailored trousers and you have yourself the perfect outfit.

Trade in your basic white tees with this cut-out tank.

Over 70 percent off, it's only a matter of time before this sells out.

Sweatpants will be basic no more.

Wanting to try another neutral? H&M offers a similar style in greige.

Everything about this dress is incredible–from the greyish blue color to the sleek collar and elevated buttons. 

At first glance, it's your classic black tube dress, but the side cut-out adds a cool visual detail.

If it's still too cold to dive headfirst into this trend, try a sweater version with smaller cut-outs.

A snazzy bodysuit to spice up boring jeans.

Spring can't get here fast enough.

Silk adds another level of sophistication.



We've seen this dress pop up all over Instagram.

An exclusive to SSense, the lime green shade of this Christopher Esber mini dress is like an instant mood lifter. 

A dress to get you on point for spring.

Label Dion Lee is a master of cut-outs, often incorporating the detail into its seasonal collections, so it's no surprise that the midriff take found its way here.

When outdoor dining becomes a thing, consider this your new date-night dress.

Everyone needs a fancy bodysuit, here's yours.



The dress that took the internet by storm.

Straight off the runway, this piece is one of the several designer interpretations of the trend we've seen at last year's shows.

I'm already plotting on this dress for the upcoming months.



From the ruching to the crystal-embellished back detail, I can't get this dress out of my brain.