Of all the skin-baring looks we’re excited to try this season, cutout dresses rank high on the list (Selena Gomez, Miranda Kerr, and Kelly Osbourne agree!). These frocks offer an alternative to plunging necklines or high hemlines, but they’re still subtly provocative. Thanks to strategically placed cutouts, the dresses expose just a slice of midriff in a modest but subversive way. Click through our slideshow to get the look.
Cushnie et Ochs Michelle Ochs Dress ($1595) in Black
Jay Godrey Continental Dress ($350, available in June) from the Pre-Fall 13 collection.
Victoria Beckham Dress with Mesh Overlay and Cut-Out Detail ($2895)
Topshop Wrap Front Flippy Dress ($80)
Michael Kors dress from the S/S 13 collection.
Three Floor Holy Chic Dress ($336)
Carven Sleeveless Cutout Sides Raffia Dress ($1450) from the S/S 13 collection.
SUNO Button Collar Cutout Dress ($450)
Camilla and Marc dress from the Resort 13 collection.
Sass & Bide Free Styling Dress ($750)
Vintage Chloe dress.
River Island Black Cut-Out Wrapped Necklace Dress ($76)
Atelier Versace dress from the S/S 13 collection.
Richard Nicoll Cutout Brocade Mini Dress ($961)
Topshop Amber Hologram Dress ($300).
Emilio Pucci Dress with Cut-Outs ($2567)
Peter Pilotto Bianca Dress ($2300) from the S/S 13 collection.
Opening Ceremony Austin Cutout Dress ($450)
Nasty Gal Still Dreaming Dress ($78)
MINKPINK Fonda Mini Dress ($71) in Cobalt
Carven Lace Dress ($2900) from the S/S 13 collection.