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100 Evocative Cut-Out Fashion Pieces

Backless Dresses and Bottomless Shorts are Taking Over

— March 26, 2012 — Fashion
Fierce cut-out fashion pieces have been popping up everywhere. From music videos to film premieres to runways, it would appear that though they may be lacking in sensibility, these ensembles certainly are a current phenomenon.

The cut-out design cult is on the rise for a very good reason. By removing a sliver (sometimes a very generous sliver) of fabric, a certain sensual vibe is evinced. At the same time, this is only a part of the overall look and as such, the modesty of the outfit is often maintained. The result is a look that combines seduction and eye-catching displays of fashion with a conservative undertone.

In effect, this growing cut-out fashion movement exhibits an enticing sense of allure while leaving much to the imagination.

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Rentable Fashion Collabs
Rentable Fashion Collabs
The Narciso Rodriguez Rent the Runway Capsule Collection
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Daring Cut Out Fashion
Daring Cut Out Fashion
The Rochambeau Hole Tank is Perfect for Flamboyant Men
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98
Prominently Printed Fashions
Prominently Printed Fashions
The Stolen Girlfriends Club 2012 Spring/Summer Line is Bold & Unusual
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97
SoCal Summer Editorials
SoCal Summer Editorials
Patrick Rukai and Kelly Spronk Sizzle in Out of the Box June/July 2011
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Citrus Grassland Captures
Citrus Grassland Captures
The Lovely Creature Test Magazine Editorial is Effortlessly Elegant
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95
Opulent Old Hollywood Outfits
Opulent Old Hollywood Outfits
The Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is Sophisticated
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94
Minimalist Style Shoots
Minimalist Style Shoots
Clarity by Hadriel Gonzalez Stars Model Jessica Shelton
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93
Red Hot Resort Campaigns
Red Hot Resort Campaigns
The Karlie Kloss for Donna Karan Resort 2012 Campaign is Sizzling
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92
Cutout Couture Covers
Cutout Couture Covers
The Rachel Bilson In Style UK September 2010 Cover is Cute
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91
Butterfly Puffer Coats
Butterfly Puffer Coats
The Der Metropol Fall/Winter 2012 Line is Inspired by Nature
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90
Cut-Out Couture Dresses
Cut-Out Couture Dresses
The Mischa Barton Miu Miu Frock Features Some Interesting Designs
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89
Geometric Mid-Drift Fashion
Geometric Mid-Drift Fashion
The Samantha Pleet Spring 2012 Collection is Full of Revealing Dresses
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88
Snow Goddess Fashion
Snow Goddess Fashion
The J Mendel AW12 Collection is Light as a Snowflake
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87
Luxe Land-Only Swimsuits
Luxe Land-Only Swimsuits
The Cutout Bandage Sunsuit by Herve Leger is not Recommended for Water
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86
Architecturally Caged Pumps (UPDATE)
Architecturally Caged Pumps (UPDATE)
Andreia Chaves' Newest Design Will Trap Your Feet in Place
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85
Soft Flowing Fashions
Soft Flowing Fashions
The Yigal Azrouel Spring 2011 Collection is all Mixed-and-Matched
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84
Geometrically Charged Clothing
Geometrically Charged Clothing
The Graeme Armour Spring/Summer 2012 Collection is Very Edgy
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83
Conceptually Cut-Out Collections
Conceptually Cut-Out Collections
The Bound Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook is Effortlessly Edgy
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82
Tribal Scarring Fashion
Tribal Scarring Fashion
The Manuela Dack Graduate Collection Sees Beauty in Culture
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81
Eccentrically Circular Collections
Eccentrically Circular Collections
The Jackie J.S. Lee SS11 Line is Playfully Minimalistic
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80
Bold Laughing Editorials
Bold Laughing Editorials
The Shena Moulton for Playing Fashion Magazine Shoot is Blindingly Bright
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79
Chic City Cycling Captures
Chic City Cycling Captures
Constance Jablonski for Sonia Rykiel Spring Summer 2012 Campaign
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78
Bold Floral Fashion
Bold Floral Fashion
The YSL Cruise 2012 Collection Features a Bouquet of Color-Popping Dresses
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77
Crocheted Couture Menswear
Crocheted Couture Menswear
The Francis Montesinos Fall/Winter 2012 Line Has Homemade Elements
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Cleavage Cutouts
Cleavage Cutouts
Meghan Collison Vogue Turkey September 2010 is Almost All Covered
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75
Sporty Pastel Suits
Sporty Pastel Suits
The Sportmax Spring 2012 Collection Showcases Fresh Polish
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74
Flirty Fringed Lingerie
Flirty Fringed Lingerie
Strut Your Stuff in Negligee From the Made by Niki AW 2011 Lookbook
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73
Urban Knit Cutouts
Urban Knit Cutouts
The NOMA Editorial for The Ones To Watch is Crocheted Chic
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Extreme Cutout Catwalks
Extreme Cutout Catwalks
The Toni Maticevski FW 2012 Show is Haunting and Sensual
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Racy Cutout Stilettos
Racy Cutout Stilettos
The Giuseppe Zanotti for Christopher Kane Heel is Hot Hot Hot
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Cone-Shaped Mesh Hats
Cone-Shaped Mesh Hats
Issey Miyake Spring 2011 Shows Modern Takes on the Straw Hat
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69
Clever Cut-Out  Adverts
Clever Cut-Out Adverts
The Cavalera Spring/Summer Campaign is Artistic
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Homeless-Chic Menswear
Homeless-Chic Menswear
The Bernhard Willhelm Fall/Winter 2012 is Perplexing Mix of Style
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67
Barely-There Ballroom Beauties
Barely-There Ballroom Beauties
The Karlie Kloss Carine Roitfeld Irreverent Ball Gown is Striking
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Edward Scissorhands Hair
Edward Scissorhands Hair
Vinnie Woolston Rocks Messed-Up Locks for Black Magazine June 2011
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65
Dreamy Backless Dresses
Dreamy Backless Dresses
The Lab Fall 2011 Issue Shows Subtle Feminine Portraits
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Structured Spring Fashion
Structured Spring Fashion
The Dion Lee Line II Collection Showcases Stunning Atypical Tailoring
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63
Bemused Bedhead Spreads
Bemused Bedhead Spreads
Fei Fei Sun Rocks Tousled Tresses for Elle China December 2010
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Cutout Men's Trousers
Cutout Men's Trousers
The VMAN First Look at Spring Trends Editorial Has Dapper Male Style
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Skulls, Spikes & Cutouts
Skulls, Spikes & Cutouts
Daniel Palillo Spring/Summer 2010 'Renaissance' Covers All Pop-Punk Bases
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Radical Redhead Spreads
Radical Redhead Spreads
Interview Magazine April 2011 Issue Features Fiery Hot Hairstyles
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High-Waisted Short Shorts
High-Waisted Short Shorts
The Zimmermann SS10 Ready to Wear Line Bares it All
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Crafty Cutout Couture
Crafty Cutout Couture
The Anthony Vaccarello Spring 2012 Collection is Boldly Provocative
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Skin-Baring Warrior Fashion
Skin-Baring Warrior Fashion
Anthony Vaccarello AW10 Collection is Racy and Sexy
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Androgynous Rocker Photography
Androgynous Rocker Photography
Karolina Kurkova is an Edgy Rockstar for Viva Moda Summer 2011
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Couture Straitjackets
Couture Straitjackets
Aymeline Valade Gets Naughty for Hugh Lippe in The Journal S/S 2011
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Black Swan Designer Details
Black Swan Designer Details
The Maria Nordstrom Autumn/Winter 2012/13 Collection is Feather-Clad
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Belted Blazers
Belted Blazers
The Digitaria Fall 2011 Lookbook Blends Menswear Staples With a Muted Palette
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Charmingly Chained Shoots
Charmingly Chained Shoots
The Soma Magazine November 2011 Issue is Badass
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Futuristic Feral Outerwear
Futuristic Feral Outerwear
The Padded Latex by JoyWilliamsDesign is Fierce and Fulgent
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Backless Beaded Gowns
Backless Beaded Gowns
Actress Amber Heard Graces French Revue de Modes April 2010
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Netted Cutout Menswear
Netted Cutout Menswear
The James Smith by Dawidh Orlando Portrait Series is Edgy and Raw
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Skeletal Cutout Dresses
Skeletal Cutout Dresses
Strap on the Attention with the 'Dolce Vita' Brette Dress
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Peak-A-Boo Jackets
Peak-A-Boo Jackets
The Kata Szegedi SS11 Collection Features Complex Constructions
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Guidofied Tank Tops
Guidofied Tank Tops
The Situation Shirt Shows Off Your Six-Pack
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Color-Blocking Collections
Color-Blocking Collections
The Vena Cava Spring 2012 Line is Clean and Crisp
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Parisian Mime Fashion
Parisian Mime Fashion
The Vivetta AW10 Collection by Vivi Ponti
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Cutout Couture Collections
Cutout Couture Collections
The Mugler Spring 2012 Collection was Brazenly Beautiful
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Spacecraft-Like Sunnies
Spacecraft-Like Sunnies
OVVO Optics Revolutionize Eyewear Design
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Salacious Couple Spreads
Salacious Couple Spreads
The Tattler Russia April 2011 Editorial is Super Steamy
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Edgy Cut-Out Fashion
Edgy Cut-Out Fashion
Elena Kudryavtseva Smolders in the Ginevra 2012 Campaign
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Leather-Paneled Looks
Leather-Paneled Looks
The Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 Show Puts the Focus on the Body
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Stylishly Sacrilegious Catalogs
Stylishly Sacrilegious Catalogs
The Lindsey Thornburg Reformation Shoot is Set in a Holy Land
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Tattoo-Bearing Gowns
Tattoo-Bearing Gowns
Angelina Jolie Shows Off Her Fit Body at the 'Salt' Japan Premiere
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Fighting Supermodels
Fighting Supermodels
Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista Do Battle for Dsquared2
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Cutout Wooden Wedges
Cutout Wooden Wedges
Style Bubble Rocks the Jil Sander SS10 Wedge to Perfection
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Backless Midnight Blue Gowns
Backless Midnight Blue Gowns
This Shimmering Fergie SAG Awards 2010 Dress Takes the Night
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Rocky Swimwear Editorials
Rocky Swimwear Editorials
Maria Melnik Oozes Sensuality in Elle Ukraine June 2011
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Sultry Sheer Cutout Ensembles
Sultry Sheer Cutout Ensembles
The Alberta Ferretti Spring 2012 Collection is Subtly Seductive
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Ascetic Photo Shoots
Ascetic Photo Shoots
Hannah Holman Sports Spartan Fashion for Metal #24 Summer 2011
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Backless Hoodies
Backless Hoodies
Tokidoki Record Bling S/S Hoody
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Flirty Valentine Frocks
Flirty Valentine Frocks
Boohoo Cut Out Heart Prom Dresses Are Luella-Inspired
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Personalized Shredded Threads
Personalized Shredded Threads
Miley Cyrus Sports Ripped Wear in LA
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Backless Dresses
Backless Dresses
Ciara Rocks the Costume Institute Gala in Two-Tone Number
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Eccentric Cutout Fashion
Eccentric Cutout Fashion
The Kirsty Ward SS11 Collection Looks Like Wearable Art
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Brilliant Bandage Robes
Brilliant Bandage Robes
The Herve Leger Spring 2012 Collection is Perfectly Polished
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Edgy Ingenue Photography
Edgy Ingenue Photography
Matthew Webb Captures Anja Konstantinova for Fashion Gone Rogue
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Heart-Shaped Heinies
Heart-Shaped Heinies
The Elliot Ward-Fear AW11 Collection Bears Behinds
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Heart-Shaped Cutout Undies
Heart-Shaped Cutout Undies
Julie Pike Captures Head-Over-Heels Love in 'Romance'
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Cut Out Bodysuits
Cut Out Bodysuits
The Ginta Lapina Exit Magazine Spread for Spring 2010 Bares Some Body
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Pants-Free Boomer Performances
Pants-Free Boomer Performances
Grace Jones Mirrors Lady GaGa Look at 61
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Cutout Monokinis
Cutout Monokinis
Flare June 2010 Shows Sexy Swimsuits & Chic Coverups
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Boldly Embellished Fashion
Boldly Embellished Fashion
The Matthew Williamson Spring 2011 Line has an Exotic Element
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Hot Hindu-Inspired Swimwear
Hot Hindu-Inspired Swimwear
Lisa Burke Designs Sexy Deity-Inspired Swimsuit That Causes an Uproar
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Butt Cleavage Clothing
Butt Cleavage Clothing
LinaSpyroS Creates an Incredibly Daring Design
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DIY Heart Blouses
DIY Heart Blouses
Hannaliis Ruuven's Self-Made Rose-Colored Top is Lovely
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Sand-Sprawled Spreads
Sand-Sprawled Spreads
The Calvin Klein Swimwear 2011 Campaign Glistens Under the Sun
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Stone Age Spandex
Stone Age Spandex
Racy Leggings from the Lindsay Lohan 6126 Spring 2010 Collection
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Glamorized Tribal Editorials
Glamorized Tribal Editorials
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Look, But Don't Touch' Shoot Stars Farah Holt
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Artistic Paint Shoes
Artistic Paint Shoes
Jeffrey Campbell Mildred Paint Shoes are Expressive Footwear
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Cut-Out Hipster Shades
Cut-Out Hipster Shades
Nonomuaks' Kick Eyes Glasses are Dazzlingly Daring
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Champagne Party Dresses
Champagne Party Dresses
‘The New Shape' Shows Femininity in Harper's Bazaa
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Backless Dresses
Backless Dresses
Christina Ricci Shows Off Tattoos in Versace
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Sunshine-Inspired Lookbooks
Sunshine-Inspired Lookbooks
The Planet Blue Mellow Yellow Spring Summer 2011 Collection is Hot
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Shredded Flag Fashion
Shredded Flag Fashion
Miley Cyrus GAY Nightclub Performance in London Shocks Again
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Geometric Cutout Pants
Geometric Cutout Pants
The Kata Szegedi SS10 Collection is Shredded to Perfection
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Tough Chic Lookbooks
Tough Chic Lookbooks
The BCBG Max Azria Fall 2010 Line will Make Any Wardrobe Edgy
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Geometric Cutout Lingerie
Geometric Cutout Lingerie
The Intenzioni 'Provocation' Line is Heating Things Up
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Leather Cutout Couture
Leather Cutout Couture
Wonderland Spring 2010 ‘Control' is X-Rated
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Tattooed Spreads
Tattooed Spreads
Megan Fox Shows off Her Body Art for Elle Magazine
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