Cut-out garments are super fashionable at the moment, but it is a difficult trend to pull off. Too much cut out detail will leave nothing to the imagination. The wrong materials can make your outfit look cheap and nasty. And, on a very practical note, if you are planning on wearing this style during the festive season, you need to consider how you will keep your exposed bits warm. However, when worn well, these garments can look both edgy and elegant. If you plan on taking part in this cut-out fashion trend, these essential do’s and don’ts will guarantee you do it in style.
- Do think about your underwear carefully. Make sure that your undergarments are not visible via one of the cut sections.
- Do look after your skin that is on show. Buff and moisturize to ensure your skin looks glowing and healthy.
- Opt for long dresses with one dramatic cut. Giving the cold shoulder has a new meaning this season. Floor-length dresses with one shoulder revealed are very on trend just now.
- Do team cut-out tops with jeans for a laid-back, yet edgy, look.
- Do go for geometric cut-outs. Small triangle cuts on dresses between the chest and belly button look particularly striking.
- Do wear delicate cut-out t-shirts to complete a carefree daytime ensemble.
- Do look for bright dainty floral dresses with an edgy cut-out section along the upper chest.
- Do look for dresses with a cut-out back. These styles are very elegant and show off just the right amount of skin, without coming across as too racy.
- Do wear flat shoes and natural makeup where your cut-out garment is a little risqué.
- Do choose black clothing as the contrast between the material and the skin will be dramatic and eye-catching.
- Don’t wear items with cut-out waists if you are planning on eating a big meal. If you become bloated post-meal, you may start to feel self conscious and uncomfortable about your exposed mid-drift.
- Don’t wear too much cut-out detailing. The rule is: less is more. Choose just one area to expose. Have a shoulder or waist line on show, not both.
- Don’t expose an area of your body you are not confident with, otherwise, you will feel self-conscious.
- Don’t buy an item before trying it on. Clothing can look totally different on the hanger or in a picture than it does on you. Always try these items on to make sure the cut-out areas sit well on your frame and the style is flattering on you.
- Don’t wear garments with exposed chest areas if you are very voluptuous as this look too much.
- Don’t wear clothes with cuts to a formal event like a wedding or a christening. Instead wear them to parties or on a date.
- Don’t be afraid to start off with cuts that are covered with sheer fabric. Once you have tried such items on and realized that you look fabulous, you will feel more confident experimenting with other cut-out garments.