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11 Must-Try Cut-Out Styles to Wear Right Now

From head to toe, cut-out styles are a must for the summer season. Cut-out silhouettes display an artful aesthetic, like a sculpture, with an element of contrast. Skin peeks through the fabric, adding levels of sexiness, empowerment, and confidence while also keeping you cool.

This ongoing fashion trend is being reimagined with modest to more daring placements from top to bottom.

Let’s cut to the chase and get into these looks.

NBD Dakota Sweater

The Dakota Sweater by NBD features a sneaky side cut-out, as well as a one-shoulder cut, for a slightly sultry but significantly striking sweater. The cropped length of this top hits the perfect spot to wear with your favorite pair of high-waisted jeans or trousers. Ideal for a day or night out, this sweater’s cut-outs are sensual yet spunky, making it a show stopper for any and all outings.

I.AM.GIA Kayla Pant

Cut-outs come in all shapes and sizes; they don’t have to be substantial or obvious at first glance. Sometimes, the most impressionable clothing comes from the most minor details. The Kayla Pant is a prime example of this, as the only cut-out they have is a small oval on the hip, below the waistband. I.AM.GIA brings us an unassuming allure to these black wash, high-waisted jeans with their unique cut-out in pants.

Naked Wardrobe The NW Make The Cut Crop

The rich, chocolate-colored NW Make The Cut Crop top has a sleek high neckline and long fitted sleeves. The front cut-out of the crop top is subtly sexy and will have you feeling your best self, whether you’re lounging at home in matching leggings or out and about paired with high-waisted jeans.

Lulus Show Off A Little Mustard Yellow Ribbed Cutout Bodycon Dress

If you need some sunshine on a cloudy day, then this Show Off A Little Dress is the bright light you’ve been looking for. This bodycon dress from Lulus will definitely show off those curves, as it is made with a soft, stretchy ribbed material, allowing you to move with confidence. The tiny side cut-out pairs with a clinching drawstring to not only adjust the cut-out but also provide another ruched detail along the front and backside of the dress.

Lovers + Friends Danielle Bodysuit

Who doesn’t love a backless moment? This light heather grey top by Lovers + Friends is a staple when it comes to cut-out pieces. Any bodysuit is an easy wear, perfect for layering and tucking in, but the Danielle Bodysuit features an extra detail that makes it stand out from the rest. The simple nature of this top makes it easy to pair with any pants or skirt, dressed up or down, for any occasion.

Princess Polly Pacey Midi Skirt Black

This Pacey Midi Skirt is a flirtatious piece that features a keyhole cut-out, as well as a slim tie feature that wraps around to create an illusion of another cut-out. This skirt can be casual with sneakers and a tee or dressed up alongside heels and a matching black top for a two-piece look.

Steve Madden Elettra Black Patent

Take your black booties to the next level with a little peek-a-boo peep-toe cut-out. No one does a tall stiletto heel quite like Steve Madden, and these Elettra Black Patents are no different: they lift the foot, lengthen the legs, and leave some things to the imagination. Not only does the cut-out provide a hint of tease, but it is also a practical function of ventilation for a bootie look without the stuffiness. Strut off to dinner and drinks with your girls in these fun shoes.

Superdown Grayson Cut Out Top

While some cut-outs can be simple and low-key, the Superdown Grayson Cut Out Top is one of the more unique, artistic styles. The high neck cut of the shirt is modest, yet the small slits give it structure and spice. This top is made with a snug, ribbed jersey material that forms to the body effortlessly.

Collusion Loose Fit Tailored Pants with Cut Out Detail

These icy blue pants from Collusion juxtapose a loose-fitting pant with elements of a tailored trouser, bringing you the perfect relaxed yet refined pants. The double waistband on the front is met with a cut-out on the backside for a sneaky surprise. Since we are all so used to wearing sweatpants around the house, go for these pants on the days you want to look cute but still be comfortable.

Zara Long Sleeve Cut Out T-Shirt

A more casual loungewear approach to cut-outs is here with Zara’s Long Sleeve Cut Out T-Shirt. Swap out your old, boring white tee with one that features shoulder cut-outs for a more fun look to your everyday, at-home attire. This top is also transitional and can be dressed up for running errands, grabbing a coffee, or any other daily outing.

Schutz Women’s Boris Slingback Pumps

Tired of your standard black pump? Then slip into the Schutz Slingback Pumps that feature captivating cut-outs for a delicate touch of enticement. The Women’s Borris Slingback Pump is a complementary yet comfortable three-inch suede-covered heel, matching the body of the pump’s material. Perfect for the office or any formal event, these heels will have you styling from head to toe.

Savannah Holderer

Savannah Holderer, writer at Young Hot & Modern