Suspect Roundup: Cut-out detail dresses

The cutout dress is becoming a bit ubiquitous these days, so we’ve rounded up a few suspects for your judgement. First up we’ve got your standard sexy cutout dress, a Jill Stuart Cap Sleeve Mesh Cutout Sheath Dress, $228. While obviously sexy with its sheer panels, this dress does keep the cutouts on the modest side, not revealing any private bits as the sexier versions often do. For something a little more off beat, we found the Yigal Azrouel Jersey Cutout Dress, $978. This is a tricky one, as it doesn’t actually contain literal cutouts, but a “cutout look” nude on black print. Finally, for something a little more on the safe and girly side, there’s the M.S.S.P. Cutout-Detail Tunic Dress, $76.80, to show that the trend need not always be serious and sexed up.

We’re asking you to sentence both the trend and the individual pieces as you see fit, so have at it!

7 Comments

  • April 23, 2010

    Rebecca

    I don’t find any of those dresses as offensive as the term ‘cutout dress’ connotes.

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  • April 23, 2010

    Ash

    Who exactly is the second dress ‘nude’ on? On me or any other non-white person we would be wearing a black and white dress.

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  • April 23, 2010

    Katie

    I really like the first and last dresses, and I find the center one to be pretty inoffensive. Of course, these are the good examples of the trend.

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  • April 23, 2010

    Maeve

    The mesh panels make the first one more acceptable, but I definitely don’t like side cutouts. The second is just…not flattering and the nude would probably be too dark for my Irish skin. The third is pretty and cute, but short enough that I would probably only wear it as a beach cover-up or something similar.

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  • April 23, 2010

    Natasha

    I love the third one.

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  • April 25, 2010

    Julie

    The mesh panels make the first one more acceptable, but I definitely don’t like side cutouts. The second is just…not flattering and the nude would probably be too dark for my Irish skin. The third is pretty and cute, but short enough that I would probably only wear it as a beach cover-up or something similar.

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  • April 26, 2010

    Eric

    The mesh panels make the first one more acceptable, but I definitely don’t like side cutouts. The second is just…not flattering and the nude would probably be too dark for my Irish skin. The third is pretty and cute, but short enough that I would probably only wear it as a beach cover-up or something similar.

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