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TREND: CUT OFF TOPS

As embarrassing as it might be to say I was watching one of MTVs new shows –Daddy’s Girls, itself a spin-off of the reality show Run’s House last night and I was struck by an outfit that one of the girls, Angela, wore on the show. Getting dolled up for a date she donned a very Madonna-esque look that came complete with a headband, leather bomber jacket, a few long strands of pearls, and most notably a cut-off top. Perhaps she was inspired by Madonna herself or perhaps she took in some of the Spring/Summer 2009 runway shows which featured cut-offs aplenty.
 
The heavy stones that wrap around the model’s neck along with the long tangling earrings give this piece, from Eli Tahari, an exotic feel. The revealing nature of the top is perfectly offset with the loose fitting trousers and cover-up jacket.


 
Alexander Wang has clearly mastered the art of street style. Here is an outfit that despite its simplicity and almost a redundancy in that you feel you’ve seen an outfit like this a million times before, seem fresh and cool – albeit few, besides noted Wang muse Erin Wasson, could actually successfully pull this look off.


 
Less successful, in my opinion, were the looks that tried to make elegant, refined looks out of cut-offs, as is the case with this beaded Alberta Ferretti look.


Who else besides Roberto Cavalli could make a trend like cut-offs looks so deviantly innocent?

 

Cut-offs weren’t limited to just tees for Spring/Summer 2009. Aptly titled Inertia, Hussein Chalayan’s collection had a futuristic feel to it which is obvious in this mini cut-out dress that was inspired by moving cars.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.