One of our favorite ways to get a little sexy on the sly is through fabric cut-outs: on shoulders, on hips or wherever, they're a sweet little embellishment that doesn't have to show too much skin. Think this trend had to be abandoned once it officially became fall?
Think again: cut-out pieces are still going strong on our favorite e-commerce sites, and we couldn't be happier to keep wearing this trend into the cold weather months. When choosing a piece, think about strategic placement (because, duh, you wanna stay warm) and the ability to layer … or just check out our pitch-perfect round-up for your next cut-out choice.
We think this is a nice take on the so-over "cold shoulder" silhouette.
$36.49 at ASOS.
Borrowed from the Boys
Yes this is technically for men but we love the unique branding on this cool Carven top.
$340 at Barneys.
Crop tops also aren't just for spring—they'll keep you warm as long as you layer or they have long sleeves.
$425 at Opening Ceremony.
This has sly cut-outs that make a great entry point into the world of cut-outs fo cold weather.
$76 at Topshop.
Well if this isn't an elegant take on the cut-out look, we don't know what is.
$120 at Topshop.
Mesh inserts count and we love how surprisingly versatile these pants are going to be.
$195 at Koshka.
A cool spacey print and understated cut-outs? Color us in love.
$154.99 at ModCloth.
Subtle and Sweet
Why bother with a necklace when you can wear the equivilent of a delicate bauble around your neck—in the form of cut-outs!
$47.60 at Nasty Gal.
You can't exactly be a shrinking violet if this is your idea of party wear, can you?
$40.05 at ASOS.
We think this Samantha Pleet frock is the epitome of elegance—those waist cut-outs are so cool.
$454 at Bona Drag.