Striking the right balance between sexy and conservative can be a tough fashion line to toe. The weather is warming up and it feels nice to show a little bit of skin again in the sun but we still want our clothes to leave a healthy dose to the imagination. Cut-out fashions bridge the gap for us between these two by presenting beautiful tops, dresses, or jackets with small peek-a-boo portions of cut away space. This little reveal can show a glance of bare skin or a sheer layer that finds that unique way to be subtle flirty and pretty all at the same time.
1. The Cold Shoulder
One of the best ways to try a cut-outs look is this off-the-shoulder top by Serena Williams. Baring just a little bit of our arms suddenly amps up the interest on this basic top transforming it into a really commanding look that just needs a bit of jewelry like this Beaded Cluster Necklace to set it off.
2. Redesigned Necklines
Instead of a traditional V-neck blouse or plunging neckline, this Printed Tunic by Slinky Brand highlights the collar bones in a subtly seductive way. With its intriguing cut-out designs it’s feminine and delicate but the thicker panel framework keeps the cutouts from feeling flimsy or insecure. This top would be a perfect going-out look styled with a pair of jeans like these DG2 Classic Sailor Jeans.
3. Shorter Hems with Sheer Layers
Sheer layers are a modest reveal that we usually see on tops and blouses but reinventing this look for skirts or long dresses is so smart! This Crochet Knit Maxi creates a lovely silhouette of its wearer and balances its weight in fabric with a cool sleeveless top.
This just in, my Colleen Lopez “Swoon Over Miami” Eyelet Maxi Dress will have you looking your best wherever summer takes you. I know I can’t wait to wear this striking design on my next vacation.
Both styles are made for strolling outdoors and enjoying the warm weather without feeling a tad bit overexposed. If you’d like extra coverage, you can always easily style it with a cute cover up like this short sleeve cropped jacket by June Ambrose.
How would you describe your fashion style? Sexy and conservative, athletic and feminine, or preppy and chic?