Rachel Bilson had tongues wagging when she stepped out in a daring white Preen dress that flaunted her adorable shape with a peek-a-boo cutout at the bust. Staying sexy but classy, Bilson proved that just a hint of skin in an unexpected place can make a big statement.
Follow the star’s lead this summer with cutout styles. There are a plethora of dresses and tops boasting slashed shoulders, keyhole backs, or even a peek-a-boo bustier or two to spice up your summer style… and at affordable prices, too. Here our some of our top picks:
– For a night on the town, opt for a slim dress with tasteful cutouts at the shoulders, like Arden B.’s Fitted Cutout Back Dress ($69). In basic black or dusty purple, this body-con frock can be dressed up or down and provides some extra ventilation for those sweaty club nights.
– Swap solids for prints during the day with Forever 21’s Bow Back Dress ($19.90). With flowers for whimsy and a slim cut for serious sexy, this cap-sleeve dress has sweet cutouts tied with bows across the back. Wear with flats for day and add an oversized blazer or cardigan when the sun goes down.
– Urban Outfitter’s Urban Renewal Linen Cutout Bandeau Dress ($58) is for the daring, with its sizable cutout right at the stomach. But the risk of exposure pays off dividends of super cuteness. Wear it at a Sunday barbecue, a night on the beach, or a shopping trip with the girls for a cheeky take on the cutout trend.
– Take the cutesy down a notch and throw on a pair of shorts with this edgy tee from Urban Outfitters. The Open Back Tiger Tee ($28) cuts a loose silhouette and exudes a louche attitude while practically making the need for air conditioning irrelevant. Just kick back and cut it out…