Clockwise: Oasis Cut Out Side Dress, ERA By Kymerah Eliza Cutout Halter Dress, Sparkle & Fade Sateen Cutout Skater Dress, Reformation Fiore Dress, Nasty Gal Diamond Crush Jumpsuit, Rory Beca Cherry Cutout Dress
Cutout clothing has staked its claim in the fashion world. Rather than exposing excess skin in one place, cutouts turn the skin into a background to highlight interesting shapes and forms of fabric. The ubiquitous trend is seen from runways and red carpets to high school halls. Thick linear cuts in gowns at this year's Met Ball and thin patterned slits in Alexander Wang's current spring collection exhibit the style on the high fashion spectrum. The look can also be achieved in everyday wear such as short, flirty dresses and sleek jumpsuits. I must have subconsciously forecasted this trend; I tested it out last summer!