Of all the skin-baring looks we’re excited to try this season, cutout dresses rank high on the list (Selena Gomez, Miranda Kerr, and Kelly Osbourne agree!). These frocks offer an alternative to plunging necklines or high hemlines, but they’re still subtly provocative. Thanks to strategically placed cutouts, the dresses expose just a slice of midriff in a modest but subversive way. Click through our slideshow to get the look.
Cushnie et Ochs Michelle Ochs Dress ($1595) in Black
Jay Godrey Continental Dress ($350, available in June) from the Pre-Fall 13 collection.
Michael Kors dress from the S/S 13 collection.
Carven Sleeveless Cutout Sides Raffia Dress ($1450) from the S/S 13 collection.
Camilla and Marc dress from the Resort 13 collection.
Vintage Chloe dress.
Atelier Versace dress from the S/S 13 collection.
Topshop Amber Hologram Dress ($300).
Peter Pilotto Bianca Dress ($2300) from the S/S 13 collection.
Carven Lace Dress ($2900) from the S/S 13 collection.