Fall Trends. Cut It Out!

August 20, 2009 • Fashion


Give the suggestion of sexy this fall with pieces boasting strategically-placed cutouts. The geometric patterns of fabric cut out of these edgy items provide a modern, peek-a-boo show without giving too much away. Sheer panels on a skirt or playing up the back of a dress leave enough to the imagination while tops with cut out shoulders and chest bear the sultriest hint of skin. Add a dash of the unique look with an accessory that shows off appealing angles of the wrist, neck, and ankle with fall's richest colors in leather and suede. And a head-turning dress that alluringly wraps and ties itself around the body, toes the line between naughty and nice. Clothes with cutouts can be perfect pieces to transition from the summer heat to the brisker days of fall by layering slinkier versions with cardigans or lightweight jackets. Or choose an option in wool or cashmere for a seasonal look that blends just the right amount of modest and minx.

Shopping Guide:

1. Flounce TBD Exposed Shoulder Top, $68

2. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Embroidered Cutout Dress, $310

3. Marc Jacobs Zippered Cashmere/Wool Sweater Dress, $995

4. Kristina Ti Suede Moccasins With Heel, $264

5. Herve van der Straetan Cutout Hoop Earrings, $190

6. Alexander Wang Fitted Cutout Skirt, $425

7. Chie Mihara Cutout Ankle Boots, $498

8. Fendi Metal Logo Cuff, $265

9. Boulee Halter Blouse n' Metal, $132

10. Herve Leger Sequin Cutout Dress, $1,250

Image Layout: Kyra Cooper

-Alia Rajput

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2 Responses to Fall Trends. Cut It Out!

  1. Clarence says:

    Hi Alia,
    Thanks for the comprehensive list. (Sorry for the comment, but I couldn’t find another way to reach you.)
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    – Clarence

  2. Love the Boulee top. Sexy, but still really classy.

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