Not for the faint of heart (nor the gym-phobic), our favorite one-piece swimsuits this season come with daring cutouts that leave very little to the imagination. Sexier than the itsy bitsy bikini, you won't go unnoticed in these barely-there suits from Emilio Pucci, Missoni, Shay Todd, and Melissa Odabash.
Cushnie et Ochs sent ultra revealing slashed dresses down the runway for spring 2010. To get a similar—if a bit understated—version of the look, try Alexander Wang's mesh cut out jersey skirt or Topshop's asymmetrical long sleeve mini. For the even more modest-minded, Alexander McQueen offers a turtle neck dress with sharp slits just above the elbow.
I don't know where Maria Sharapova went last night, but it must have been a helluva swanky party. The tennis star has once again impressed with her spot-on fashion sense. The cobalt cutout Thakoon dress gives her look a major jolt, while the chunky silver Dries van Noten necklace adds more pizazz. What's particularly cool here is that she threw her black oversized blazer over her shoulders borrowed-from-the-boys style. But what's even cooler is that she designed her own shoes, complete with Nike air cushioning, in a collaboration with Cole Haan. Now that's style.
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Some of you mind overexposure on the runway and some of you don't. I can live with that. But if you start working on those abs now, by Springtime you can honor clothes that are cropped and sliced. I think crop tops can be adorable — when worn with a high waisted skirt or slouchy trousers — but you really have to have a smokin' bod. For those on the fence, a sliced or cut out top or dress is an alternative. If you want it all, Rodarte delivered a bandeau underneath a web of cut out knits.
Just when I was about to frown upon Selma Blair's stylist for putting her in dowdy outfits for the Hellboy II movie photo calls, she showed up to a party in a sexy black Nathan Jenden cutout dress. I wouldn't mind if it were a tad shorter, but overall it works for Selma's off-kilter style. We've seen cut outs in all shapes and sizes, but here is a fresh approach. The cut outs almost resemble flower petals, and I love their unusual placements. The pointy Louboutin pumps and gold bangles elevate the look but don't distract from the design. Does Selma's black cutout dress wow you or bore you?
If you're down with the roaring '80s, it's high time for you to cut it out. Agyness Deyn always manages to look like she just fashionably rolled out of bed and this look is no exception. Besides the crazy hair and strange look her boyfriend's giving her, I'm lusting over her radical red cutout top. This holey trend adds a nice edge to an otherwise plain outfit and what better way to cool off your body parts in the sweltering heat?
Need a little silver in your life? I thought so! These Modern Vintage Shoes Sling Back Flats ($105, originally $210) are the perfect metallic companion for your feet because they're refined with a retro twist. Not only will the cut out squares allow your feet to breathe, they also provide a sexy peek-a-boo effect. Works out nicely for everyone involved!
I have a tendency to seriously cover up when the weather is gelid. In an effort to let our skin breathe, I say peek-a-boo you. Spring will be all about sensuality so get a jumpstart with some sexy cut outs, sheer fabrics and keyhole necklines. I know it's cold outside, but don't we always want to look hot?