Miranda Kerr strutted her bright stuff on the streets of NYC wearing this A.L.C. coral cutout dress ($429) with printed Balenciaga sandals, Alexander Wang's Lia bag in gray ($780-$805), and dramatic cat-eye sunglasses. While Miranda looks great in pants and jeans, she's been wearing more flowy dresses, especially with demure hemlines and bold hues. Add this coral one to your Summer mix to pair with everything from printed platforms like Miranda to pumps and a blazer for work to flat sandals and a cardigan for a breezy city stroll.
Dakota Fanning looked so cute in a cutout swan-print dress while running errands in West Hollywood — we had to find out who made it. Turns out it's by Topshop, and though her exact one is no longer available, there is another similar dress that's just as darling: this Topshop swan-print cutout dress ($92) with thicker straps. Opt to wear it with ankle-strap peep-toe wedges and rose-tint round sunglasses like Dakota did, or for a more nighttime-appropriate ensemble, pair your swan-print dress with strappy sandals and a bright-colored blazer.
As much as we love Jessica Alba in colored denim on the streets, we also adore her in a chic dress on the red carpet. While in Beijing for a gala for the world premiere of Montblanc's concept store, the actress stunned in a white cutout Narciso Rodriguez dress from the Pre-Fall 2012 collection, strappy white sandals, and a matching white box clutch. If you don't have a white cutout dress in your collection yet, it's the perfect time to get one now that Summer is almost here. This Silence & Noise white cutout minidress ($60, originally $79) can be dressed up or down, while this BCBGMAXAZRIA white cutout tulle gown ($348) is a dressier version for fancier affairs. For a monochromatic look like Jessica's, wear either with white sandals and a white clutch. For a pop of color, ditch the white accessories for a colorful pair of sandals and a bright clutch.
Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23 actress Krysten Ritter has a knack for styling flirty ensembles that have us totally smitten, and that's why we love the most recent look — a blue cutout Lyn Devon dress with lace-up Aldo espadrilles — she donned at a boutique benefit in Santa Monica. The length of Krysten's frock is perfect for any age, but what really makes it pop are the side cutouts and bold blue hue. Her neutral espadrilles, gray leather Sud De Sur clutch, and circle drop earrings by Elizabeth Wells complemented her retro style flawlessly. Work a sassy cutout dress with Krysten's exact shoes for a bridal shower, or test-drive a black cutout number with caged sandals for a sexy-yet-sophisticated date-night look.
We've been quietly admiring these cutouts from afar, but it's time to dive right in to this skin-baring trend. The London premiere of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo not only gave us more reason to be excited for the movie's release stateside, but leading lady Rooney Mara also stunned in a white embroidered Givenchy couture gown. Thanks to the subtle yet sexy cutout details, she flashed just enough skin to add a seductive flair to her elegant look. Olivia Wilde donned a keyhole cutout-enhanced black dress, Nicky Hilton chose a bright turquoise dress complete with sleek darted cutouts, and Nicole Richie channeled her edgier side in a leather boxy cutout gown. Take a look at how each chic celeb interprets this peekaboo detail and then shop similar looks at the end of the slideshow!