Sure, you could do the expected — but we know our reader, and you’re never one to shy away from surprising everyone at the party with your outfit choice. That’s why we’re loving the shock factor of standing out from the sparkling, over-embellished crowds this holiday party season in minimalist, sexy cutout dresses like Gwyneth Paltrow did last month at the God’s Love We Deliver awards.
Some of our favourite fall runway collections, like Emilio Pucci and J. Mendel, got a head start on the trend that’s set to be huge for spring 2013. The most fashion forward celebs have also been sporting sexy slits, keyholes and cutouts on the red carpet this season. So, we’re thinking this is the trendsetter’s go-to look to stand apart during the festivities this month.
Wear The Trend
Cutouts don’t deserve their smutty reputation, as long as they’re done with class. Our tips? Opt for an otherwise minimalist, body conscious sheath in black or ivory to stay streamlined. Choose a dress with a modest hemline with cutouts in one general area that flatter your best assets, whether that’s your waist, back, decolletage or shoulders, and commit to it. A few extra yoga classes before the big event never hurt, either. Gwyneth accented her stunning Michael Kors dress with contrasting white Jimmy Choo pumps, and hints of a contrasting hue or metallics (think a pewter clutch or gold cuff) make this look modern and edgy.
[Photos via Style.com & Startraks]