If You Buy One Item This Winter, Make it The Cut Out Dress

Here's your sign to hop aboard the trend.
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I’m all about reusing and reworking items in your wardrobe. There’s no need to spend money needlessly, and with so many trends coming and going, not all of them are going to make the cut.

But if you’re in the market for a new dress this season, make it the cut out dress.

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We saw the trend time and time again on the AW21 runway, with designers such as Givenchy, David Koma, Temperley, Halpern, Off-White and Emilia Wickstead embracing gowns with slices missing from the sides, backs and shoulders of the garment to reveal a hint of skin.

It didn’t take long for stars to follow suit, with Hailey Bieber, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kim Kardashian embracing the trend wholeheartedly.

It’s an easy way to show some skin without freezing to death in the cold weather, making it ideal for party season.

The cut out dress can also be worn day-to-day, as some styles are less extreme than others.

I don’t recommend wearing Kim’s barely there vintage Mugler gown to work, but subtle slashes add a touch of effortless elegance that work whether you’re popping to the shops or celebrating at the work Christmas party.

kim kardashian wearing a cut out dress

The cut out piece has been around for some time, but it’s going no where fast. If you’ve been waiting to see how long-lasting the trend would be before joining in, here’s your sign to get involved.

I’ve found a selection of cut out dresses to suit every budget, from Cult Gaia, & Other Stories, Zara and more.

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Rory cut-out linen maxi dress

Rory cut-out linen maxi dress, £460, Cult Gaia at Selfridges – buy now

One-Shoulder Midi Dress

One-shoulder midi dress, £65, & Other Stories – buy now

Midi Dress rixo

Dallia checkerboard dress, £265, Rixo – buy now

Arles cut-out mini dress, £460, Jacquemus at Farfetch

Arles cut-out mini dress, £390, Jacquemus at Farfetch – buy now

ASOS DESIGN one shoulder cut out detail maxi in bright purple floral print

One shoulder cut out detail maxi, £35, ASOS DESIGN – buy now

chestnut Cut Out Heavy Knitted Mini Dress

Knitted dress, £32.95, NA-KD – buy now


Textured Dress With Pearl Beads, £59.99, Zara – buy now

Vent cotton dress - Mango

Vent cotton dress, £49.99, Mango – buy now

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Green Satin Dress With Cut Outs warehouse

Green Satin Dress With Cut Outs, now £55.20, Warehouse – buy now


Satin dress, £29.99, Zara – buy now

Agnes Jacquard Midi Dress, £165, DREAM Sister Jane

Agnes Jacquard Midi Dress, £165, DREAM Sister Jane – buy now

Lolita dress, £245, Rixo at Coggles

Lolita dress, £245, Rixo at Coggles – buy now

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Black Kiwi Dress Reformation

Black kiwi dress, £218, Reformation – buy now

Yellow Floral Print Cut Out Skater Dress with Tie Detail SimplyBe

Skater dress, £39, Simply Be – buy now (up to size 32)

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Print Cut Out Maxi Dress NA-KD

Cut out maxi dress, £120.95, NA-KD – buy now

Red heart cut out dress Monki

Red Heart Cut Out Dress, £30, Monki – buy now

Paloma Wool - Say Cut-Out Dress

Say Cut-Out Dress, £140, Paloma Wool at Liberty – buy now