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When Allure released its September 2016 cover, the magazine confirmed that cut out clothes are totally in. These pieces feature artfully placed gaps, which can make you look sexy and sophisticated. If you want to try this style keep reading, as LUXE Models reveals how to rock cut out dresses.

Pamper your skin

Cut out dresses are designed to show skin, so it’s a good idea to make sure yours always looks fabulous. Regularly apply your favourite beauty products to pamper your skin. Beauty blog Byrdie explains that you should always apply products gently, using circular motions. With this tip, you can boost your blood circulation and make sure the product penetrates your skin, leaving it absolutely glowing.

Flatter your body

Make sure that when you opt for these dresses, the cut outs are in places which flatter your body. As an example, Korean beauty blogger Vicky Lee posted a picture showing her wearing an ice-blue Elizabeth & James dress on her blog. The dress features two cut outs on the sides and a voluminous skirt, allowing Vicky to emphasise her small waist, with the colour also complementing her skin tone.

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Less is more

These dresses make a big statement. The cut outs draw the eye, so it’s unwise to pile on too many accessories, as you may overcrowd your outfit. For example, say you’re wearing a cut out dress for a night on the tiles and you want to glam it up. You could team the piece either with statement jewellery or bright lips and it’d look great, but you might go too far if you do both when wearing a cut out dress.

Look for examples

If you’re looking for some inspiration, see how celebrities work cut out dresses. Let’s take Star Wars actress Lupita Nyong’o as a case study. Earlier this year, when she wore a deep-purple cut-out dress, Dipping to mid-thigh this item featured a single skin panel in the middle of Lupita’s chest, flattering her figure, with the actress going to minimal jewellery and tied back hair to complete the look.

Find your style

The key to pulling off cut out dresses is confidence. It takes confidence to wear a dress which exposes your skin to the public. We’d advise you to stick to your own sense of style, rather than experiment by mixing the cut outs with hot trends that you don’t feel comfortable wearing. With this strategy, you’ll have the confidence needed make people believe you were born to wear cut out dresses.