Spring/Summer Trends is back with a dress I’ve been seeing everywhere I go to shop lately. The Cutout Dress. If you are new to theboxqueen, and would like to see my take on the latest trends, you may want to read the whole series; including Midi Skirts, Lace, Fringe, PopArt, and Radiant Orchid/Flower Prints. As always you’ll find some of my favorite finds from the stores followed by a personal styling from my own closet. Hope you’ll enjoy 🙂
Browsing my favorite magazines, during a trip to the mall, and while online window shopping, it was pretty evident. The dress that has cutout’s on the sides, front, or back, would be pretty popular this spring/summer.
Quite honestly, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been skeptical towards crop tops, and cut-outs near the tummy area; especially after having my three kids and the pregnancies that preceded. It’s not really only about the change in the shape of my middle section ( and ladies let’s get real! There is a big difference in that area no amount of planks I keep on doing will change. Luckily this change reminds me good memories) but rather a heightened sensitivity I started to have about the way I dress after becoming a mom. Come to think of it, even before kids, I barely chose the tummy baring styles. ( The beach on the other hand is a totally different ball game. I almost always go for two piece swimsuits as they have the purpose of no tan lines, and wet fabric over tummy )
I tested the waters with this Priddy by Puella Golden Tote dress that has a back cut-out. I love back cut-outs as they are more unexpected; a little surprise when you turn around. As someone who likes to adapt the trends to her own lifestyle, I was determined to find a front cut-out dress that would suit my tastes. If you want to give cutouts a try, I am sure you can find one that’ll work for you too. What do you think about cutout dresses? Have you given them a try?
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I was at my local Macy’s with one of my good friends the other day that I came across this Made by Fashion Week dress. The print of flowers, and the contrast of the pretty colors on the black background drew me in. I was sold when I saw the tie-front. This is a great dress for gals like me as the cut-out is placed higher than the waist area, and is partially concealed by the ties. I get to try a trend the way I feel comfortable. A big Yayy!!
Style Tip: When there is a certain new style you’ll like to add to your closet but you are skeptical for any reason like I was with this trend, don’t immediately rule it out. Usually there is a piece out there in the big world of fashion that’ll work with your body, taste, or comfort level. Keep on trying different cuts, shapes, and brands to find your best match. Style is such a subjective concept and is different for everyone. I believe for us to feel good in an outfit we first need to feel comfortable in it; not literally ( well that too:) but more on a mind level.
Another nice detail about this Made Fashion Week Dress is that it is a bit longer at the back, but not so much that it is a high-low dress. This adds a bit of interest, some surprise element. I paired my dress with strappy patent heels, pink colored earrings&rings, and for some shimmer, a gold metallic clutch.
Outfit Details: Dress: Made Fashion Week- Macy’s | Heels: Madden Girl DSW ( almost same) | Clutch: Express (many previous seasons ago)
I can’t wait to hear which dresses from my list are your favorites and your own experiences with trends! Is there a trend you are not comfortable wearing that you are willing to try with the right piece? Have you tried the cutout dress trend?
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