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 🙂

Cutout Dresses
Spring/Summer Trends – Cutout Dress
 Along with my own dress, which is the first one, I am loving these other options for their colors, various cut-outs and prints.  Which dresses are your favorites?

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?

From Theboxqueen’s Closet

Spring/Summer Trends - Cutout Dress
Spring/Summer Trends – Cutout Dress

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.

Spring/Summer Trends -Cutout Dress
Spring/Summer Trends- Cutout Dress

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.

Spring/Summer Trends - Cutout Dress
Spring/Summer Trends- Cutout Dress

 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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  • That is such a cute printed dress! There are some really nice cut-out detail dresses available at the moment 🙂

    Away From Blue

    • Thx Mica, I am glad to have found one that worked for me! XOXO, Elif

  • Ha, in you option display I was going to say the first was my favorite. How fun that it ended up being the one that you have! I haven’t heard of that line at Macy’s but I like the prices. Very affordable! 🙂 And hey….nice clutch!
    Gina — On the Daily Express

    • My recent trip to Macy’s is when I discovered the brand as well! It was a special section in the middle of the store consisting of a couple hangers and pretty much everything I saw was pretty cool. The price/good design ratio was perfect! And yes I totally thought of you when I picked that clutch up from my closet haha 😉 XO, Elif

  • You are SO cute! Love your dress. I need #4,5,6 well and 7,8 haha

    • Thx Rachel <3 And I agree my need list is a mile long too! 🙂 XO, Elif

  • I seriously like this new trend of cutouts, especially on cute feminine dress! I have to say that you look amazing with your floral dress styled with your great smile :))

    • Thx Lu, so sweet of you to say! <3 Cutouts can be tricky or super flattering depending on the location of the detail, took me a while to find what I wanted but happy I finally did. XOXO, Elif

  • Nuray

    What a nice dress for summer, great choice! Love how you took a trend and made it work for your comfort level and lifestyle. Lovely list of options too. My favorites are yours, 5,7, and 9.

    • For me trends are just a starting point, I always try to find a way to make the trends I like work for me instead of just adapting them as is. So happy you appreciate that too. <3 7 is classic but adorable and 9 is more sleek/sexy. Either one could be my next purchase too lol 🙂 Thx for the loveliness as always, XOXO, Elif

  • Mili

    For me, it depends on where the cut out lies. The one you’re wearing is too cute! The cut out is cheeky and not overly revealing 🙂


    • Totally agree Mili, the placement of the cutout makes the world of a difference. Nice to chat with you again! 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • The sleeve, sweetheart is a fun cut! Cute post! 🙂

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  • ADA

    Beautiful Elif, love the colors, heart cut-out, floral print and girly style of that pretty dress. =) You wear it so well.

    Happy Tuesday to you. <3 Ada.

    • Ada so happy you liked the dress as I did. <3 Thanks for the sweetness 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday too! XOXO, Elif

  • Rachel G

    I love the floral print on that dress, I’m not sure I’ve I’d ever be brave enough to actually wear cut outs though.

    • I was not super sure about this either but was willing to find a style within the trend that could work for me. So glad I did as I love the dress but always think that one should dress according to their comfort level/taste; much more important than following what’s in! Totally relate! XOXO, Elif

  • All of these are such great picks it’s just so hard to pick one!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

    • Can’t agree more! After I got the first dress, I was browsing to find what else I like and it was hard to stop even making the board :-))) Thx lovely, XOXO, Elif

  • I was going to say that I like the first dress best, was was happy to see that you had it! It’s lovely =)

    Corinne x

    • Thx Corinne, I immediately fell in love with that dress even being skeptical about cutouts for a long time. haha never say never I guess. XOXO, Elif

  • This is so cute on you, absolutely lovely! Visiting today via Style Sessions linkup. P x

  • Rachel

    LOVE #3 and #9…. and your dress is just gorgeous! Love the fact that it has pattern and a cut out detail!

    • Yesss Rachel 3&9 are stunning dresses. Mine attracted me for the same reason you wrote; pattern and cutout together 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • I don’t think it’s a style I would try for myself because I just do not reveal much skin, but I like the flirty look on others. I think you look adorably cute in your cut out dress!

    • It is important to find pieces that we feel comfortable in even in the same style family. It took me a while to find cutout dresses I feel good in; and totally relate that some styles are not for us. Thx Karen for the loveliness! <3 XOXO, Elif

  • I feel like such a bad blogger friend by being so behind on your stuff! I’m sorry! Life is settling down (hopefully)- it was crazy with April travel, so I can be more present again! Anyhoo – I love this on you! I agree that not all trends are for everyone – I personally cannot do crop tops or high waisted pants/shorts. I’d be open to the cutout trend – depending on where the cut outs are 😉

    • Carylee the important thing is you are back! <3 You have to tell me all about your trips! I totally pick and choose trends that I like or alter them to my tastes lol. Also agree 100% on crops and high waist bottoms. I won't say never but would need to search for just the right pieces on those two. Can't wait to chat more! XOXO, Elif