Bella Hadid in a Givenchy SS 21 look with cutout details (Photo: Instagram/Givenchy)
Bella Hadid in a Givenchy SS 21 look with cutout details (Photo: Instagram/Givenchy)

Haute hide and seek   

Peekaboo cut-outs on the bust, back and waist exposing generous flashes of skin have been around for a while now
By Manish Mishra
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 11:31 AM IST

Peekaboo cut-outs on the bust, back and waist exposing generous flashes of skin have been around for a while now. And given by the Spring Summer 21 outings, designers seem in no mood to say goodbye to them. Seen at Fendi, Carolina Herrera, and Miu Miu, cut-out accents redefine gowns, sheath dresses and slippery silks thus lending intrigue and drama into the otherwise conservative looks. Moreover, Miuccia Prada merits a special mention for introducing tiny holes into her second-skin knitwear. Kaftan queen Pria Kataaria Puri suggests that cut detailed blouses and T-shirts can be worn with slouchy or boot-leg denim jeans. “Alternatively, in swimsuits or bodysuits with waist cut-outs details can be worn with a pair of shorts, minis and palazzos in the summer. Having said that, I’d like to add that the cut-out trend should be worn more casually, even if the ensemble is formal. Casual accessories such as sunglasses, wedge heel and big boho bags will add the perfect touches,” says Pria. 

A model sports a black sheer panelled dress with cutout details on the sides (Photo: Instagram/CarolinaHerrera)
A model sports a black sheer panelled dress with cutout details on the sides (Photo: Instagram/CarolinaHerrera)
An ivory silk ruched dress with cutout accents by Gabriela Hearst (Photo: Instagram/GabrielaHearst)
An ivory silk ruched dress with cutout accents by Gabriela Hearst (Photo: Instagram/GabrielaHearst)

Stylist Akshay Tyagi suggests that it’s a little tricky trend as it exposes one’s skin. “Reference Prada’s take on it. It’s more resort-centric and exudes a Maldives holiday pool side vibe. For a casual outing, go for a tank top with cut-outs and team it with denims,” says Tyagi.  

A colour blocked cutout look from Prada SS 21 (Photo: Instagram/Prada)
A colour blocked cutout look from Prada SS 21 (Photo: Instagram/Prada)
A vibrant yellow look by Roksanda Ilinčić with a peekaboo cutout detail on the bust (Photo: Instagram/RoksandaIlinčić)
A vibrant yellow look by Roksanda Ilinčić with a peekaboo cutout detail on the bust (Photo: Instagram/RoksandaIlinčić)

Stylist Isha Bhansali hails them as sexy and elegant. “A lot of people can pull it off and it’s a forgiving summer trend,” says she.  

manish.mishra1@hindustantimes.com

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