Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Kindest Cut of All

Cut it out, darlings! Designers take the scissors to their creations for SS ’10 and the results are shear genius!
Runway photos via except where noted.
Alexander Wang
Allude, via
Carolina Herrera
Chado Ralph Rucci
Christopher Kane
Cushie et Ochs, via
Cynthia Rowley
Danielle Scutt
Erin Wasson x RVCA
Fashion Fringe
Frank Tell, via
Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Jasper Conran
Jeremy Laing
Jill Stuart, via
Julien Macdonald
Kinder Aggugini
Lutz, via
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs
Mark Fast
Matthew Williamson
Max Azria, via
Michael Kors
Monarchy, via
Narciso Rodriguez
Rad Hourani, via
Versus, via
Victoria Beckham
Willow, via
Zac Posen
Sass & Bide silk-satin bubble hem dress; this and next two at
Lela Rose silk-organza cutout dress.
Preen cutout band dress.
Alice + Olivia layered cutout dress; this and next four at
Charlotte Ronson cutout sweater dress with fringe.
Cynthia Rowley back cutout dress.
Rachel Pally long cutout dress.
Alexander Wang cutout dress.
Miu Miu Forma cutout sandals; this and next at ~ CC loves!
Melissa Odabash Marrakech embellished cutout swimsuit.
Will you make the cut, darling?


stilettolover91 said...

WOW!!!! Super gorgeous!!!! I love all the dresses and love those shoes in the last pic!!! Amazing post!!


Cut-outs rock on dresses, but that last swimsuit you posted looks gorgeous. What a great color.

Anonymous said...

Love these! cut outs are extremely sexy! especially the Balmain!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Love- Marc by MJ bright blue and Cynthia Rowley red one... I need to go check that one out now!

Happy weekend!

cupcake♥trash said...

I seriously want everything! said...

I really love the cut out things, especially in the shoes...


Sher said...

Great post! I love it when there are cut outs in the most unexpected places!! The swimsuit is stunning:)


Fabulous Finds Gal said...

I'm feeling the dress on a 20's something gal. And, those shoes!

Fabulous Finds Gal

Petra Bellejambes said...

Allude ... nice. I could wear that one. All beautiful. Have the same sort of weekend my dear...


I like when designers are testing new things, beautiful!


Keith said...

These are all so beautiful. I love these cut-outs. I hope you're having a great day so far. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers!

erika sorocco said...

Michael Kors. Yes please. Oh, I absolutely adore cut out frocks - they're truly fabulous!! :)

Michael St. James said...

I always love this look on the runway, but it rarely translates well in real life, except the exposed shoulder...that always looks hot!

Nuheila said...

Love,love,love these dresses!!!There is too many,i can t name the one i adore most:)Love cut-out clothes!
Fab post!!!


Angela said...

CC, i wasn't going to buy that Armani dress but now your post made me want to..... : )

Denisa L said...

I love this kind of dresses!gorgeous

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy sweet friday, CC!

That Balmain dress is so showstopping!
So gorgeous... and I adore one of the maxi dresses!

Have a joyful and cozy " weekend before christmas"!!!

Melissa Blake said...

Ahhh, I'm loving the blues and the purples!

Anonymous said...

Hey CC! Yes, you covered one of my top three trends of all times! Love the side cutouts the best. Sorry I've been terribly MIA; will be catching up on all your posts now.

Have a fab weekend!

xo, Becs

Kira Aderne said...

So love it!

Evie Clercx said...

Love, love, love the Cynthia Rowley dress, and the Carolina Herrera. I could really go somewhere fabulous in those.

ediot said...

this made me think of a song called the first cut is the deepest..haha. not such a good song. but these picks are GREAT. i love the blue dress in the second pic,

Katy Mary said...

LOVE the cut out shoulders on that Allude dress! and that swimsuit at the end! love love love!!

Marian said...

darling you had me drooling over these designs! its like the cuts keep getting more clever. These cut outs are genius! Love the Wang and Kane navel cuts,super lust inducing

stylefrontier said...

wow love this cutout look! gorgeous inspirations. thanks for sharing

Tights Lover said...

Love these looks. The Balmain and the Gucci are super hot!

Intrinsically Florrie said...

I love the Allude dress- the colours so pretty and just that little bit of shoulder on show is just a teensy bit provocative without straying anywhere near vulgar. Me likey. And most women have lovely shoulders but some of the other dresses just wouldn't work on my figure. There are some other very pretty ones though I would love to wear.

Florrie x

chic femme said...

I love these looks. Very cute. I think the cutout look is so sexy it shows some skin without being too overly showy. :)

lorenabr said...

no 9 is very hot love this look:)

jess said...

The preen dress is lovely.

Vicki said...

another great post miss carrie!! Love some of the drape style shapes!!
Hope you have great Christmas! xo

Shay said...

these dresses are lovely, but it's so, so hard to find a dress with good (non-trashy) cut out details at a lower price point for some reason...c'mon H&M let's go! ;)

Anonymous said...

the baby blue dress rocks... always been a fan of cut out... the more flesh the better...

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

A lot of these designs are a little much for me, but I do like the Jasper Conran and Versace looks =)

B a la Moda said...

What an interesting trend you noted! It is pretty nice.
B* a la Moda

Grace said...

I really like everything, but that Michael Kors piece is just a cut above. Pun intended, haha.

Anonymous said...

This post is so hot !
nice selection... as always*

loft in SoHo said...

OMG! amazing post dear CC, I love all!!!!

happy weekend dear,


Leah said...

What an inspiration...makes me want to get a scissors and start cutting too. Love this post CC!

Susan said...

so hot! I love the Preen dress and those shoes!
have a lovely day, darling! xoxo

Corteygrif said...

what a fabulous scissors fashion cut.
i apreciate all of them,but this dresses:
-Kinder Aggugini
-Erin Wasson
are my fave.

Stylista Fitness said...

Don't know about the side cut out ones! too much to hide in that area LOL

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

How hot is that swimsuit?? WOW!

Mom Fashion World said...

i remember , my DIY cutout leggings.
i guess it's time for me to wear it again.

S.Elisabeth said...

Ah gorgeous, I absolutely adore cut outs. I think it comes from swimming. With competitive swim suits, the only way to really get cool style is with the cut outs on the back.

Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

This is a very sexy style! Love the swimsuit, btw!

Anonymous said...

nice blog.....................................................

Anonymous said...

Cut it out!

You put together such fun posts.

I want some kinda shoulder cut top/dress

michelle_ said...

totally love the cutouts !
i actually just wore a cutout top yesterday :D

thanks for sharing this with us !

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Fashion Court said...

how i adore that cynthia rowley dress! lovelovelove! you always post the best dresses :o)

FashionHippieLoves said...

wooow gorgeous dresses!!


Audrey Allure said...

i love cut outs! i have been searching for the perfect piece, which i haven't found yet haha.

would you like to trade blogroll links?

Pixel Wild Child said...

Are they trying to save on fabric due to the crisis? or applying the "less is more" thought? These colthes are fun but in many cases not so wearable I think... great post!

Etrapar said...

I don't like Christopher Kane but all that black dresses are really nice ^.^

Raquel said...

´love the white sweater!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

wow. these are all so great!

Anonymous said...

Love these cuts!

mAdi*cakes said...

I love the Kinder Aggugini and the bathing suit! The color is amazing! I wish I could wear a bathing suit like that. haha. I tried one on this past summer...I am a petit one but am blessed and needless to say, I think my boobs almost knocked my own eyes out much more someone else's. LOL!

I think this would make for a good diy though maybe to a dress or tee. TFS!

Imogen said...

Some very interesting designs here. My favourite types of cut outs are usually at the shoulders or at the back.

Jill said...

I love the dragon fly dress. Just enough cut outs.

Beth Connolly said...


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FashionJazz said...

I luv everything!!! :) xx

Calming Corners said...

This is a great post! My favs are Julien MacDonald and Kinder Aggugini. I have some formals to attend early next year. I am inspired although I will have to find a cheaper version. :)


Jade Purple Brown said...

i love all theese cut out!thanks for so many great pictures!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite tailoring proceedings !