Year after year we see cut-out shapes and beautiful backless dresses on the red carpet, but dare to dream of actually wearing them. It's time to make those fashion dreams a reality! Celebrity Stylist Derek Warbruton says anyone can pull off skin bearing styles. It's all about wearing something age and occasion appropriate. Here's how:
Backless Bombshell: If you're not afraid to show a little skin, try a backless style on for size. Warbruton suggests sticking with fabrics that plunge no lower than the small of your back, otherwise you're dipping into risky fashion territory.
Casual Cut-Outs: Don’t think a style like the one below is reserved solely for special occasions. Jeans and a top with a small keyhole, or dresses with cut-out detailing around the shoulders and back, are perfectly appropriate for any daytime activity. If you want to give it a go, but don’t want to bare any skin, try layering a tank top underneath.
Aqua Tee- Cut Out, $68.00
Bold and Beautiful: Cut-outs can definitely make a strong fashion statement. Showing some skin on your back or even your arms is the new sexy. Whether you decide to show a lot or a little, you are guaranteed to turn heads! Quick Tip: Wear your hair up or back to really show off those slits!
Skin Censorship: No matter how old you are, you never want to bare it all. Always keep in mind how much skin you're actually showing, and make sure that everything that should be covered IS covered. Here's a good rule of thumb: As you get older, the size of the slits or cut-outs should get smaller. Another simple fix is to layer. With tips like these, Warbruton says you can’t go wrong!
Elleen Fisher Cut Out Oval Dress, $218.00
What To Do With The Girls? We're left with one big question...bra or no bra? If you have a smaller chest, Warbruton says you can probably get away with going braless (Make sure to wear some nipple concealing petals, though!). If you have a fuller bust, Warbruton suggests trying a sticky bra. If all else fails, a bandeau or sexy camisole underneath will do the job!
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Between styling A-list celebrities like Beyonce, Zach Braff, Jessica White, and Miranda Kerr, Derek Warbruton has worked as an editor for several high-end lifestyle magazines, sharing his style advice in the New York Times, Marie Claire, InTouch, Vogue TV and countless talk shows. Putting his fashion savvy to good use, Derek created the How to be Derek Fabulous Workshop at the Bottomless Closet to help underprivileged New York Women re-enter the working world.