Trend Driven: Zoe Saldana Rocks a Cut Out Dress

Cut Out Dress Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana isn’t one to miss out on a trend, and last week the Avatar actress was spotted in one of Spring/Summer 2013’s hottest looks: the cut out dress. Celebrating The Hollywood Reporter’s annual “25 Most Powerful Stylists” issue at a luncheon hosted by Jimmy Choo, Zoe wore a cut out Carven dress. The safari print design was a great choice, as it’s fun and flirty without being too revealing. And Carven isn’t the only brand experimenting with cut outs, this season. Torso baring styles were the surprise hit at Stella McCartney, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and many more.

Stella and Alexander favoured sheer inserts, which added an element safety to the playful cut out look; whilst Nicolas Ghesquière and Carven’s Guillaume Henry played with bold, cheeky fabric slices. Their influence is already being felt on the high street, where cut out dress designs line the walls of every store. Here are some of my favourite options:


And, although you don’t need abs like Gwyneth Paltrow to work this trend, I would suggest using a tinted moisturiser the night before. It’s definitely a look best suited to sun-kissed summer skin!

Are you a fan of Spring 2013’s cut out dress trend? Would you wear the look? Do you like Zoe Saldana’s Carven design?

Images and courtesy of Jimmy Choo
  • If done nicely and chic, cut outs can look amazing, like Zoe’s. There’s a fine line though…