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Cut it out in style!

The toughest fashion trends, are those trends that can turn a girl from Fashionista to major fashion victim!  In this case, I'm talking about those outifts which have cut outs.  Whilst they are actually a fashion trend evident on a local front in collections started by Sass and Bide, girls somehow have turned this trend into a major Jersey Shore, fashion don't!  I decided to make it my mission to guide and ensure that no one ever makes a fashion mistake when wearing the cut out trend.  I've searched high and low and I can say my mission is complete.  A few of my favourite designers and celebrity fashionista's have not let me down!  Take a cue from celebrities like Leighton Meester, Rachel Bilson, Emma Watson, Whitney Port and Kristen Bell.
Leighton Meester
 Everyone knows I love Leighton Meester and her fashion sense.  When it comes to the cut out trend Leighton definitely stands out!  I love this Emilio da la Morena dress that she wore at last year's MTV Movie Awards.  This dress has a risk factor and can be seen as a little daring, especially when it combines the cut out trend and the sheer trend. Somehow Leighton has given it that feminine, elegant yet edgy look. Leighton has actually repeated the cut out trend a few times.
One of my favourites as it combines the cut out and bow trend!
Emma Watson
From Hogwarts to Fashionista.. Emma Watson has amazed me in this Karl Lagerfeld number.  Such a classic number with an unexpected twist.  Whilst it isn't as daring as Leighton's outfits, I love it... so fashion forward!  However, this outfit wouldn't be complete without those bow shoes!  I'm in fashion heaven!
Rachel Bilson 
I love the juxtaposition of this outfit.  The top half is bodice, sexy lingerie like and the bottom half is simple, classic and elegant.  Then there is this complete twist with a cut out in the middle, which separates the two 'looks.'  I love how Rachel's hair and make-up is simple, soft and delicate.  The finishing touch to the look are the classic nude pumps which is an alternative to black pumps and a big fashion must!
Whitney Port
Trend spotting wouldn't be complete without Whitney Port!  This dress has very subtle cut outs in the shape of the crystal, sparkle just like the print.  It enhances the print and gives it that edgy twist to complete the outfit.

 Kristen Bell
Gossip Girl herself, shows us how to add colour to the cut out trend.  The cut out trend can be out of most people's comfort zone, except Kirsten has actually drawn attention to it by wearing a hot pink dress.  I love this, it's like a modern classic and once again she has completed the outfit with a nude heel.
The cut out trend has frequently appeared on the international and local runways over the past few seasons.  Chole Spring/Summer 2009 collection has incorporated the cut out trend, yet they have shown how versatile the trend is.  On one hand we see a cute, feminine, pretty outfit incorporating the cut out trend and on the other hand we see a more edgy and funky outfit incorporating the cut out trend. 
In the recent Prada ready to wear collection, we see how the cut out trend can also be worn during winter.  In this outfit worn by Miranda Kerr on the Runway, the outfit is a classic dress, which evidently is part of a winter collection.  There is then an unexpected cut out!
And Valentino shows how to turn the cut out trend into elegant Haute Couture!