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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Spring Edit | The BEST Cut Out Dresses!

Karen Millen Blue Cut Out Flared Knit Dress
Spring has sprung!  We're shedding the faux fur coats and are now turning our attention towards our (slightly) warmer weather wardrobes.  Lately, I've been fine-tuning my style and passing tons of pieces to charity that I've now fallen out of love with, or that simply don't make me feel gorgeous anymore.  But enough of the doom and gloom, it's all about what's new to our wardrobes, right?! A new discovery of mine has been cut out dresses.  Sure, I've known about them, but for years they were a no-go purely due to the concern of bending the wrong way and revealing a less than flattering silhouette.  But as I've mentioned ten million times before, life is just too short to be worry about that.  So, it's time to don the best cut out styles of the season, show some skin and embrace the strange tan lines!
Karen Millen Blue Bodycon Pencil Cut Out Dress
Okay, so this cobalt blue beauty is from Karen Millen and also comes in black (currently half price!). If you watch my IG Stories, you'll have caught the template I filled in the other day declaring Karen Millen as one of my fave places to shop.  No word of a lie, I'm obsessed and have been for years.  If I was going to add a cut out dress to my wardrobe, it was going to be a perfectly fitting one from the brand; complete with bodycon fit and peplum flared hem.  But what about the other dreamy options around right now?  I've shared some of the best of the best new cut out designs below; shoulders, waist and everywhere else.  Evening wear, casual, summer days - something for everything.  Enjoy! 

Dress - Karen Millen (also available in black, with 50% off!)

Shoes - Lost Ink (still available in red)



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Fashion Blog Guide to Best Cut Out Dresses 2018
Phew!  I'm buried in thoughts of cut out dresses now after having linked to all of the above!  I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below about cut out dresses.  Love them, hate them?  In the meantime... Happy Shopping!

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With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. This dress is stunning and looks beautiful on your figure! I love the shoes with it too :)

  2. omg, what a gorgeous dress! It looks amazing on you. I love cobalt blue. It's one of my fav shades of blue. I used it a lot in my art. I love the heels you paired it with. Nothing beats statement heels! I'm really loving this trend of decorated heels & stilettos and you're rocking it with this combo. You do look divine in this dress.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. I changed up my makeup, but haven't put a thought into changing my wardrobe yet. #priorities I need to get my trench coat cleaned though. Cut Out pieces? Not so much for me.
    The blue dress though... gorgeous!

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  4. Fabulous dress!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  5. Wow!!! So sexy dress are amazing in this shooting!!!!
    Don't miss my latest post, now on my blog! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    News on Fashion – April 2018

  6. so nice post dear :) like it :)

  7. you look fabulous babe! I have been eyeing those shoes for a while now! they are fantastic xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

  8. Holy Molly, you look stunning! If I would look like this, I would wear cut out dresses everyday :)
    I really like this type of dresses but it does not fit for my body shape so I don't really own one just yet.
    but you styled it amazing with the shoes and found the perfect dress as example.
    Have a great Sunday, beauty :)

  9. This dress is so gorgeous!
    You look amazing

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  10. AAAAAH you look INCREDIBLE! I love the colour, and the dress is just absolutely beautiful!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  11. Gorgeous Dress Gabrielle, I love the shape and the colour is amazing <3

    Serene xoxo

  12. I've never ventured to try cut-out dresses, although when they have the right cut detail they can look gorgeous - and really sexy too! This dress is beautiful, I love the blue shade, although I'd go for black myself. I've said before that this shade of blue really suits you!

    Julia x

  13. Girllllllllllll! You look absolutely UNREAL in this dress (the colours really suits you!!). Also, I'm not coping with those shoes, so beautiful! <3

    Hayley xo

  14. It suits you really well, and the colour is super flattering! They're not really something I lean towards but I do think they can look really good if the cut and material is right x

    Velvet Blush

  15. You look so chic and stylish in these pictures, I love your dress so much and I bet it would look equally gorgeous in black, I've only ever tried a cut out dress once before and it was a poor fit and put me off but I'd love to find one that fit as well as this one fits you.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  16. You look amazing in this dress Gabrielle, it is such a beautiful piece!! And the colour is so pretty, love this blue so much!! x


  17. Gorgeous styling! The heels are an absolute dream! x


  18. This dress is absoloutely made for you Gabrielle! I've noticed a lot of cut out fashion as of late and I'm very tempted to get on board but need to be mindful of my rather prominent hips! ;-)

    Musings & More

  19. I'm so in love with that dress!! That cobalt blue looks amazing on you Gabrielle!! I really need a cut out dress right now because all of them look so stylish!

    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday! :)


    Seize your Style

  20. Oh my gosh you are a total BABE. I love love LOVE this dress on you. It's so stunning from the shape, to the cutouts, to the beautiful color. Absolute perfection <3

    xox Kirsten //

  21. OMG Gabrielle this dress is breathtaking!! *-* You look so gorgeous in blue!
    I love bodyicon dresses!

  22. Oh my god you look amazing! But in this British weather were you not absolutely freezing? Karen Millen releases some of the best clothes, and I absolutely adore this dress. I definitely need to start investing in more body-hugging dresses for this Summer - I plan on living in Madrid for a couple months haha.


    1. Haha, I picked one of the slightly less freezing days! ;)

      Gabrielle x

  23. Beautiful dress! You pull off cut out dresses so good!

    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

  24. Absolutely stunning in this dress. One sexy dress for shizzle! The colour compliments your skin so beautifully. This is one of my favourite Gabrielle. Love it!!

  25. That is a lovely shade of blue on you and I really like the cut outs on your dress - nice way to try the style without showing too much! :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend! We had a busy one, some Church Online people flew over from the US so the weekend was full of activities :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  26. You look gorgeous in that blue dress and those heels! :)

    I love cut-out dresses.. and as soon as I've worked a little bit more on my love-handles, I'm gonna try them as well! :)

    YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

  27. Okay, I've had the EXACT same thoughts about cut out dresses (or pieces in general). I think they're so cute but I haven't had the guts to rock one myself. My mom and I are going on a girls trip to Vegas this weekend and the shopping there is insane so... I WILL TRY ONE! Thanks for giving me the push ;). I'll let you know if I take the leap and actually buy it!

    Susie |

  28. You look gorgeous Gabrielle this dress, the dress is gorgeous and those shoes are fabulous.

    Ann-Marie |

  29. That dress is such a dream! I love the cut outs!

    District of Chic

  30. If I have your figure, I will jump at the chance of wearing that dress but no one needs to see my lumps and bumps. LMAO!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  31. I wish these dress fitted me like they do on you!! xx

  32. This is such a beautiful dress, I fell in love with your dress. The cobalt color and the cut of this dress is amazing. But looks more gorgeous with your killer figure.Great way to try a style without showing much. This look would never be completed without those gorgeous pair of heels. I love them. You are totally rocking girl.
    Have a happy Monday :) Kisses <3

  33. Wow, that dress looks incredible on you! I'm in love with your shoes too, what a beautiful colour and style!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  34. This blue dress is so stunning - you look so pretty wearing them - I love your pictures -so magical xx

  35. Oh wow - this is such a beautiful dress - I absolutely love the colour and style of it and it can be styled to suit all occasions! I love it :)

    Layla x

  36. I'm doing a closet detox as well Gabrielle. I love cut out dresses and tops. Yours is gorgeous. I also love the location you took pictures. So pretty :D

  37. That cut out dress is beautiful! I love the colour and the style is so fun to play around with :)

  38. This dress fits you like a glove.
    You look great in blue

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
    New Vlog Entry!

  39. This blue dress is a stop out on you Gabrielle you look gorgeous and this blue beauty truly looks stunning on you and fits you perfectly!

    Gorgeous figure and beautiful blue dress, the cut is very unique at the waist, really appealing.

    Sending love and we must meet up this year!!

    Lots of love,

    Laura xo

  40. You look amazing in this dress! :) xx

  41. Wow, that is gorgeous! I love the cobalt blue and you look stunning! Killer heels too!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  42. Wow. Cool place to take fashion photos!:)


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