This "Naked" Microtrend Is Steadily Taking Over, and I'm 100% Here for It

Indya Brown
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As we've already pointed out, less is more when it comes to this season's big trends. Specifically, cut-outs. It's a craze that completely makes sense when you put it into perspective–we're all pretty eager to shed the many layers of puffer coats and heavy knits that are currently swamping us. Now here's your chance for some stylish ventilation: the midriff cut-out.

It stands out from the other "naked" microtrends we've spotted and reported on last year, in that the abdomen is the main star. From big designers like Khaite and Off-White to Dion Lee and Cult Gaia, the midriff cut-out has marked its place on some of spring's coolest dresses and tops. The detail is gaining traction in a big way, so it's only a matter of time before it blows up on the Instagram and celebrity styling front.

In anticipation of its furor, we've gathered a ton of midriff cut-out pieces you can buy now to get you right for the season ahead. Whether you're looking for a bodysuit to elevate all of your basic jeans and sweatpants or a chic dress to get gussied up, we promise you'll want to add these gems to your cart.

& Other Stories Fitted Cut Out Bodysuit (£17)

Add this bodysuit to a pair of tailored trousers and you have yourself the perfect outfit.

& Other Stories Cut Out Mini Dress (£28)

Over 70 percent off, it's only a matter of time before this sells out.

ASOS Crew Neck Bodysuit (£16)

Sweatpants will be basic no more.

H&M Bodysuit (£13)

Wanting to try another neutral? H&M offers a similar style in greige.

The Reformation Belmond Dress (£190)

Everything about this dress is incredible–from the greyish blue colour to the sleek collar and elevated buttons.

The Kript Bodysuit With Hip Cutout (£28)

Meet the perfect spring bodysuit.

LNA Madelynn Rib Cutout Dress (£135)

At first glance, it's your classic black tube dress, but the side cut-out adds a cool visual detail.

Anna Quan Verner Cutout Gathered Wool-Twill Maxi Dress (£570)

Silk adds another level of sophistication.

STHR Spotlight Dress (£506)

We've seen this dress pop up all over Instagram.

Christopher Esber Cutout Gathered Stretch-Faille Maxi Dress (£585)

An exclusive to SSense, the lime green shade of this Christopher Esber mini dress is like an instant mood lifter.

Anna Quan Elena Twist-Front Cutout Hammered-Satin Maxi Dress (£675)

A dress to get you on point for spring.

Dion Lee Ruched Cut-Out Dress (£579)

Label Dion Lee is a master of cut-outs, often incorporating the detail into its seasonal collections, so it's no surprise that the midriff take found its way here.

Superdown Veronica Cut Out Bodysuit (£47)

Everyone needs a fancy bodysuit, here's yours.

Fleur Du Mal Cutout Silk-Satin Midi Dress (£358.39)

A dream.

Cult Gaia Serita Dress (£430)

The dress that took the internet by storm.

Staud Giorgiana Cutout Linen Midi Dress (£290)

A more subtle way to do the trend.

Sir Alena Crossover-Back Linen Maxi Dress (£340)

I'm already plotting on this dress for the upcoming months.

Anna Quan Chiara Blazer Dress (£650)

This looks so cool in blazer form.

Khaite Rosaline Cutout Crystal-Embellished Ruched Twill Gown (£3050)

From the ruching to the crystal-embellished back detail, I can't get this dress out of my brain.

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2021 fashion trends to know.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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