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Your Pilates Classes Have All Been Leading Up to This Dress

Jul 24 2014 - 6:30am

All the time you've been putting in at the gym is about to pay off — because in these dresses, your abs have nowhere to hide. With bold, midriff-baring cutouts, they might just be the easiest way to stay cool in the sweltering heat, but that's not the only plus. Since a slit at the sternum or right at your middle is a more unexpected way to show skin, this trend is all about bringing sexy back with one big twist. Don't just take our word for it — flip through the celebrity inspiration, then pick up one (or two!) of your own for your next hot Summer night out.

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Jaime King's sexy slits weren't the only way the style setter showed some skin. The cutout at her midriff added a subtle, sultry factor, too.

Chrissy Teigen's cutout mini was on point for an appearance in Vegas.

Katy Perry [2]'s midriff-slit Suno dress looked almost like a crop top and pencil skirt.

Kate Hudson [3] brought the drama in a bold, cutout strapless gown at the NYC premiere of Wish I Was Here.

Jamie Chung revealed her toned tummy in a crisscross halter dress that came complete with a cutout.

Julianne Hough covered her stems and let her abs take center stage in this cutout number.

Allison Williams showcased a hint of skin in an otherwise sophisticated sheath at the NYC screening of Wish I Was Here.

Alice + Olivia Black Cutout Sheath

Alice + Olivia Yve Formfitting Sleeveless Cutout Dress [4] ($275)

Black Swan Cutout Dress

Black Swan 'Lost Sea' Cutout Ponte Knit Fit & Flare Dress [5] ($78)

Topshop Cutout Floral Dress

Topshop Mono Floral A-Line Dress [6] ($110)

Rebecca Minkoff Cutout Sheath

Rebecca Minkoff 'Malone' Cutout Stretch Sheath Dress [7] ($348)

Bailey 44 Cutout Dress

Bailey 44 Sleeveless Mesh Cutout & Drop Back Dress [8] ($202)

BCBGMAXAZRIA White Cutout Dress

BCBGMAXAZRIA 'Kimora' Cutout Crepe Dress [9] ($368)

Torn by Ronny Kobo Cutout Dress

Torn by Ronny Kobo Yonal Dress [10] ($298)

Nookie Maestro Cutout Mini

Nookie Maestro Cutout Shift Dress [11] ($219)

River Island Black Cutout Dress

River Island Black Cutout Pencil Dress [12] ($120)

ASOS Cutout Midi Dress

Asos '50s Midi Dress With Cutout Detail [13] ($73)

Bec & Bridge Leopard-Print Cutout Dress

Bec & Bridge Leopard-Print Cutout Dress [14] ($261)

Helena Quinn Cutout Maxi Dress

Helena Quinn Triangle Cutout Maxi Dress [15] ($264)

Choies Printed Cutout Skater Dress

Choies Multicolor Abstract Pattern Cutout Skater Dress [16] ($30)

Free People Tribal Cutout Midi Dress

Free People 'Tribal Tale' Cutout Mixed Print Midi Dress [17] ($148)

UNIF Black Cutout Dress

UNIF Loft Dress in Black [18] ($145)

6 Shore Road White Cutout Dress

6 Shore Road White Flower Lace Cutout Mini Dress [19] ($215)

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