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Trend Alert! Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow in Sexy Cutouts

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Summer may be long gone, but that doesn't mean you can't bare some skin this season. One glance at Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Morrison, Krysten Ritter or Kim Kardashian, and it's abundantly clear that cutouts are hotter than ever.

The sexy trend allows for a chic peek-a-boo effect, which can be as provocative or modest as you'd like. Morrison turned heads at the LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala in a Reem Acra jumpsuit with a diagonal slice running clear across her torso, which surprisingly  looked subtle in comparison to Ritter's cutout gown that prominently showcased her toned obliques and then some.

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Paltrow pulled off a modern sleek look in a wool crepe Michael Kors cutout dress accessorized with standout Jimmy Choo pumps and an Amrapali cuff; and finally, Kardashian demonstrated how to wear this trend for daytime, pairing a cutout crop top with a high-waisted Lanvin pencil skirt and belt with sleek metallic pumps.

If you're looking to road test this risqué trend, we'd recommend keeping it as classy as possible. Highlight only one area of the body and keep accessories to a minimum.

What do you think of the sexy cutout trend? 

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