You can always count on Instagram to bring you the latest trends, and aside from your usual summer suspects (linen pieces and thong sandals for example), another major dress trend has been emerging of late: the cut out dress.
Seen on countless influencers and celebrities, it's no doubt the most 'grammable dress of the moment. Cult Gaia's Sirena dress alone has been spotted on everyone from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Hailey Bieber, and comes with its very own waitlist (it'll be back in stock in September if you want to add your name)
The success of the cut out dress can be explained by its minimal yet interseting design. The strategically place cut out, whether it's around the waist or at the back, makes a dress elegant and eye catching without being vulgar.
Granted, it's not outright the most wearable trend, but there are more flared styles for those not wanting the fitted shapes. See how the celebs and influencers wear theirs below.
Shop now: Serita Dress for £380 from Cult Gaia
Shop now: Isalo dress for $172 from LOÉIL
For SS20, I recommend embracing the minimal nature of the cut out dress by teaming it with a chunky thong platform or a heeled mule.
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Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.
Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).
Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.
However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.
Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.
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