Since fashion already notably took a bite out of our favorite jeans, showing some shoulder for spring makes just as much sense. Part '80s, part ingenue, we love how this sexy throwback trend is a little badass and a lot flirty for the warmer weather to come. A look that's expressive with every move, it's equally perfect for running about town after-dark and strutting the city streets at high noon...just check out the coolest cut-outs we encountered, from body-con dresses to pretty, sexy blouses.
Above, from left: Sophomore Belted Dress, $242, available at Acrimony; Barbara Hulinicki for Topshop Bow Shoulder Dress, $110, available at Topshop.
Above, from left: Alexander Wang spring '09 runway look, via Style.com; G.V.G.V. Opal Ethno High-Neck Dress, $525, available at Opening Ceremony; Rumy Neeley of Fashion Toast wearing the cut-out shoulder look.
Above, from left: Fall '09 runway looks from Hervé Leger, Charlotte Ronson, Jonathan Saunders, and Charlotte Ronson.
Above, from left: Temperley London Equinox Silk Jersey Top, $585, available at Net-A-Porter; Vena Cava Sorcerer Blouse, $325, available at Opening Ceremony.
Above, from left: Spring '09 runway looks from
Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Anne Valerie Hash; Fall '09 runway look from Michael Kors.