Whether it’s an open shoulder, a slashed fabric across a neckline or a revealing back, these subtle glimpses of skin are proving to be one of the most popular ways to zhush up your wardrobe for post-lockdown so far. But while they’re undoubtedly chic all over, one of the most stylist spots for a cut-out is at either side of the waist.
Showcased expertly by Gabriela Hearst in Paris last October for spring/summer 2021, the exposed waist is not only a nod to the ubiquitous cut-out trend but also one of the most flattering variations.
Drawing the eye to this gentle curve of the female form creates a super sensual aesthetic without requiring too much exposure; the perfect balance for those who prefer a more subtle approach to evening wear.
And while there are seemingly endless styles on the designer fashion spectrum, there are only a handful of examples on the high street that really nail the brief. One such piece is the black satin midi dress by Warehouse.
Already proving to be a summer go-to amongst some of our favourite influencers, there’s very little about this dress that doesn’t tick our boxes.
Beautifully cut, high-necked (perfectly balancing out the openness of the waist), puffed sleeves to add volume and drama, with a flattering, sexy mid-length hemline, the satin fabric renders it a dressier option and sees it position itself as a very viable post-lockdown evening-wear staple.
And if that wasn’t enough to tempt you, how about the fact that it’s also been reduced in price from £69 to £55.20? We thought so…
Now, if we could only find the perfect sandals to pair with it…