Everywhere I look this summer, it seems like women are fearlessly owning their awesome bodies in cut out swimsuits. Be it a mesh-paneled one-piece or a cheeky peekaboo bikini, there are just so many styles to choose from. Many celebs are also embracing this daring trend as well, from Myleene Klass in her bold, white swimsuit to Nadia Forde in her black "slashkini." What about that saucy snap Jessica Simpson posted on her Instagram recently featuring her posing dramatically (and fabulously) in her belly button skimming swimsuit with all-over cut outs? It's enough to make anyone want to hop on the next plane to a sunny paradise.
Cut out swimwear has even entered the fashionable waters of high end designers, with labels like Acne Studios showcasing its sporty cut out suit and Cushnie et Ochs showing off its super sexy cut out graphic bikini on its runways. If you're feeling a little shy this summer or perhaps prefer to be a tad more covered up, then take a style hint from Selena Gomez. She was spotted splashing in the sea while on holiday in Mexico wearing a very clever swimsuit with beige paneling that tricked the eye into believing it was a cut out piece.
If you want to ensure the rest of your summer goes swimmingly, opt for totally on trend cut out swimwear, too. These are my seven favorites, perfect for any end of summer vacation.
1. The Cut Out Side Swimsuit
ASOS CURVE Fishnet Insert Cupped Swimsuit, $51, ASOS
Embrace your curves in this sumptuous side cut out swimsuit that features underwired cups to give you a little extra support.
2. The Cheeky Cleavage Cut Out
Bask and You Shall Receive Swimsuit Top, $18, Mod Cloth.com | Bask and You Shall Receive Swimsuit Bottom, $15, Mod Cloth
Bring out the retro vibes in this monochrome, cleavage-y cut out two-piece that proves that a diamond print really is a girl's best friend.
3. The Electric Blue Mesh Swimsuit
Plunge Mesh Swimsuit, $40, Top Shop
Inject some color into your wardrobe with this bright electric blue, mesh side swimsuit that is reminiscent of the high-legged Baywatch style swimsuits of the '90s.
4. The Pretty Polka Dot Swimsuit
Pour Moi Curves Spice Island Swimsuit, $20, ASOS
Channel some major vintage vibes in this super feminine, polka dot swimsuit with an adorable cut out under the bust. Pair with some cat eye sunnies and cherry red wedges and you'll look like a 1950s Hollywood pinup.
5. The Mesh Top Swimsuit
If you're looking for a more demure cut out swim style, then this swimsuit with its modest mesh neckline would make a great choice.
6. The Bandage Bikini
If you're hoping to make a statement this summer, then crank up the heat in this sizzling scarlet bandage bikini.
7. The 1990s Style
High Neck Ribbed Bikini Set, $68, Top Shop
If your favorite style decade was the 1990s, then you might favor this simply stunning, high neck, cut out bikini because sometimes less is more.
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