Be it an exposed side or open back, cut-out dresses have been around for the past few summers. Gucci’s most recent Resort 2023 show has confirmed, however, that the keyhole cut-out will be sticking around for a few more seasons—specifically, those that reveal skin smack dab in the abdomen. Some cut-outs even dip as low as the belly button—why stop at showcasing a sliver of skin in a crop top when you can showcase your entire stomach in all its glory? And lest you think you need a six-pack to sport these cut-outs, think again. These tops are for any and everyone—including those women who are expecting. If Rihanna comes to mind, you’re getting it already.
Think of these ab-revealing dresses as an all-in-one going-out top. They’re perfect candidates for the hottest days that have yet to come and are even better for summer nights out. The vacation wardrobe could also do with one, resort-y styles from Rowen Rose, Dodo Bar Or, Cult Gaia, and Isa Boulder are proof. Daring as they might seem, most are less revealing than that of a crop top and shorts combination, and of course, a bikini and wearing one only requires only one step.
Here’s how to master the ab-reveal in style all summer long.