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17 cut-out dresses to shop now for the heatwave

The cut-out dress is the style of the season

Another heatwave is on its way, and that only means one thing: another update to our summer wardrobes. Whether you love a mini or a midi, one trend we can't get enough of right now is the cut-out dress.

Thanks to Euphoria, it's never been more popular, and we've seen them styled to perfection by the likes of Blake Lively and Kendall Jenner.

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But they're not just tiny, barely-there pieces. The cut-out detail comes in many forms, and showing a little more skin than regular styles, they're playful and they keep you cool.

From Zara's satin cut-out midi dress to & Other Stories' lilac midi and the Jacquemus mini dress we've been dreaming of, we've found all of the best cut-out dresses to shop online now.

Anna flare sleeve knit dress, £65, Meshki


How gorgeous is Meshki's Anna dress in azure blue? The knitted midi features flared sleeves and a cut-out detail waist. We love.

Jacquemus Limao cut-out wool halterneck mini dress, £291, Net-a-Porter


The LDB of our dreams comes in the form of this cut-out mini by Jacquemus. Wear it with barely-there strappy sandals.

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& Other Stories one shoulder midi dress, £65, ASOS


& Other Stories' lilac midi dress has arrived just in time for wedding season.

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Orange striped cut-out maxi dress, £45, River Island


River Island's cut-out maxi is perfect for your next holiday or evening drinks in the heatwave.

White textured open back midi dress, £20, New Look


New Look's white midi dress with frill sleeves and cut-out back detail goes so well with chunky sandals this summer.

Cult Gaia Nadeesha panelled halterneck woven midi dress, £450, Selfridges


Cult Gaia is the celebrity-favourite label of the moment and the Nadeesha midi dress in pink pairs perfectly with on-trend rattan accessories.

Satin cut-out dress, £45.99, Zara


Zara's sell-out satin midi dress is back in stock. It has an open back with cut-out detail at the waist  - and we're obsessed.

Solen mini dress, £70, Runaway The Label


The cut-out waist, the statement sleeves, the multi-colours... we've just found THE holiday dress.

Black cut-out mini dress, £39, Never Fully Dressed


We love the subtle cut-out detail and contrasting pink ties on this mini dress. Wear it with bright accessories.

Cut-out V neck dress, £24.99, H&M


H&M's day-to-night softly draping midi dress features cut-out sections under the bust with narrow ties at the centre. It's available in green and orange.

For Love & Lemons Mimi long sleeve mini dress, £269, Revolve


This dreamy mini dress by For Love & Lemons features scalloped sheer lace and strappy side cut-outs with delicate ties at the back.


Cross of Sunlight mini, £68, Free People


This cut-out mini dress from Free People is super cute for casual daytime plans. It comes in lots of different colourways.

Pretty Lavish cut-out dress, £58, ASOS


Hit two trends in one with Pretty Lavish's pink cut-out detail shirt dress.

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Venete dress, £248, Reformation


Channel Blake Lively with Reformation's black Venete dress. Chanel bag and Louboutins, optional.

Audrey cut-out midi dress, £148, Anthropologie


Anthropologie's Audrey midi is the cut-out dress to take you through the heatwave and beyond.

Stone slinky cut-out bodycon dress, £20, Pretty Little Thing


For a bodycon style, go for this sleek mini dress from Pretty Little Thing.

Figure form stretch woven cut-out mini, £41, Karen Millen


For a cut-out dress suitable for a fancy event, look no further than this elegant woven mini by Karen Millen.

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