Trend Watch: Slits and Cut-Outs on the Spring Runways

Warming weather is always an occasion to bear a little skin, but this season designers seemed more interested in peek-a-boo pops of flesh than skimpy ensembles.

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Warming weather is always an occasion to bear more skin, but this season designers were more interested in peek-a-boo pops of flesh than typical skimpy ensembles. At Michael Kors, the thigh-high skirt slashes revealed quick flashes of leg.
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Perhaps not quite so daring as Michael Kors' take on the trend, but Phillip Lim also favored the skirt-slash this season, rarely venturing beyond the upper-knee region.
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It would take a confident woman (or at least someone with fancy undergarments) to don the underpants-revealing summer skirt suit by Stella McCartney.
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Elise Overland experimented with multiple layers and variations in length for her slashed silk mini-skirts, which were toned down by the addition of smock-like leather shirting.
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Similarly, Rodarte incorporated tiers of perfectly-slashed silk into their their unusual high-waist pencil skirts.
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Altuzarra's stitched leather skirts featured sweeping slits along the outer leg. The look was given a sporty-futuristic twist with neon silk accents and bright orange jewelry.
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If general thigh exposure isn't your cup of tea, perhaps one of the more restrained-peek-a-boo looks from Cushnie et Ochs' spring collection would do the trick. Modest but still a little cheeky, this simple black jersey dress is an easy way to participate in the trend without feeling scantily-clad.
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Givenchy also took a more subtle route to spring "skimp" by adding dainty cut-outs on their clean white camisoles.
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Lanvin's sophisticated take on the trend features sexy laser cut-outs on fitted silk jersey gowns and separates. We love the way this particular look walks the line between conservative—with long sleeves and a high neckline—and revealing.
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Versace's spring collection centered around futuristic silhouettes given a sense of structure and form with their geometric cut-outs and skin-revealing seams.
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An advocate of all things form-fitting and skin-revealing, Herve Leger went for a strappy, goth-chic effect for spring.
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For spring, Mark Fast showed his most risque collection yet, with dozens of hand-crocheted dresses and separates that exposed tiny splashes of skin.
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