DISCOVERING her cleavage is no longer fashionable, whereas flashing the sideboob was five years ago.
But fashion-forward stars have found a new way to add a subtle hint of sex appeal to their outfits – revealing their flesh with magic triangles.
To put it simply, the new trend is to wear a close-fitting dress with triangular cutouts that highlight your figure.
These pyramid shapes are usually angled inwards towards your stomach, with the smaller tip of the triangle located in the middle of the stomach.
This creates an hourglass illusion with a petite waistline and fuller curves.
The likes of model Bella Hadid, actress Jodie Turner-Smith and TV presenter Amanda Holden led the charge, while performers such as Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Nicole Scherzinger are also fans of the cut-out look.
And it doesn’t just work on dresses.
Singer Rita Ora showed how you can alter the triangle look with separates when she wore a corset-style top and pants during a visit to the Louvre in Paris in July.
And model Jourdan Dunn wore a triangle cutout tee during New York Fashion Week this month.
The trend has taken the fashion world by storm, with eBay reporting a 79% increase in searches for ‘cut-out dresses’.
The style was first popularized by high-end designers such as Christopher Kane and Nensi Dojaka.
Choose how much skin you want to show
Today, department stores like H&M and Mango create their own versions with cut-out segments of different sizes so you can choose how much skin you want to show and on which part of your body.
And that is why so many women are drawn to this style.
I’m a size 12/14 and after seeing this trend everywhere and how flattering it is, I knew I had to try it myself.
I now have two triangle cut out dresses, a red long sleeve option from H&M and a floral dress from Asos, both of which I love.
Neither cost more than £30. I’ve worn each over the past few months and have received many compliments on how flattering the style is.
It should therefore not be reserved for people with toned abs or a flat stomach.
I don’t have either and love how it defines my waist without using anything to tighten me, like a belt.
While I was initially concerned about my waist sticking out of the cutouts when I sat down, it’s still a flattering look as they don’t completely cross my stomach, but rather sit on my hips.
And you haven’t even heard the best part – you can wear a bra with the majority of these looks, which initially worried me. Alleluia!
Just be sure to opt for an outfit where your back is not visible.
If you think that coming into the colder months this may be too breezy a look for you, there are plenty of options with triangles filled with sheer fabrics.
Also, darker shades like black still give the illusion of bare skin, but also tick the trendy box.
You can even DIY by carefully recycling a dress you no longer wear to see if the style suits you.