Cutouts, in various shapes and sizes, made for key talking points of the Louis Vuitton spring 2017 show. But instead of daring and suggestive, they presented a tasteful collection of experimental high fashion that were relatable yet assertive. The focus was on power suits, asymmetric draped jersey numbers, and sheer, shimmery Eighties-inspired dresses.

 Call it a strong message of female empowerment or the liberation from restrained garments – the collection, in essence, is a tribute to Parisienne style and the creative identities of the Right Bank and the Left Bank. One takeaway from styling these ultra smooth getups would be a pair of boots. 

 Here’s how the body-revealing trend can relate to your everyday wardrobe, in 10 key looks. 

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Slinky jersey dress with linear cutouts create a gladiator appeal

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Drama and sequins in an Eighties-style shoulder-padded number

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Boho meets rocker in this ensemble of sheer cutouts 

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Long cuts slash through this rock-and-roll attire for a sexier attitude 

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Take a new level to boardroom drama in this grey, capeleted two-piece suit

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An edgy and sexy rocker-chick look with thigh-high slices 

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Strategically placed cutouts subtly shape the feminine silhouette 

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Cutouts that bring new depth and detail to power dressing 

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Louis Vuitton slices the line thin with shoulder cutouts in this sexy-meets-military finish 

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The maison is in favour of the surprising combination of asymmetrical with illusion cutouts 

 Step into the future of Louis Vuitton autumn/winter menswear 2017 in this collaboration with New York high street label Supreme. 


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