Known for her awesomely edgy taste, Rihanna stepped out for The American Music Awards in this striking Marchesa gown, and as always, she was on trend. Cut-outs were a central theme on last night’s red carpet. Mad Men star January Jones donned a slightly more modest, (but equally covet-worthy) razor slashed frock in electric purple. We’ve long loved the cut-out trend, but if you’re going to dabble in this daring look, we suggest these simpler styles, below.
The risque shoulder cut-outs on Alice + Olivia’s long sleeved design are balanced out by not-too-clingy fabric and a conservative neckline. We also like Kain’s comfy, tank dress for its subtle side slashes–so unexpected, you almost don’t notice them at first glance.