The criss cross dress is a very sexy type of dress that comes in a variety of shapes. Sometimes the cross is at the front of the dress, making it an open chess dress. In other cases, it appears on the back of the dress, making it a backless dress. Occasionally it will appear at the waist making the dress look like a two piece dress. Regardless of where exactly the cross appears, the result is often a feminine and sexy look. Sound like a lot of fun? Let’s dive right into some of the best outfit ideas for criss cross outfits.
Black Criss Cross Halter High Split Maxi Dress
It is no surprise that the color black is the most popular color when it comes to the cross dress. Here is a very typical and timeless design. It is Black Criss Cross Neck High Split Maxi Dress. It requires you to show some skin just below the breast area. The high split cut also allows you to show off your legs. Silver open toe heels are the perfect choice for the shoes to add a touch of elegance and make your legs look longer.
Navy and White Striped Cris Cross Back Midi Dress
As previously mentioned, the cross can also appear on the back of a dress. As an example, this is a really adorable navy and white striped cross back midi flare dress. The dress is paired with cream colored heels to achieve this minimal and beautiful semi-formal party outfit. You can also wear this dress for dating. However, make sure that something this sexy is not worn on the first date.
Burgundy Velvet Criss Cross Front Body Shift Dress
Here is a deep V-neck burgundy dress that features the criss-cross pattern right in the V-neck area. For those of you who don’t mind showing skin but don’t want to show high profile, the wearers can only help you achieve what you want. To elegantly complete the outfit, simply wear nude open toe heels.
Criss Cross Fit and Flare Chiffon Mini Dress
For a totally cheerful and breezy look, wear this light pink criss-cross body-hugging chiffon dress. Very interesting, so that the breeze feels even stronger, the dress is combined with brown sandals in a boho style.
Red criss cross bodycon dress in front
Compared to the really sexy deep V-neck dress I showed before, this one has a smaller opening under the collar. I would argue that this bodycon dress looks even better than the super sexy low V-neck dresses. The cut and amount of skin shown just feels right. You can simply pair the dress with golden open toe shoes to make the outfit more eye-catching.
Two piece dress with white halterneck bodice and white floral mini skirt
This is a very creative design that uses a criss cross pattern at the waist to combine a halter bodice and floral mini skirt into a two piece dress.
Criss Cross halterneck maxi dress with a high slit
“Criss Cross” and “High Slit” work beautifully together. As an example, here is a beautiful and stylish black maxi dress that features both a cross neckline and a high slit. You can simply wear it with black open toe heels to elegantly complete the outfit.
Gray criss cross shift dress
Gray is an underrated color when it comes to jeans and dresses. People love black, white and red because they are clear and loud. But gray has its own little world that represents a more relaxed attitude. To style a gray criss-cross shift dress like this one, you can pair it with gray suede short boots to complete this cozy and approachable look.
Black airy floral dress
It’s always interesting for me to see if a cute element can be incorporated into a dress with sexy cuts. As an example, here is a black, airy floral dress with a criss-cross bust cut. The result is surprisingly amazing. To style this airy and beautiful black chiffon dress, you can simply wear it with black open toe heels. Alternatively, you can wear nude heeled sandals to add a touch of boho style that matches the breezy feel.
Black Crater Cross Skater Dress
As already mentioned, the position in which the cross appears in a dress can often be very creative. This black skater dress actually has the crisscross pattern on the back near the waist area. Rather than being a backless dress, it’s more like wearing a crop top with a skirt when viewed from the back. This outfit is an understated sexy street outfit that can be worn casually with a pair of canvas shoes. For more outfit ideas for similar shoes, check out our blog post on styling canvas shoes.
Navy floral print backless mini dress
If you have a nice back and, even better, nice skin, wearing this navy blue backless mini dress is a chance for you to stand out from the crowd. What I really love about this dress is the beautiful pattern that makes it so unique among all the solid color cocktail party dresses. I would recommend pairing the dress with boho-style brown heeled sandals to complete the outfit in style.
Two-piece dress with cream crop top and pencil skirt
The cream bodycon midi dress is a two piece dress that uses the crisscross pattern at the waist to connect the top and bottom. You can be more creative with color by wearing gold open toe heels.
Purple long-sleeved shift dress with high boots
Amongst this list is a really casual purple sheath dress that is perfect as a street outfit. Team this dress with gray suede over the knee boots for a chic and casual look.
Silver and white sequin and chiffon dress
This is a sexy open chest mini dress that consists of two parts. It is a combination of a silver sequin bodice and white chiffon mini skirt. Wear silver heels to complete this gorgeous and youthful outfit.
Gray bodycon midi sweater dress
Here’s a minimalist look that includes a gray knit sweater dress. The dress has a figure-hugging fit and a crossed bust cut. You can simply wear nude heeled sandals to complete this feminine and sexy outfit.
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