How to wear a side cut dress

If you are looking for a cocktail dress or a prom dress where you only need to show a little skin at your waist to look sexy and gorgeous, the side cut dress is a great choice. In fact, there is one main purpose for me to write this blog post. It aims to show you that sometimes showing just a little skin is enough to make you look better than those who wear deep V-neck dresses. I want to show you that “less is more”. I have collected some of the best side cut dresses and put them in a list. Now let’s check it out.

Hot red bodycon dress with small side cutouts


To start the list, here is a red bodycon dress. Note that the side cutouts are so small and subtle that they look both sexy and cute. Simply pair the dress with a pair of silver open toe heels to complete the outfit with an elegant touch.

Black side-cut knee-length dress

Black Side Cutout Sheath Knee Length Dress

Now let’s talk more about another demure but good looking side cutout dress. This is a knee length dress with a black sheath that also has very small cut outs on the sides. Wear a black open toe ankle strap for a minimal all black look.

White side cut skater dress with deep V neckline

deep skater dress with white side cutout and V-neckline

Up to this point, I’ve featured some flat side-swept dresses that don’t have a backless or deep V-neck to prove that you don’t have to show a lot of skin to look sexy. Now I hope you get the point and I’ll start mixing some extremely sexy dresses with some understated sexy dresses. This deep V-neckline skater dress with white side cutout is a very sexy dress. A great way to style it is to style it in an elegant and feminine way by wearing it with white open toe heels and a silver sequin clutch.

Gray cotton skater dress with three quarter sleeves

gray cotton skater dress with three quarter sleeves

With a cotton dress you look more casual and sporty. For example, here is a gray skater dress with three-quarter sleeves and a side cutout that will help you look young and demurely sexy. I would recommend that you wear white sneakers with the dress to create a casual and breezy look.

Black high split maxi dress with only one side neckline

black high split maxi dress cutout on one side

For a stylish and sexy look, you can wear a black high split maxi dress that is only cut out on the left side of the dress. Pair the dress with black heels with ankle straps and a subtle silver necklace to complete the look.

Black bodycon dress with multiple mini cutouts

black bodycon dress with multiple mini cutouts

For a playful and creative look, you can now choose a casual back dress with multiple mini cutouts on the sides. You can simply wear the dress with nude sandals or white sneakers for a nice and casual street outfit.

Ice blue V-neck low-cut skater dress

Ice blue V-neck low-cut skater dress

Some people call this “ice blue”, others “mint”. Either way, it’s a really attractive and refreshing color that you don’t see too often. The simple color takes this deep V-neckline skater dress with side cutout to the next level. I would recommend that you wear white heels to complete this minimal and remarkable outfit.

Black skater dress with mini cutouts

black skater dress mini cutouts

This is a perfect outfit for those of you who just want to show up and look good enough at a cocktail party. You just want to wear a black skater dress with black heels and ankle straps. The little bit of twist are the small side cutouts in the dress. With the cutouts, the uninteresting outfit becomes really interesting.

Navy fit and flare midi dress

Navy fit and flare midi dress

To dress elegantly and beautifully, you can wear navy side cut, deep V-neck, fitted, flared midi dress. Pair the dress with silver heels and an open toe strap for this minimalist yet gorgeous look.

Black, long-sleeved, asymmetric dress

black asymmetric long sleeve dress with long sleeves

This black dress is truly asymmetrical as the side neckline and slit are on different sides of the dress. With this stylish dress, it makes sense to wear stylish shoes. The black leather ankle boots would be the perfect shoes to wear.

White long flowing dress with a deep V-neckline

white plunging dress with a deep V-neckline

For pure and angelic look, white flowy dress with deep V-neckline and side cutout would be a good choice. Although silver heels would look pretty good with the dress, I would actually go all white and wear a pair of open toe white heels with ankle straps to match the angelic feel.

Black, asymmetrically cut, bodycon dress

Black Asymmetric Bodycon Dress

This is such a stylish and sexy mini dress. It is a black, asymmetrical, bodycon dress with a relatively large cut-out at the top of the waist. The silver heels with ankle straps are the perfect shoes for this dress.

Black dress with a side cleavage and a high neckline

black spaghetti strap side cut high low dress

To create a breezy look, a high, low dress is a good choice. This high low dress is a black side neckline dress with a spaghetti strap that looks so lovely and airy. You can wear it with a pair of black suede boots to add a classy touch to the overall look.

Orange side slit maxi pillow dress

orange maxi pillow dress with cut out side

For a fun look, wear an orange maxi dress to your next cocktail party. This dress is a demure sexy dress with small and subtle side cutouts and a slit. Complement the outfit with nude heeled sandals.

Bodycon dress with burgundy side cutout and black leather jacket

Burgundy side cut bodycon dress, black leather jacket

For a more mature and stylish look, you can wear this semi-sheer body-hugging dress with a burgundy side cutout and a black leather jacket. I would recommend that you wear heels in the exact burgundy color that matches the dress.

I hope you enjoy this list of beautiful outfit ideas I just shared with you. Before you leave, be sure to check out our thousands of other outfit ideas available on this site. Let’s try different outfits and have fun styling.

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