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Mesh Garments and Cutout Clothes

Five years ago cutout and mesh garments were considered tacky. In 2016, however, it is quite the opposite. As we make our way into the warm weather months, the more cutout and mesh you can work into your wardrobe, the better! This mainstream trend is popping up in many forms including but not limited to: swimwear, activewear, and daytime wear. If you have been avoiding this trend, today I am sharing with you a few tips and tricks to keep your mesh garments looking just as classy as you are!


Mesh garments

Mesh garments


The Length

When you are working with a mesh dress or skirt, keep the length below the knee. While I have nothing against mini skirts and dresses, save those pieces for the beach. For a ladylike ensemble, a midi length garment is always the way to go. In the featured outfit, this shorts/skirt hybrid is appropriate for teatime because of the length.



Mesh garments


The Neckline

Another easy way to keep your mesh garments in check is to cover your shoulders – although a bit old-fashioned. Picture this ensemble with a strappy halter top instead. Undoubtedly it would change the whole mood and feel of the outfit. Even if a jacket or blazer would be too hot where you live, consider cap sleeves, or a shawl for a more elegant look.


Mesh garments


The Accessories

You already know my stance on jewelry and accessories, but believe it or not, it is even more important with an ensemble like this! Just think, had I painted my lips with a red lacquer, the vibe would have gone from sweet to steamy. The same goes with the shoes – a lace-up high heel versus a wedge heel. Finally, just like a strand of pearls, an ultra feminine necklace emanates high-class.


Mesh garments

mesh garments


A special thanks to Current Clothing for bringing you this content. Shop this look at CC or shop similar styles below:

Jacket (similar here and here) | Top | Skirt (similar here and here) | Shoes | Lipstick

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  • Reply Diana B. May 16, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    As I was reading this I can imagine myself applying all these tips! This is so great 😀
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Kelsey K. May 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Thank you for the GREAT feedback, Diana! I am so glad that you find these tips useful. Happy Monday!


      • Reply Diana B. May 17, 2016 at 8:19 pm

        Ofcourse and you’re welcome! 😀
        Diana | Fashion Review

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