The Daytime Cage Black Dress (Including a Petite and Plus Size Pick Under $100)

Little Black Dress of the Week

Cage-like cutouts tend to end up on evening dresses paired with high shine fabrics and embellishment; but plain, grid cut eyelet fabric makes the look work as a less formal interpretation. The texture makes it an option that’s interesting enough to not become a basic (in the boring, bland sense of the word) piece, while maintaining the versatility that makes little black dresses so popular in the first place.

What to Wear With Carvens Black Cutout Eyelet Dress

Carven Cutout Cotton Dress, $830

Carven’s take on the style has a minimally gathered front and uncovered contrasting back panel, with a lining that stops a few inches short of the hem to play up the pattern.

Looks great with: thick strapped, dark metallic sandals that keep the cutout theme running from head to toe, and a statement necklace with rectangular stones.

From top to bottom

Venessa Arizaga Rock With You Necklace, $475

Steve Madden Spycee Platform Pump, $90

Nocturne Reem Necklace, $298

Dr. Martens Clarissa Sandal, $110


Under $100


eShakti Fiona Dress in Black Cotton Eyelet, $95

eShakti’s version has a more classic fit and all-over eyelet, but the same silhouette overall. Aside from the obvious price advantage, eShakti offers standard sizing from 0 up to 36W, customizes according to height – always an advantage for the petite or tall shopper – and offers a number of customization options. If your perfect version of this dress involves a maxi-skirt and a v-neck, for example, they can make it happen.

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