The rapidly rising actress shined in a gorgeous black gown at the Critic's Choice Awards earlier this month. Jennifer Lawrence chose a Prabal Gurung gown from his pre-fall 2013 collection, featuring perfectly placed cutouts and an accent of leather.

The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook star (both movies for which she won best actress in their respective categories at the Critic's Choice) knows how to take fashion risks and looks great in them.

Take some style advice from this beautiful star and embrace cutouts on your dresses and tops! With the right cutouts and mesh insets, you can show off your skin and look sexy, not trashy.

Get the Look: Jennifer Lawrence

A black cutout dress - like the Mesh Inset Cutout Dress from Charlotte Russe, above -  is perfect for any occasion and gives you endless possibilities for accessories and shoes. Try the Chinese Laundry heels, above. I fell in love with them when I first saw them online. Plus, they're part of Kristin Cavallari's (you know, the girl we all loved to hate on Laguna Beach and The Hills) collection for Chinese Laundry.

For a more sophisticated look, mix gold and silver accessories with the black dress. Above, the Snowflake Drops are great earrings for a special night. Add some arm candy with this Leather Wrap Bracelet that adds some edge to your look with gold studs, but also some femininity with silver jewels. Finally, store everything you need for a night out with a simple Box Clutch.

For a night out with friends, add a pop of color with colorful heels and big jeweled accessories in your favorite color.

Want more cutout dresses? Here are my favorite finds:

Cutout Dresses

Note: The first three dresses are from NastyGal because the dresses from the online retailer are so great; I want them all. I thought I'd share their best cutout dresses with you all.

  1. Lulu Polka Dot Dress
  2. Prima Cutout Dress
  3. Hit the Spot Dress
  4. Asos Skater Dress
  5. Mesh Paneled Drape Dress
  6. Colorblocked Scuba Dress

 

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