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How To Wear Criss Cross Dress

How To Wear Criss Cross Dress

The Criss Cross dress is a very sexy type of dress that comes in a variety of shapes. Sometimes the cross is in the front of the dress, which makes it an open chess dress. In other cases it will appear on the back of the dress making it a backless dress. Occasionally it appears at the waist, which makes the dress look like a two-piece dress. Regardless of where exactly the cross appears, the result is often a feminine and sexy look. Sounds like a lot of fun? Let’s dive right into some of the best criss cross outfit outfit ideas.

Black Criss Cross Halter High Split Maxi Dress


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It’s 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’s a black criss cross neck high split maxi dress. It requires you to show some skin just below the chest area. The high split cut allows you to show off your legs too. To add a touch of elegance and make your legs look longer, silver heels with open toes are the perfect choice for the shoes.

Dark blue and white striped Cris Cross Back midi dress

Dark blue and white striped midi dress with a crossed back
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As mentioned earlier, the cross can also appear on the back of a dress. As an example, this is a really adorable dark blue and white striped midi flare dress with a crossed back. 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. Make sure, however, that something that is so sexy is not worn on the first date.

Burgundy Velvet Criss Cross Front Body Shift Dress

Burgundy Velvet Criss Cross Front Body Shift Dress
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Here’s a burgundy plunging V-neck dress that features the criss-cross pattern right in the V-neck area. For those of you who don’t mind showing off skin but don’t want to show off high profile, the wearers can only help achieve what you want. To elegantly complete the outfit, simply wear bare, open toe heels.

Criss Cross Fit and Flare Chiffon Mini Dress

Criss Crosis Fit and Flare Chiffon Mini Dress
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For an absolutely cheerful and airy look, you need to consider wearing this pale pink crisscross body-hugging chiffon dress. Very interesting, so that the breeze feels even stronger, the dress is combined with brown boho-style sandals.

Red Criss Cross Bodycon Dress in Front

red, criss-cross cut, figure-hugging dress
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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 figure-hugging dress looks even better than the super sexy plunging v-neck dresses. The cut and amount of skin shown just feel right. You can simply pair the dress with gold open toe shoes to make the outfit more eye-catching.

Two-piece dress with a white halter top and white flower mini skirt

two-piece dress white halter top white flowers mini skirt
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This is a very creative design that uses a cross pattern in the waist area to join a halter top and floral mini skirt to make a two piece dress.

Criss Cross halter maxi dress with high slit

Criss Cross halter maxi dress with high slit
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“Criss Cross” and “High Slit” work wonderfully together. As an example, here is a beautiful and stylish black maxi dress that has both a cross neckline and a high slit. You can simply wear it with black open toe heels to complete the outfit elegantly.

Gray criss cross shift dress

gray criss cross shift dress
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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 front shift dress like this one, you can pair it with gray suede short boots to complete this cozy and approachable look.

Black airy flower dress

black airy flower dress
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For me it is always interesting to see whether a cute element with sexy cuts can be integrated into a dress. As an example, here is a black, airy floral dress with a criss-cross breast cut. The result is surprisingly astonishing. To style this airy and beautiful black chiffon dress, you can simply wear it with open toe black heels. Alternatively, you can wear nude heeled sandals to add a touch of boho style that matches the airy feel.

Black Crater Cross Skater Dress

black crater cross skater dress
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As mentioned earlier, the position in which the cross appears in a dress can often be very creative. This black skater dress actually has the cross 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 a low-key sexy street outfit that can be casually worn with a pair of canvas shoes. For more outfit ideas for similar shoes, check out our blog post on styling canvas shoes.

Navy floral backless mini dress

Navy floral backless mini dress
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If you have a nice back and, even better, nice skin, wearing this dark blue crisscross 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 solid color cocktail party dresses. I would recommend pairing the dress with brown boho-style heeled sandals to complete the outfit in style.

Two-piece dress with a cream-colored crop top and pencil skirt

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The off-white bodycon midi dress is a two-piece dress that uses the cross 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

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Below that list, this is a really casual purple shift dress that is perfect to wear as a street outfit. For a chic and casual look, team the dress with gray suede thigh high boots.

Silver and white sequins and chiffon dress

silver and white sequin and chiffon dress
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This is a sexy open chest mini dress that consists of two parts. It is a combination of a silver sequin top and a white mini skirt made of white chiffon. Wear silver heels to complete this gorgeous and youthful outfit.

Gray bodycon midi sweater dress

gray, figure-hugging midi sweater dress
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Here is a minimal look that includes a gray knit sweater dress. The dress has a figure-hugging fit and a crossed breast cut. You can just wear nude heeled sandals to complete this feminine and sexy outfit.

Hope you enjoy the cross dress outfit ideas that I shared with you. Before you leave, be sure to check out our thousands of other outfit ideas available on this website as well.

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