This $460 Cult Gaia dress is the dress of the summer — here are 5 affordable alternatives to it

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If you’ve been on Instagram, TikTok or even just walking around in public lately, you’ve probably seen someone wearing some version of Cult Gaia’s Serita Cutout Dress. While the cutout dress has been a celebrity favorite for a while now —everyone from Candice Swanepoel to Hailey Bieber has been spotted wearing it — this summer, it’s hard to avoid it.

Cult Gaia Serita Cutout Dress, $458

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According to Cult Gaia, the Serita is “a cutout woven knit maxi dress.” It features a sexy cutout that highlights your waist and “a bra silhouette with a bare all open back.” Currently, the dress is available in five neutral hues and four sizes on Cult Gaia’s website, but the dress comes with a pretty hefty price tag of $458.

Luckily, when something is popular (and very pricey), other brands hop on the trend and produce their own style renditions. Below, shop five affordable alternatives to the popular Cult Gaia style.

1. NUFIWI Womens Sexy Knitted Cut Out Spaghetti Strap Long Dress, $20.79

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This dress has earned four of five stars from Amazon shoppers and has reviewers saying they “absolutely love this dress.” Wear this dress on vacation, out to dinner, lunch or at pretty much any warm-weather occasion.

2. Antopmen Women Spaghetti Straps Knitted Maxi Dress, $19.99+

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This sultry dress, made primarily of cotton, doesn’t have any annoying zippers or buttons and simply pulls right on. This dress is a No. 1 release on Amazon and fits true to size.

3. Acelyn Womens Sexy Knitted Cut Out Casual Summer Beach Long Dress, $24.98

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This maxi dress comes in nine different colors along with shorter styles. This dress is super soft and very breathable, so you can comfortably wear it all day long.

4. Beginning Boutique Oriana Cut Out Mini Dress, $79.99

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Stepping away from the neutral color palette for a moment, this bright orange dress is perfect for summer. Beginning Boutique has a ton of adorable knit mini dresses, but this just might be the favorite.

5. Princess Polly Silas Mini Dress, $50

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Available in sizes 0-12, this mini dress from Princess Polly has that same trendy cutout look but in a shorter style. This dress is unlined, made with a ribbed material and has adjustable straps.

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