Mama always told us not to play with scissors, but clearly these Edward Scissorhands wannabe designers weren't listening. The Spring 2010 runways at New York Fashion Week kept last spring's ubiquitous cutout trend alive, resulting in slashes, perforations and gaping holes galore.

And to think of all the moth-eaten sweaters and holey T-shirts we've stupidly thrown out over the years.

Take a look at these trend-setting cutout runway looks ... or just grab some scissors and start cutting.

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Spring 2010 Trend: Cutouts
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Spring 2010 Trend - Cutouts

    Jill Stuart - Spring 2010

    Fang-like slits along the arms and belly added serious edge to Jill Stuart's Spring 2010 collection. But does anyone else see a bearded dude's face?

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    Alexander Wang - Spring 2010

    Finally -- a runway look for UPS employees who just want to show off their happy trail. For his Spring 2010 line, Alexander Wang chose to put the spotlight on the lower belly, dangerously close to the pelvic bone. Tall girls, consider yourself warned.

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    Carolina Herrera - Spring 2010

    Coming soon to a Renee Zellweger premiere near you: this dramatic Carolina Herrera for Spring 2010 gown with slivers of bare skin over the breasts.

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    Cushnie Et Ochs - Spring 2010

    Well, here's the perfect dress for slashing, er, flashing some cleavage. Cushnie et Ochs' little black dress is just one of many sliced-and-diced looks the duo showed for Spring 2010.

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    Erin Wasson - Spring 2010

    Denim one-alls and ribs just seem to go together, don't they? Blue jean baby queens with rock-hard abs can show them off in this cutout romper from the Erin Wasson x RVCA Spring 2010 collection.

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    Hervé Léger - Spring 2010

    Herve Leger's shimmering onesie for whippet-thin ice skaters from Spring 2010 boasts flesh-exposing cutouts that wouldn't have been out of place in Buffalo Bill's sewing room.

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    Max Azria - Spring 2010

    The pleated slits on this nude dress from Max Azria's Spring 2010 show guarantee an up close and personal profile shot. Choose your underwear accordingly.

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    Michael Kors - Spring 2010

    This watercolor skirt and pastel sweater combo scream Michelle Obama, but the coming apart at the seams style -- while adding edge to an otherwise elegant ensemble -- might mean First Lady style scandal come spring.

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    Rodarte - Spring 2010

    So much for fall's bulky shoulders. The latest collection from the always inventive Rodarte sisters included tribal, organic-feeling cutouts such as this tangled, bare-shoulder creation.

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    Yigal Azrouël - Spring 2010

    Bathing suit shopping just got a whole lot scarier thanks to the asymmetrical cutout side panels of Yigal Azrouel's white one-piece for Spring 2010. The pale and pudgy need not apply.

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