Cut outs have been trending for a while now, but if you were assuming they’d disappear into the fold like many trends of the past, you’d be very much mistaken.
The noughties-style top, worn by the likes of Bella Hadid, Taylor Swift and Cara Delevingne, is one of the must-have items of 2022, along with hero pieces from the era like relaxed fit denim and chunky loafers.
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The beauty of the cut out top is that it can work for literally anyone and at Wear Next, that’s what we celebrate – fashion for every body.
It might appear a little risqué at first glance, but cut outs are as revealing as you make them. You can opt for a glimpse of your back, a flash of skin at the side or perhaps a little underboob – whatever works for you and your style.
As someone who has a slightly hatred for short skirts, cut out tops are an ideal way of flashing some flesh without feeling too exposed. They look sexy, yet understated.
I’ve been holding off on this one for a while, but I’m ready to commit. So I’ve been doing some hunting for the best cut out tops on the high street, and spoiler alert: there are plenty.
From Zara to adidas, here are the best cut out tops to add to your summer wardrobe in 2022.
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Halle Cobalt Blue Cutout Knit Top, £95, KITRI – buy now
Gathered Keyhole Top, £27, & Other Stories – buy now
UO Asymmetric Cut-Out Long Sleeve Top, £39, Urban Outfitters – buy now
Cut-Out Top, £19.99, H&M – buy now
Cut Out Shoulder Ribbed Top, £23.95, NA-KD – buy now
Crystal Daisy Cutout T-Shirt, £360, Area at Koibird – buy now
Poplin Top, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Ribbed Cut-Out Cropped Top, £99, Andreadamo at Farfetch – buy now
Knitted Cut-out Shoulder Detail Top, £35, Topshop – buy now
Long Sleeve Crop Top With Cut Out Back, £15, Monki – buy now
Long-Sleeve T-Shirt With Cut-Out, £25.99, Mango – buy now
‘Blue Version’ Cut-Out Bodysuit, £82, adidas at Farfetch – buy now
Textured Colour Block Top With Cut Out Waist and Tie, £28, ASOS DESIGN – buy now