Cutwork tops and blouses are having a moment, so I’ve found 10 you can buy right now.
As the the weather isn’t exactly scorching, it’s never been easier to introduce long-sleeve tops and lightweight blouses into our summer wardrobes. I’m making the most of it with broderie anglaise and cutwork tops.
Cutwork clothing has been around for centuries and how it’s used has evolved along with the trends — from the ruffs of the Elizabethan era to the modern dresses and blouses of today.
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While it’s often mistaken for lace, it’s actually made through embroidery and not looping or knitting. Holes are cut to reveal dainty (and sometimes incredibly intricate) patterns on the fabric, which is usually cotton.
It’s all in the details, right? It’s not just me that thinks so, as according to Lyst, searches for cutwork pieces have increased by 28% from this time last year.
People have been looking for skirts, dresses, and tops — the last one being the top choice, with an increase in searches by 305%.
Among the more popular pieces right now are & Other Stories’ Anglaise blouse, Zimmerman’s empire broderie midi dress, and Sandro’s Shera mini shirt dress.
Aside from those, I did some searching on my own and found the perfect cutwork tops to achieve an effortless summer look, with blouses from Zara, Sézane, New Look, Mango and more.
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Broderie Anglaise Blouse, £65, & Other Stories – buy now
White Broderie Collar Puff Sleeve Blouse, £22.99, New Look – buy now
Babydoll Collar Blouse, £35.99, Mango – buy now
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Paloma Top, £70, Sezane – buy now
Broderie Shirt, £47.20, Warehouse – buy now
Dottie White Lace Detail Blouse, £148, Reiss – buy now
Swiss Embroidery Cotton Top, £19.99, Mango – buy now
Poplin Shirt with Broderie Anglaise, £103.80, Twinset – buy now
Guipure Top, £249, Maje – buy now
Shirt with Cutwork Embroidery, £29.99, Zara – buy now
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