The trend that started with ripped jeans has now graduated into a high street fashion staple — we’re talking about cut-outs, of course! From A-listers and supermodels to pop icons and Bollywood stars, everyone loves this skin-baring style that lets you add an element of oomph to any outfit.
Be it tiny slits or keyhole cutouts or even the Dua Lip-approved single torso cut — there are a thousand ways to style this trend. If you’re looking for a quick masterclass on styling cut-outs like a pro, here are some helpful picks:
Waist cut-outs can be dressy and elegant. Stepping out for a date and want a subtle sneak-peek? Go for something like this playful maxi dress with vintage-inspired retro puff sleeves that add some drama to your OOTD.
Pair them with gold-toned accessories and a pair of heels and you’re good to go!
Aahana Kumra wears a classic contrast stitch jumpsuit with a cut-out at the front waist. The sporty element makes it wearable and it’s perfect for a night of clubbing or a post-work get-together.
Planning a cocktail wardrobe? Cut-outs can add an edge to classic silhouettes. The shimmery black number, for instance, has symmetrical cut-outs at the waist which add an illusion of height. You can also opt for diagonal cut-outs or asymmetrical one-sided cuts, depending on the length of your dress.
This cottagecore printed number has a chic cut-out front tie detailing which adds a dash of glamour to the neckline. The bell sleeves help balance out the proportions of the outfit making it more versatile.
Channel Kylie Jenner’s risque style in this pair of denim featuring a strategic hip cut-out. You can use it to show off a tattoo or pair it with a turtleneck. You can also add small, flirty cut-outs to your regular trousers if you’re keen on exploring this trend.
This audacious trikini is your best bet of channelling a Kardashian vibe! Shivan and Narresh’s one-shoulder cut-out ‘trikini’ with Sol Mesh Stockings are party-ready and can flatter most body types, especially if you’re looking for something that highlights your curves.