After the return of the wide-leg denim shorts to the rise of midriff flossing, a new fashion trend is turning heads: cut-outs. 

It goes without saying that the cut-out trend has become one of the most sought-after trends in 2021. From bodycon dresses to bodysuits, jeans and t-shirts, this trend has taken over the catwalk along with our Instagram feed, as we’ve seen our favourite influencers styling their take on the cut-out trend.

It was back in Paris for Haute Couture Week when we spotted Bella Hadid wearing a lace camisole and yoga pants circa 2007, with eye-catching cut-outs. Shortly after, we spotted Kim Kardashian debuting a lace dress by Barragán while visiting the Vatican in Rome. As a result, the trend spiked immensely, making it a must-have in every fashionista’s closet. 

After seeing designers debuting their fall ’21 collections, everything changed. We spotted Jonathan Simkhai’s collection, which featured leather pants with cut-out detailing and holes throughout various dresses. Even Cult Gaia hardly had a garment that didn’t consist of a side or hip cut-out. We’ve seen the trend in a super redefined style, along with a bold yet daring approach. And by the looks of it, it seems like the cut-out trend will be sticking around for a while. 

Dare to try? The styling possibilities are endless, and our favourite influencers have left us with some major style inspiration. We propose you approach this trend in a simple and less is more mindset.

Ahead, find your favourite influencers and how they styled this season’s most significant trend.

jennifer Lopez

nour arida

Nour Arida opted for a chic everyday dress with side cut-outs.

jessica kahawaty

Jessica Kahawaty wore a pastel blue button-down top with cut-outs on the sleeve.

olivia culpo

Olivia Culpo went all out in a bodycon long-sleeve dress, showcasing the ultimate cut-outs spotted on both sides of the dress.

dua lipa

Biker shorts for the win. Dua Lipa wore neon pink shorts with cut-out detailing coming down the centre of each leg – and we are beyond here for this colour combo.

dana hourani

It’s safe to say that Dana Hourani can never do no wrong when it comes to her style. The star opted for a cut-out dress that balanced playfulness and modern appreciation of the trend.

Danielle Bernstein

The queen of street style opted for cut-out jeans paired with a midriff flossing top to add an equal balance of cut-out detailing.

Kourtney kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian went all out in lace detailing pants filled with a cut-out from start to finish.