Yes, Cutouts Are Still a Trend—49 Pieces That Show What They Look Like in 2022


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Anyone who follows the trends coming out of New York, Paris, London, and Milan can tell you that there’s one trend having a moment: cutouts. Typically, you’ll see a trend dominate if you’re lucky for maybe two seasons, but that’s not the case with cutouts as they first emerged back in 2020 and have since held a gorilla grip on the fashion set.

Of course, what’s made this trend relevant is how it comes in so many iterations. There’s everything from traditional oval and circle-shaped keyhole cutouts to down raunchy versions with holes up the side of the dress. There are more grown-up cutouts that give an almost corporate feel with clean-cut minimal lines, unique details like waist tie-ups and chains that elevate them from sultry to showing skin on the sly.

And then there’s the most recent iteration of this trend spotted on S/S 22 and F/W 22 runways, which display these almost never-ending cutouts. Basically, whatever way you want to wear this trend, you can, making cutouts undoubtedly the best trend to buy in 2022

But if that’s not enough to convince you why cutouts are here to stay (and why you should be buying them), ahead I’ve rounded up the best cutout fashion finds to shop. These pieces will convince you that when it comes to cutouts, the limit does not exist.

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Jasmine Fox-Suliaman

Jasmine Fox-Suliaman is a fashion editor living in New York City. What began as a hobby (blogging on Tumblr) transformed into a career dedicated to storytelling through various forms of digital media. She started her career at the print publication 303 Magazine, where she wrote stories, helped produce photo shoots, and planned Denver Fashion Week. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as MyDomaine's social media editor until she was promoted to work across all of Clique's publications (MyDomaine, Byrdie, and Who What Wear) as the community manager. Over the past few years, Jasmine has worked on Who What Wear's editorial team, using her extensive background to champion rising BIPOC designers, weigh in on viral trends, and profile stars such as Janet Mock and Victoria Monét. She is especially interested in exploring how art, fashion, and pop culture intersect online and IRL.