TREND UPDATE | How to Wear Cutout Tops & Crops


We’re all going back to back to basics, aren’t we? Less makeup, minimalist outfits, and strategic cut-outs are seen on top bloggers like Amanda Shadforth (picture), Vanessa from The Haute Pursuit and Australian blogger Kait Ham of Modern Legacy.


How to Wear Cutout Tops & Crops: Amanda Shadforth takes an edgy approach.

The key to recycling the good ‘ol crop top or cutout top trend is to pair them with sleek minimalist pieces. Otherwise, you’d look like you’re still in the 90s. Think blazers, culottes and slacks. Black and white will never go out of style and is easy to pull off too.


How to Wear Cutout Tops & Crops: Try cutouts at the back or a top with an oversized arm hole.


Step 1: keep your skin in tip-top condition.

To help achieve fair and firm skin, NIVEA has created a Whitening & Firming Range combining Vitamin C of 95% purity and Q10. It’s the first of its kind in Malaysia as it offers dual functionality – whitening and firming benefits in a single application.

Vitamin C of 95% purity has the ability to repair dull and uneven skin tone caused by sun exposure.

Q10 is a powerful coenzyme produced by the skin found in every human cell that ensures energy supply for skin cells. However, this substance decreases as we age.

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  • NIVEA Instant White Firming Body Range
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Step 2: choose the right fashion piece to flaunt your skin.

We asked the stylists at Zalora, Asia’s leading online fashion destination, for some tips and tricks.

Cut out fashion is all the rage now. It gives women the opportunity to explore a very individualistic and creative platform to express themselves. In essence, clothes with cut-outs lend a playful peek-a-boo effect sans fear of over-exposing. Wearing cut-outs also takes a certain amount of confidence and attitude. And here in ZALORA, we believe that fashion is all about having fun and self-expression, so if wearing something with cut-outs makes a woman feel feminine and confident, we are all for it.

Beauty-loving fashionistas can show off firm, fair and healthy looking skin without revealing too much. Strategically and sensibly placed cutouts are one way. Other choices to look out for which are very popular now are culottes and capri pants which show some skin without revealing too much. Sleeveless jumpsuits and flowy long skirts with slits are other pieces that you could incorporate into your wardrobe.

Outfits from Zalora that accentuates radiant skin. In our latest ZALORA collection, we have some great maxi dresses which feature alluring side cut-out panels, and made with soft and comfortable fabrics. These dresses also come in bright colours, and what better way to follow the cut-out fashion trend than with another bold hue?

Zalora cut-out maxi dress
If you feel you can’t pull off a cut-out on your waist, stomach or back, we suggest trying a top with small cutouts at the shoulders or neckline.

Zalora cold shoulder top

These pieces, like many others that are now available on will surely accentuate radiant skin of any woman anywhere.



NIVEA will be giving away RM10 Zalora shopping vouchers with every purchase of NIVEA Whitening & Firming lotion pack worth RM25.30.

The voucher can then be used to purchase your favourite cut-out outfit from Zalora – Asia’s Leading Online Fashion Destination.

And the good news doesn’t end there.


2 lucky readers from Wondermika get to walk away with NIVEA Extra White Firming Body Range & NIVEA Instant White Firming Body Range, each worth RM111!

All you have to do is:

  1. Like the WONDERMIKA Facebook page.
  2. Like the post
  3. Comment “I want to flaunt it with NIVEA!” and tag 2 friends.

Open to those residing in Malaysia and able to collect the price in Klang Valley. 2 winners picked at random.

Good luck, lovelies!

Credit: Main image by OracleFox.