Weekend Plans? You Might Want A Going-Out Top, Like Bella Hadid

Prepare for the big reveal.

Bella Hadid wearing a going out top

by Natalie Hammond |
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Gird your loins because the going out top, in all its carefree glory, is making its return this summer. In Paris, Bella Hadid wore a black ribbed cardigan with a teeny-weeny fastening across the chest that meant a huge tranche of skin was left on show.

Bella Hadid wearing a cut-out black top
Bella Hadid in Paris ©Getty

Across the pond in New York, Emily Ratajkowski has also sported a going out top (albeit during the day) from Cult Gaia, an itsy-bitsy halter neck that exposed a foot of bare skin above her loose-fit jeans. Both tops involve either a cropped length or a cut-out but in quite a specific configuration; look closely and you'll notice that they both have, what we've decided to call, a Bermuda Triangle (of skin, that is).

Emily Ratajkowski wearing a blue cropped shirt
Emily Ratajkowski in New York ©Getty

And you can expect to see it everywhere this summer. Jacquemus's fall 2021 show happened just this week in Paris, but the clothes are available to buy now. In his collection were several of the exact tops we're talking about (Hadid's was worn straight off the catwalk, and the exact style is available in black, red, aqua, tangerine and beige for £270). Just be sure to balance out the bare with something baggy on the bottom (either cargo pants or jeans like Ratajkowski). Now all that's left to do is pray for some decent weather.


SEE: The Celebrity Outfits To Copy When It's Time To Go Out-Out

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Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber has dispensed with pants entirely (that's LA weather for you), wearing a tuxedo blazer with spike-heeled pumps from Amina Muaddi.

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Our favourite out-out muse wore this leather blazer and sheer trousers look in New York.

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Rihanna combined midriff-flossing with criss-cross calves for her latest outing, wearing top-to-toe Rick Owens. Add red lipstick and shades, always.

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner's outfit of an itty-bitty mini, tank top, leather coat and knee-high boots is a roll call of '90s hits. Too retro? As if!

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Kylie Jenner

No one has ever looked this glam in an underground carpark, but that's because Kylie Jenner, queen of out-out style, wore a little pink shirt dress from Valentino.

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Iris Law

You might be hearing alarm bells at the thought of a bustier top, but, paired with high-waisted jeans or a silky slip skirt, it might just be the look of summer 2021.

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Nicola Coughlan

Nicola Coughlan has been our fashion muse for most of lockdown, and we'd love to steal this ruffled number from The Vampire's Wife.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Nobody does back garden dressing quite like Tracee Ellis Ross. This tomato red suit (thrown over the gate by her stylist Karla Welch) is pure magic.

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Victoria Beckham

If you're not going to go short, why not opt for some flirtatious keyhole cut-outs à la Victoria Beckham, who wore her gathered jersey dress for a mirror selfie.

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Alexa Chung

It's all about the contrast between a pair of short-shorts and a prim poplin button-down on Alexa Chung. Bonus points for sheer tights (sexier than opaque).

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