Bored of the usual outfits and ensembles you cycle through day in and out? Give your wardrobe a much-needed rejuvenation and a zap of style with these distinctive asymmetric tops. These designs are playful and fun, and they would most definitely show off your impeccable sartorial sensibilities.
Scroll through for some of our favourite and affordable options.
Text: Ho Guo Xiong
Much like a bralette, a bikini top can be easily styled for work — just a slip into a blazer to complete a sexy yet professional look. We’re loving this All Sister design as it uses eco-friendly Econyl fabric that’s said to be made from litter found in the sea.
Another simple yet well-designed piece, this Klarra top features a triangular cutout, revealing just one end of your collarbone. Sophisticated and not OTT, you can easily carry it off at work with a pair of slim-cut pants and pumps.
Unconventional designs that look like it took inspiration from Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo do not have to cost a fortune. Case in point: This Zara iteration that features puffed sleeves, a pleated front and a handkerchief hemline. Classy and wallet-friendly.
If the thought of asymmetric tops conjures up images of artistic and unwearable pieces, then you definitely haven’t seen this Love, Bonito piece. The twist shoulder strap of this top is subtle yet effective, and it’s work-appropriate too. Wear with pants or midi skirt — your choice. The top also comes in white and teal if you want to switch it up.
A white shirt doesn’t have to be basic — just look at this asymmetric number from Poplook. You can choose to wear it oversized and billowy or tie the accompany sash (that’s reminiscent of a judo belt) to add a modern, sporty edge (a la Off-White’s Industrial Belt) while cinching the waist.
Lace is undeniably feminine and sexy. And when it’s made into a fun asymmetric top like this Fayth piece, it really shows off your style and playfulness. It’s definitely a piece that your parents (and in-laws) will approve.