Watch Out: Halterneck is Back

Watch Out: Halterneck is Back

Watch Out: Halterneck is Back

Obviously, it's just right for a hot girl summer.

Obviously, it's just right for a hot girl summer.

Text: Xinrou Shu

As low waist pants, shoulder bags and bead necklaces are sweeping over social media feeds, it's not hard to tell Y2K renaissance is the tone of 2021. Yet, Y2K fashion is incomplete without a halterneck. If Paris Hilton’s iconic silver dress at her 21st birthday may have flashed in your mind, you’d know what we’re talking about. The halterneck is more flattering than off-shoulder while being more fun than crop tops. For halterneck’s triumphant return, V has picked some halter tops and dresses for you to hop on the trend.

Dion Lee - Black Lustrate Fork Halter Dress; $590

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This is a sleeveless halter neck midi dress featuring a racerback & striking cutout at the waist. Straps at the neck and waist are fastened with e-hook hardware. The cut from a two-tone ribbed lustrate stretch knit for a body-skimming silhouette. 

Givenchy - White Open Knit Halter Top; $548

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If Pheobe Buffay lives in 2021, she'd sing Smelly Cat in this sleeveless open-knit cotton-blend top. Rib-knit trims throughout and sleeve-style self-tie halter straps all balances halter's sexiness out, adding some playful flakiness into the design.

Balmain - Black Rib Knit Button Halter Tank Top; $950

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This sleeveless rib-knit viscose-blend tank top with Halter straps is a go-to piece for a simple Friday hangout. The logo-engraved gold-tone hardware speaks for low-key luxury.

Superdown - Amerie Pleated Halter Top ; $54

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Satin, a criss-cross halter neckline with hook and eye closure and pleated neckline details all effortlessly emblematize classic elegance. 

Nicholas - Allia Dress ; $495

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Some things are evident. It’s obvious that you must have this dress for a night out. With a halter neckline, a plunging V-neck and an open back, this silk dress tells us what is sexy in a non-flirty way.

RETROFÊTE - Doris Printed Silk Halter Top; $295

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Reviving the quintessential going out top, the label's Doris scarf top is tied along a halter neckline in their marbled stretch silk satin. The pink prints make it a perfect pick for a summer getaway.

Bottega Veneta - Twist-Front Ribbed Cotton and Silk-blend Tank; $790

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Looking at the color and silhouette of this top,  you'll see why it represents "bold and confident." It's made from vibrant azure cotton and silk-blend that's ribbed for texture and has an artfully twisted neckline. Just leave the hem untucked over leather shorts.

Ramy Brook - Fern Stripe Silk Halter Top; $295

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Painterly stripes adorn this luscious silk halter top, which is finished with a soft bow at the nape of the neck. Bright and exuberant color stripes make it another must-have piece for a summer vacay.

Cult Gaia - Cameron Knit Dress; $458

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Taught at the center with a knot, this floor-length knit dress in cotton jersey features a halter neckline, thoughtful cutouts and an open back. Whether you save it for a rainy day or a warm-weather escape, the Cameron is going to be worth the hype.

Credits: Cover image courtesy of Bottega Veneta


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