Bib Halter Tops Are So Totally Back, How Do You Feel About It?


Dawson Creek‘s most fashionable via Nylon

Circa 1998, I was super into the layered look. Like many other teens of the era, I was tying bib halter tops over T-shirts. If it got cold, that thin extra bit of fabric was sure to keep me cozy, right? That’s what I told myself, at least.

Back then, it was totally normal to wear a shirt upon a shirt so they were both visible, making it look like a bold fashion choice. I distinctly remember my favorite and most frequently worn top: a rainbow tie-dyed number that I liked to sport when I was feeling especially “cool.” Sometimes, I’d even pair it with a color-swirled matching skirt.

Thankfully, as the 2000s rolled around, the need to layer tanks fell by the wayside. The bib top, however, remained. Our favorite TV friends made us feel like we could successfully pull off the trend, too. If Joey Potter — awkward tomboy and resident love interest of Dawson and Pacey — could do it, so could we.

More than a decade later, this halter tank trend has evolved and is making a stylish comeback and we couldn’t be happier about it.

Check out two of our favorite items below, then let us know if you’re ready to embrace this look.

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  1. tche1478 07/09/2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Hm. I think it’s cute, but I really loath shirt styles that I can’t wear a normal bra with. If they have built-in bras, fabulous, I’ll buy. But if they don’t, I actually pass no matter how much I love it, because I’m not comfortable with the flimsiness of strapless bras.

  2. Brook 07/09/2014 at 11:41 pm #

    I have to agree with the bra thing. For most large chested women this style is a nightmare!
    I have yet to find a decent built in bra that had a bit of support to it. The person that can invent the halter WITH built in support bra would be a billionaire =)

  3. Alexis 07/10/2014 at 11:22 am #

    This look is OK if u have a small or medium size chest. For one reason only you cannot wear a bra with it and the larger chest you have the more support you need to keep them up. Plus if you are wide shoulder it can cause an
    uncomfortable look and makes you look wider than you actually are. These tops are cute if you can pull it of like those tall fit model but truly we all don’t like. We are made up different sizes, shape, everything but it about what works best for your body and what you feel comfortable in. If you like this look and it fits you good then go for it.

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