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Clothing: Halter Neck Tops

Posted on Wed, Jan 10th, 2018

Halter ego?

Imagine a soft summer breeze, sitting beside the fountain with an ice cream cone in your hand. What goes with it? A halter neck top. A halter neck is a style of women’s clothing that has its shoulder straps running from the front of the garment to the back of the neck, leaving most of the back uncovered. The name has been derived from livestock halters. Used with swimsuits to maximize sun exposure, it is also quite popular with shirts or dresses to create a backless design. The halter design was at its most popular during the late 1960s and 70s.

The women’s liberation movement has played a big role in bringing about a revolution in women’s clothes, working style and even voting rights. Even the halter top was a result of movements for women’s rights as informal and natural clothing style came into fashion. The first garment to go was the girdle, then the brassier. The new bra-less look was perfect for the revival of the halter top. Casual, comfortable and sexy the halter tops are so easy to make that women could make their own halter tops out of existing tops at their homes.

The halter neckline was first seen on formal gowns in the 1980s. The halter top started being used in swimwear during the 80s as a two-piece bathing suit popularized by Hollywood actresses like Betty Grable. The halter design was then adapted to make elegant tops and jumpsuits. Celebrities like Cher and Goldie Hawn wore halter tops in public. Later, in the 90s, stars like Britney Spears and Mariah Carrey publicized revealing halters in their videos.

A halter top is a tricky thing to wear. The biggest buggers will be the bra straps. Make sure the bra straps are hidden when wearing halters. Choose to wear a convertible bra that has adjustable straps if you can’t go bra-less. Some halter neck clothes are designed in a way that you don’t have to wear a bra with them. This sort will be fairly tight fitted under the bust, and the upper part is shaped to fit and hold the breasts in place like a bra would. They won’t be as supportive as bra, but might be enough to avoid needing one.

Halter top is a good summer garment. It can be worn with jeans, trousers and shorts, printed, crop or loose, with nude sandals and a crossbody bag. Find your ideal halter top at

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