Fall In Love With Summer's Most Stylish Tie-Front Tops

Daisy Duke may be synonymous with the tie-front top, but the shirt actually has a long and pedigreed history. As seen on everyone from ‘50s screen sirens (Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe) to sultry ‘60s Bond girls (Ursula Andress in Dr. No) to ‘70s Charlie’s Angels and ‘90s supermodels (Claudia Schiffer circa her Guess ads), the top has become as iconic as the blue jean.

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    Influencers today, including Diane Kruger and Taylor Tomasi Hill, continue the trend with their of-the-moment interpretations, and the results feel completely current. Whether it's adding a youthful spin to a sophisticated blouse or offering a more accessible way to try the bare-midriff look, this simple knotting trick is easy to do and perfectly on-point for summer. Keep reading to see how the fashionable set are wearing tie-front tops and shop similar essentials!

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    PHOTO: Fame Flynet

    Diane Kruger

    While running errands around Los Angeles last month, The Bridge actress offered a summer-ready take on the bare-midriff trend by pairing American Apparel’s Printed Polyester Mid-Length Tie-Up Blouse ($46) with a pair of Levi’s cutoffs and Report’s Ellonton Flat Sandals ($45) in Tan/Gold.

    Similar Essential:
    Kimchi Blue Tie-Front Tropical Print Shirt ($49) 

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Taylor Tomasi Hill

    Moda Operandi Creative Director Taylor Tomasi Hill showcases effortless layering by styling an oversized, knotted vintage plaid shirt over an Equipment button-up blouse. 

    Similar Essential:
    Organic by John Patrick Plaid Shirt ($225)

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Amy Smart

    On the red carpet at the First Annual Children Mending Hearts Style event in Beverly Hills, the actress tied the front of her white button-up, giving her menswear-inspired ensemble a feminine finish. 

    Similar Essential:
    C&C California Lawn Tie Front Shirt ($88)

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    PHOTO: Splash News

    Jamie Chung

    Spotted shopping in West Hollywood, Chung lent an element of casual cool to her Dolce Vita Calvi Lacework Shorts ($88) with a Gap chambray shirt, LOFT's Long Beaded Tassel Necklace ($20) and Freda Salvador’s Dream Flat Booties ($315).

    Similar Essential:
    Madewell Denim Boy Shirt ($62)

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    PHOTO: Paul & Joe

    Paul & Joe S/S 13

    For spring, designer Sophie Albou hit on luxe vacation dressing with a Hawaiian-print tie-front top paired with silky white trousers. 

    Similar Essential:
    Paul & Joe Orange/Multi Floral Print Silk Machado Shirt  ($470)

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    PHOTO: Isabel Marant

    Isabel Marant S/S 13

    By knotting the Mick Hawaiian Print Shirt ($565) at the waist, Marant took the look, which also consists of the Meriel Printed Shirts ($510) and Caroll Elvis Heeled Sandals ($1035), from luau lovely to city chic.

    Similar Essential:
    American Apparel Rayon Mid-Length Tie-Up Blouse ($46)

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    PHOTO: Rebecca Minkoff

    Rebecca Minkoff S/S 13

    While Minkoff’s Unlined Becky Jacket ($298) in Chalk Multi pairs perfectly with the barely-there Mika Shorts ($498) in Indigo, it could also double as a playful bathing suit cover-up.

    Similar Essential:
    Tory Burch Lobster Brigette Blouse ($195)

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    PHOTO: This Time Tomorrow

    Street Style

    Krystal Bick from This Time Tomorrow
    The San Francisco native lends a playful, summery flair to her look by simply knotting her silk J.Crew blouse instead of tucking it into the Carolina Herrera skirt.

    Similar Essential:
    Equipment Signature Silk Shirt ($208) in Irish Green

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    PHOTO: Le21eme

    Street Style

    A sheer black, tie-front blouse adds subtle sex appeal to the stylish civilian’s low-key outfit. 

    Similar Essential:
    Soft Joie Brant Blouse ($98) in Caviar

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    Tibi

    Stripe Tie Top ($275)

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    Boutique by Jaeger

    Cross Hatch Print Blouse with Tie Front ($168)

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    Two by Vince Camuto

    Plaid Tie Front Blouse ($69)

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    Forever 21

    Polka Dot Tie Denim Shirt ($16)

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    Equipment

    Mina Tie Front Blouse ($198) in Black

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    Joie

    Tryne Top ($208) in Dusty Pink Sand

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    Levi's

    Tie Front Shirt ($55)

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    Lavender Brown

    Tie Front Top ($124)

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Stripe Tie Top

Stripe Tie Top

Tibi, $275
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Aoutien Tie-Front Cropped Silk Shirt

Aoutien Tie-Front Cropped Silk Shirt

Maje, $340
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Tie-Front Tropical Print Shirt

Tie-Front Tropical Print Shirt

Kimchi Blue, $49
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Tie Front Shirt

Tie Front Shirt

Levi’s, $55
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Cross Hatch Print Blouse with Tie Front

Cross Hatch Print Blouse with Tie Front

Boutique by Jaeger, $168
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Tryne Top

Tryne Top

Joie, $208
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Tie Front Top

Tie Front Top

Lavender Brown, $124
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Plaid Tie Front Blouse

Plaid Tie Front Blouse

Two by Vince Camuto, $69
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Mina Tie Front

Mina Tie Front

Equipment, $198
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Polka Dot Tie Denim Shirt

Polka Dot Tie Denim Shirt

Forever 21, $16
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Lobster Brigette Blouse

Lobster Brigette Blouse

Tory Burch, $195
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Orange/Multi Floral Print Silk Machado Shirt

Orange/Multi Floral Print Silk Machado Shirt

Paul & Joe, $470
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Mick Hawaiian Print Shirt

Mick Hawaiian Print Shirt

Isabel Marant, $565
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Meriel Printed Shorts

Meriel Printed Shorts

Isabel Marant, $510
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Caroll Elvis Heeled Sandals

Caroll Elvis Heeled Sandals

Isabel Marant, $1035
SHOP
Rayon Mid-Length Tie-Up Blouse

Rayon Mid-Length Tie-Up Blouse

American Apparel, $46
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Printed Polyester Mid-Length Tie-Up Blouse

Printed Polyester Mid-Length Tie-Up Blouse

American Apparel, $46
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Ellonton Flat Sandal

Ellonton Flat Sandal

Report, $45
SHOP
Plaid Shirt

Plaid Shirt

Organic by John Patrick, $225
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Calvi Lacework Shorts

Calvi Lacework Shorts

Dolce Vita, $88
SHOP
Denim Boy Shirt

Denim Boy Shirt

Madewell, $62
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Dream Flat Booties

Dream Flat Booties

Freda Salvador, $315
SHOP
Lawn Tie Front Shirt

Lawn Tie Front Shirt

C&C California, $88
SHOP
Signature Silk Shirt in Irish Green

Signature Silk Shirt in Irish Green

Equipment, $208
SHOP
Brant Blouse in Caviar

Brant Blouse in Caviar

Soft Joie, $98
SHOP
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