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.
Fall In Love With Summer's Most Stylish Tie-Front Tops
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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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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.
Kimchi Blue Tie-Front Tropical Print Shirt ($49)
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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.
Organic by John Patrick Plaid Shirt ($225)
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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.
C&C California Lawn Tie Front Shirt ($88)
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For spring, designer Sophie Albou hit on luxe vacation dressing with a Hawaiian-print tie-front top paired with silky white trousers.
Paul & Joe Orange/Multi Floral Print Silk Machado Shirt ($470)
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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.
American Apparel Rayon Mid-Length Tie-Up Blouse ($46)
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A sheer black, tie-front blouse adds subtle sex appeal to the stylish civilian’s low-key outfit.
Soft Joie Brant Blouse ($98) in Caviar
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Stripe Tie Top ($275)
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Boutique by Jaeger
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Two by Vince Camuto
Plaid Tie Front Blouse ($69)
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Mina Tie Front Blouse ($198) in Black
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Tryne Top ($208) in Dusty Pink Sand
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Tie Front Shirt ($55)
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Tie Front Top ($124)