And Just Like That, Halters Became Summer's #1 Micro-Trend

I know it seems like all we can talk about lately is the great Y2K fashion renaissance. Trust me—I was a tween in the era, so there's definitely a lot of sartorial elements that I hoped I'd never see again, but this next trend I'm about to dive into is one that's officially become too big to brush off. Ladies and gentlemen, we present the return of halter necklines. Seeing as the aesthetic of the early aughts is reaching a fever pitch, so too are the going-out looks, and among them, halter tops and dresses are suddenly everywhere I look.

I first took note of the neckline when a handful of designers presented halters in their fall/winter 2020 collections and have even shared the celebrities who are getting on board to prove that this new wave of halters is definitely happening. Now, it's infiltrated my social media feeds and my favorite retailers, who are offering everything from twisted halter tops to strappy numbers. From swimwear to shirts to dresses, continue on to see and shop every cool iteration on the trend.

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@devapollon

If we're talking summer vacation 'fits, this Kim Shui set is pretty much the goal.

I'm seeing a lot more of these strappy, gathered halters.

A Gen Z favorite buy on Amazon.

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@claire_most

Knitted halters are a cool and casual approach to the trend.

Look for updated basics like ribbed dresses and tanks that feature the throwback neckline.

Naturally, Zara has taken the trend and ran with it.

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@claire_most

If you're into the front of this dress, just wait until you see the back.

The kind of dress I want to wear out to a fancy dinner on vacation.

To throw on with jeans and jean shorts.

I actually have this top in white, and I love how many ways there are to tie the straps.

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@haileybieber

There are so many reasons I like this one.

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@sofiamcoelho

The dress you've seen making its way around Instagram.

This gives off rich-mom vibes, if you know what I mean.

This would be a stunning option for a summer wedding.

This twisted neckline is a look we're seeing a lot of lately. This top makes it so easy to wear.

The kind of dress that could easily go from day to night.

Knock out two trends in one go when you wear this crochet piece.

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@nonicyngor

I love that this taps into the vest trend we're seeing, too.

The swimwear versions just keep on getting better and better.

This whole outfit looks like it could have been plucked from 2001.

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