As of late, we have noticed a trend bubbling up—tube tops—that is hard to ignore. This style of top is nothing new, and right about now you are probably reflecting on your 13-year-old self wearing nothing but a tube top, jean shorts, and jelly sandals (ah, the good life). While that was no doubt a special time in your childhood, you have since matured and so has the tube top.
Street style stars and retailers are showing us that wearing a tube top on top of another shirt—button-downs, T-shirts, sweaters, you name it—is officially a thing. The best part about this styling trick is that it instantly slims down your waist, acting almost like a belt would. We recommend buying these tops in materials that air on the fitted side to get the most out of their magical powers. Ahead, shop the tube tops we think will make you look like your slimmest self, with no exercise needed.
Keep reading to shop the trend that is officially back.
Your co-workers won't know what hit them.
This takes knitwear to another level.
The addition you didn't know your sweater needed.
This texture is perfect for fall and winter.
This would look great over a plain T-shirt.
Copying this look ASAP.
For when your outfit is in need of a subtle print.
This red version will do wonders over a basic button-down.
Your waist looks slimmer already.
When the tube top meets evening-wear…
The only way to not make a sweatshirt look bulky.
Your New Year's Eve look is in need of this top.
Wear this in the summer as is or over a sweater in the cooler months.