Every Top I Want Right Now Has This Classic Neckline

Whether running errands, getting dressed for work, or planning my next evening look, jeans and a nice top is a formula that I—and I'm sure many of you—rely on. This combination has become such a staple that brands even began creating sections of their websites dedicated to this iconic pairing. As a dedicated alumni of the "jeans and a nice top" fan club, I spend a lot of time searching for the perfect top, and on my recent search, I found that every top I'm falling for right now has the same feature: a sweetheart neckline. 


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The sweetheart neckline has never looked cooler. For a time, sweetheart necklines were mostly reserved for bridesmaid dresses, but a resurgence came when much-loved brand Khaite designed a sweetheart neckline top that almost all the fashion crowd had, or wanted. Whether featured on minimalist staples or patterned tops, the beauty of the neckline is that it's incredibly flattering and has an elegant feel in its classic design.

Alongside the traditional curved sweetheart neckline is the inverse sweetheart neckline. Instead of dipping at the cleavage, the inverse style curves upwards in the centre. Whichever style you choose, tops with the neckline have an expensive-looking feel whatever the price point. 


(Image credit: @jeannine.roxas)

The inverse sweetheart neckline looks seriously premium. 

If you're looking to embrace this flattering neckline, I've made an edit of the best sweetheart neckline tops on the market. Just keep scrolling to explore them. 


Next: The 9 Expensive-Looking Pieces on the High Street This Week

Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.