Tube Tops Are Back—Here's the 2023 Way to Wear Them

If there’s one trend we guarantee you’re going to see everywhere this season, it’s tube tops. As a ’90s and early aughts fashion favorite, this strapless top is giving us major nostalgia. So when fashion girls everywhere started wearing outfits featuring tube tops, we knew the look was officially back.

From leather tops to structured versions, the tube top has come back and is better than ever—and they’re more versatile than you think. If you’re not quite sure how to style them, let us get you started. We looked to our favorite insiders for the coolest ways to wear them that feel very 2023.

Whether you’re looking to wear them for a hot summer day or want to dress them up for a night out, these outfits will inspire you to add an easy tube top into your summer wardrobe rotation. Keep scrolling to shop the six outfit ideas, starting out with a look I just wore.

Leather Top + Linen Pants + Leather Trench + Heels


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I recently wore this outfit and built it around this incredible leather tube top from LPA. The linen pants soften the look a bit while the leather trench makes it feel pulled-together.

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Black Top + White Pants + Belt


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This outfit shows how to pull off a tube top in a sophisticated way by simply adding a pair of tailored trousers and a cool belt.

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Black Top + White Skirt + Colorful Bag


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This look is the ultimate easy vacation outfit to pack into your suitcase. I love the addition of the bright bag to add a pop of color.

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Structured Top + Black Pants + Pumps


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For the evening, look for structured tops like this one that lends an elevated feel to the look. When paired with trousers and nude pumps, you have the ultimate outfit for any event.

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Ribbed Top + Utility Pants + Animal-Print Bag


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Our Editor in Chief Kat Collings was recently snapped in this cool look pairing a ribbed tube top and utility pants with a zebra-print bag. This is the perfect spring outfit to wear on repeat.

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Printed Rop + Slip Skirt + Flats


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Here’s another amazing vacation look that’s perfect for anyone who is a fan of prints and color.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.