Tube Tops Are Back, and Here's How to Wear Them

Sure, we love a good off-the-shoulder top for summer, but 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 smocked tops and ruffles to cropped bandeaus, 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 It girls for the coolest ways to wear them without looking like you’ve time traveled from the past decade or two.

Whether you’re looking to wear them for a hot summer day or want to dress them up for an unexpected take on formal attire, these stylish ladies will inspire you to add an easy tube top into your summer wardrobe rotation.

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For an essential summer outfit to wear on a hot day, pair a smocked tube top with a white tennis skirt or pleated shorts.

Wear this with a white skirt or with jeans.

Available in sizes 0X to 3X.

We love a good tennis skirt.

Available in sizes 0 to 8.

Embrace your inner Spice Girl and wear a cool tube top styled with some vinyl pants. Get even more edge with a bright color like red.

Now these are cool.

Available in sizes 25 to 30.

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Dress up a ruffled bandeau top for when you have a slightly more formal event. We recommend a chic pencil skirt.

Let this be your next going-out top.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Wear this to the office and to drinks afterward.

Available in sizes 12 to 24.

There’s nothing easier and chicer than a neutral ensemble simple tube top and linen pants. You’ll be ready for the day in no time.

The perfect summer top.

Available in one Size.

You’ll turn heads in these.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

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Want a little more coverage? Try layering a knit top over a button-down shirt for an outfit that feels more grown-up.

This looks so comfortable.

Available in one Size.

The striped seams will make your legs look miles long.

Available in sizes 00 to 24.

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We love a good matching set as much as the next girl. Especially when it has embroidery details all over. Accessorize with your jewelry to keep the attention on your outfit.

This top is a cool-girl favorite.

Available in sizes S to L.

Why not get the matching pants too?

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

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A beaded tube top paired with satin trousers will give you the amount of polish you need while also providing a refreshing take on formal wear.

Wear this to an upcoming formal event.

Available in sizes 0 to 6.

This color is so good for summer.

Available in sizes 36 to 42.

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For a casual summer look, wear your tube top with a pair of baggy jeans. Throw on a cardigan if it’s a little breezy out.

This will become an everyday staple.

Available in sizes XS to L.

It’s official—baggy jeans are in.

Available in sizes 25 to 36.

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Yes, tube tops can be on the dressy side. Throw on a pair of high-waisted trousers and a blazer for a look that’ll certainly turn heads.

Area has the coolest pieces.

Available in sizes S to L.

Dress up any look with this blazer.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

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A monochromatic look is an outfit worth celebrating. Wear a cool white top with wide-leg jeans for a look that’ll make you stand out in the crowd.

It girls love pieces from Are You Am I.

Available in sizes XS to L.

These will make a great alternative to your standard wide-leg trousers.

Available in sizes UK 4 to UK 18.

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A simple tube top paired with vintage-inspired high-waisted jeans will give you a cool and casual going-out look that’ll feel so fresh.

These jeans will be your next favorite pair.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

This will go with anything you wear.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Trust us on this one—you’re going to be wearing tube tops like never before.