"Second-Skin" Tops Are Trending, and These 20 Are the Coolest

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I have yet to meet a bold and practical trend I didn't like, and "second-skin" tops are no exception. "Second-skin" tops are essentially any top that grazes so close to your body, it might as well be a second layer of skin. While that might sound rather repulsive, the tops themselves are so stunning, you'll forget all about the trend name. This trend has been bubbling for a while now with brands like Ganni and Marine Serre leading the pack for quite a while, but quite recently we learned the trend will be a big deal again come spring 2021 so naturally, we had to come to you and spill the tea. 

If you ask me, "second-skin" tops are pure magic. They are relevant across every season, are easy to wear, layer, and style, and come in so many variations and price points meaning there is one for every style type out there. Ahead, I have gathered images of some of my favourite fashion girls donning the trend as of late, in addition to the best "second-skin" tops I could find on the market. Not to scare you or anything, but you're about to leave this story with carts so full, you won't know what to do with them, so good luck! 

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"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 


She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, and Vogue.co.uk. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.