The halterneck is a staple of summer fashion, holidays, and walking on the beach. It’s really a very simple design: a single, elegant strap that goes around the back of the neck. Originating from the German word halter, which means ‘holder’, the name is actually short for Büstenhalter, which means ‘brassiere’. The halterneck has found its place on dresses, swimsuits and leotards as well as onto tops, which we’ll discuss in more detail.
A classic, feminine design, halterneck tops are designed to show off the shoulders arms and back while drawing attention to the bust. The line of a well crafted halterneck can even make you appear taller if you’re petite. And it can also hide the ‘underarm pouch’ that sometimes finds its way out with other summer fashions. For these reasons the halterneck top a great style for a variety of body types.
Here are some halterneck ‘top tips’: If you have a larger bust size, you’ll definitely want to select a halterneck top with wide straps that will cover a halterneck bra underneath, or a top with a built-in bra. Halterneck bras are easy to find; just make sure that the line of the bra matches the line of your top. Exposed bra straps can ruin the look of even the prettiest halterneck top. And if you’re lucky enough to wear your halterneck top out in the sunshine, be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen on your shoulders and back as you’ll have lots more skin on display than usual.
The sassy summer flair of a halterneck top can easily translate into sexy and sultry for a hot summer night. Try the Penelope Black Halterneck Bra Top or the Natalia Black Halterneck Laced Cup Bra on for size and see how high you get can get the temperature to rise.