Halternecks, whether in dresses or tops, are a sexy, popular clothing style in mainstream women’s fashion. Halterneck, also known as halter or halter top, is a style of strap which holds up clothing, which features a single strap of material that runs from the front of the garment, around the back of the wearer’s neck, and leaves the shoulders and back uncovered.
Halters are distinguishable by being sleeveless (similar to a tank top) and with straps being tied around the neck.
Halters make a perfect cut for warm spring and summer wear!
Halter dresses look fantastic with high heels for a glammed up, gorgeous look. Halter tops can be dressed up or down, depending on what you are wearing the tops with. A halter top and a form-fitting pencil skirt? Try a sexy strappy high heel or a platform shoe. A halter top and jeans, or shorts? Flat shoes or flat sandals set off the casual yet chic look to perfection.
Halterneck Fun Fact: Halterneck garments are generally considered more provocative than other styles because they leave the upper or upper and middle back uncovered, also exposing the shoulder blades. Some establishments that adhere to dress codes (schools, businesses, offices) may prohibit wearing these garments. If so, you can add a lightweight waist jacket or blouse over the halter, which would cover the exposed skin.
Halterneck Fashion Tip: Many halter tops and halter dresses are worn braless, or have built in bras. If you wish to wear a bra with the halter, invest in a strapless bra. Some people find it sexy to show bra straps when wearing tank tops, etc., but since halters are intended to be worn braless, they look better when no straps are visible.
High top fashion in a halter!
Halter dresses look great as full length formal gowns, knee length dresses or skirts, even miniskirts. Halter dresses come in a variety of styles, from straight cut to A-line, full skirts.
Halterneck Fun Fact: The halter style is commonly used with swimsuits, which allows the wearer to maximize sun tan exposure on the back and minimize tan lines. Halter straps can be tied, snapped, buttoned, etc. depending on the make of the halter.
High fashion halter fun!
Shimmer and shine from head to toe, a halter is the way to go!
Halter dresses make for great sun dresses, perfect to wear to outdoor brunches, bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, beach days. You can also ramp up the volume of your overall look when you step out in a fabulous, fashionable halter dress dolled up in exquisite glam style!
Halterneck Fun Fact: The decolletage and spaghetti strap are two styles of wear similar to the halter.
Halternecks come in a variety of materials, some being cotton, polyester, chiffon, satin, lace and silk.
Halterneck Fashion Tip: I prefer halters to be worn with a bare neck (no neck jewelry), however, if you do want to dress up the look, a choker works marvelously. Have the choker fit tight around the neck, to accent the halter neck line. A longer, dangling necklace tends to get in the way of the alluring neckline that the garment creates on its own.
What the heck, deck yourself out in a glamorous halterneck!
Sensual and chic in a halter! Sweet!
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two riveting Natalie North murder mystery novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her thrill of detective work with her flair for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website www.nancymangano.com, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog www.passionforprying.wordpress.com. Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.