Help halt the sizzling summer heat dressed in sleeveless, cool, fashionable halters!
A halterneck is a style of strap that holds up women’s clothing, which features a single strap or material that runs from the front of the garment around the back of the wearer’s neck, and which enables most of the wearer’s back to be uncovered.
A halter top is a type of sleeveless shirt similar to a tank top (by the American English definition) but with the straps tied behind the neck. In another style of the halter top, there is only a narrow strap behind the neck and a narrow strap behind the middle of the back, so that it is nearly backless. This design resembles many bikini tops, although it covers the chest more and may cover some or all of the abdomen at the front.
Halterneck dresses and halter tops worn on hot summer days are truly tops!
Halterneck Fun Fact: The term halterneck is derived from the halter, which is placed around an animal’s neck.
Due to the position of halter straps, the halter style is commonly used with swimsuits, which enables the wearer to maximize sun tan exposure on the back and minimize tan lines. The halter strap can be covered by the wearer’s hair, leaving the impression from behind that nothing is holding the dress or shirt up.
Halterneck Fashion Tip: If a bra is worn with a halter top, the bra should be strapless or of a halterneck construction itself, so as to avoid exposing the back straps of the typical bra. Revealing bra straps with tank tops is a cute, sexy trend, but halters are made to be worn braless, so no visible straps is the best way to go.
Whether your preference is a full-skirt halter dress or a pencil skirt halter dress, the style and the cut of these dresses is fashionable and fabulous. Halter dresses also look great as full length formal gowns, knee length dresses or skirts, and miniskirts.
High top fashion in a halter!
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-fitted 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.
Take the top-rate, blue-ribbon fashion direction dressed in a stylish, summery, halter collection.
Halter dresses make for great sun dresses, perfect to wear to outdoor brunches, bridal and baby showers, birthday parties and beach days. You can also ramp up the volume of your overall look when you step out in a fantastic, fashionable halter dress dolled up in exquisite glam style!
Halterneck Fashion Tip: I prefer halters to be worn with a bare neck (no neck jewelry), however, if you do want to dress up a halter neck, a choker is by far the best bet. There is something sensual and alluring about chokers (the way they hug the neck) for a marvelous, dressed up look. I feel that a long, dangling necklace takes away from the sexy neckline that a halter top provides. This is merely my opinion, so whatever works best for you, go for it.
Unique fashion flair at its finest!
Halternecks come in a variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, chiffon, satin, lace and silk.
For a shimmer and shine from head to toe, a halter is the way to go!
Smooth, stunning, chic…a halter is a great way to dress in style and beat the heat!
Halterneck Fun Fact: The décolletage and spaghetti strap are two styles of wear similar to the halter.
For a youthful, playful look, crop top halters provide a semi-provocative, yet still elegant, vibe.
What the heck, deck yourself out in a glamorous halter neck.
Beat the  heat in a high neck halter!
“It’s a hot summer day. I need to wear something to beat the heat.”
“How about a swimsuit, and sandals on your feet?”
“But I’m going to the store, and then out to lunch.”
“Then how about a halter dress? A perfect garment for brunch.”
“I see you have good taste. Something stylish and cool.”
“Yes. When draped in a halter, you ace the elegant fashion rule.”
Sensual and chic in a halter! Sweet!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano


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