Emily Ratajkowski single-handedly revived the going-out top

Jul 27 2017 by
Categories : Trends

You may still be cringing at the dressy tops you used to rock back in the aughties, but fear not – 2017’s version is a lot cooler. Just ask a certain model. 

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    Exhibit A: The Printed Blouse

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    Yes, Emily's printed asymmetrical top may be reminiscent of the OTT versions of the early 2000s, but there's no denying that it looks cool. Why? The top's boho vibe is toned down thanks to sleek black jeans and super-trendy white boots.

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    The Printed Blouse

    © Farfetch
    Aviu Floral Off the Shoulder Top ($454), at farfetch.com
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    The Printed Blouse

    © Moda Operandi
    Rodarte Floral Printed Silk Satin Cropped Blouse ($3,565 USD), at modaoperandi.com
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    The Printed Blouse

    © Farfetch
    Preen Line Ruffle Trim Wrap Blouse ($379), at farfetch.com
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    Exhibit B: The Corset

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    The corset was one of the biggest street style trends of the year, so it’s not surprising to see Emily take it for a spin on a night out. The print may be a throwback, but the laced-up style is ultra modern.

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    The Corset Top

    © H&M
    Top with Broderie Anglaise ($49.99), at hm.com
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    The Corset Top

    © New Look
    Cameo Rose Lace Up Bardot Crop Top ($11.44), at newlook.com
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    The Corset Top

    © My Theresa
    Isabel Marant Pryam Denim Corset ($554.85), at mytheresa.com
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    Exhibit C: The Sheer Blouse

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    Sure, Emily’s sheer top may be split open, but the simplicity of this look keeps it from being reminiscent of that awkward see-through sparkly top with the random slit that you had back in the day. If you're going to go sheer, we say stick to tops with sleeves.

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    The Sheer Blouse

    © By Johnny
    Lace Outline Circle Sleeve Top ($268.77), at byjohnny.com.
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    The Sheer Blouse

    © The Outnet
    Saloni Mia Cotton Corded Lace Turtleneck Top ($207), at theoutnet.com.
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    The Sheer Blouse

    © Topshop
    Fluted Sleeve Spot Mesh Crop Top ($29.42), at topshop.com
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    Exhibit D: The Off-the-Shoulder Top

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    Can we even call off-the-shoulder a trend anymore? The ubiquity of this style likely means it's here to stay. Of all the going-out tops on this list, you won’t regret this choice when you look back on your girls’ night out Insta pics in 10 years.

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    The Off-the-Shoulder Top

    © Boohoo
    Sophie Strappy Tie Shoulder Crop Top ($13.50), at boohoo.com
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    The Off-the-Shoulder Top

    © Net A Porter
    Caroline Constas Gabriella Off-the-Shoulder Top ($395 USD), at net-a-porter.com
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    The Off-the-Shoulder Top

    © Alice McCall
    Alice McCall Anywhere Top ($260), at alicemccall.com
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    Exhibit E: The Lacy Long Sleeve

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    These tops may leave little to the imagination but isn’t that what going out tops are for? The long-sleeve keeps it feminine and chic. And this should be obvious by now: wear your evening tops with denim for an effortless(ish) look.

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    The Lacy Long-Sleeve

    © BCBG
    Kenzie Ruffled Lace Top ($257), at bcbg.com.
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    The Lacy Long-Sleeve

    © Zara
    Lace Top with Shoulder Frill ($17.99), at zara.com
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    The Lacy Long-Sleeve

    © Anine Bing
    Black Lace Sweatshirt ($229 USD), at aninebing.com
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