While trends might have been born on Paris’s runways, they are now easily shared online by influencers. One shoulder tops are here! Although this style has been a huge hit on social media since last summer, it was only in the current season that I witnessed a widespread adoption of the trend. All my style-savvy friends, as well as their moms, are now wearing bare shoulders. I’m 100% here for it.
One shoulder tops combine a casual look with a high-style aesthetic that captures all the best aspects of summer. The look may be too daring for Zoom calls, but it’s still workwear. You’ll see me wearing any of my one-shoulder tops to every summer gathering. Two sleeves can feel redundant during a summer of backyard parties, light, satisfying meals, and happy hour that lasts well into the night.
I love the half-material, half-coverage of this top. Scroll down to see 10 of our top-rated one shoulder tops. Let us know your favorites in the comments!
10 One-shoulder Tops to Create Elegant, Effortless Outfits All Summer
Anthropologie Maeve One Shoulder Tank
This top could be a great addition to any closet. Swear. This tank is a great example of thoughtful detail.
Maeve was named with the intention to refer to a purple flower or goddess in Greece, an Irish warrior queen, and a Maeve (yes!). This top is a combination of strength and femininity, with a strong structure and a feminine shape.
J. Crew FormKnit One Shoulder Tank
The fabric used in this top is J. Crew’s FormKnit, which has a super soft stretch and works well with your body. It is designed to fit your body, but can also stretch for a smooth, sleek look.
This tank is my favorite. I love the rosy color. This tank is the perfect combination of romance and summery vibes. It’s ideal for a beach day, barbecue, or date night at your favorite bar.
One-shoulder bra by Girlfriend Collective Black Bianca
I have been a long-time fan of Girlfriend Collective products (so much that I added another selection below). This one-shoulder bra has been around for a while, and although I would include all the colors on my “to buy” list, a classic, black, elegant, chic and goes with everything.
This top is great for going out or working out.
Everlane Ribbed One-Shoulder Tank
Everlane is my favorite brand and I will always love it. Everlane is a connoisseur of the (large) world of basics apparel and manages to inject this simple style with depth and interest.
This top is perfect for pairing with a high waisted pant or skirt. The cropped hem also makes it easy to wear as a pair with a cropped pant or skirt.
Banana Republic One-Shoulder Tank
This tank in poppy red is adorable! It is also available in white, but I love the double impact of this flirty style in a bold color.
This tank is a perfect example of “one and done style,” as the description reveals. It’s my minimalist closet’s dream.
Free People in One Way or Another Tank
I think one shoulder tops are so popular because they make heads turn with little effort. This classic, timeless tank is both elegant and easygoing.
Festival wear has always intimidated me, I admit. Cut-off denim shorts? The chafe is too much for me. Fringe? It’s cool, but I am not sure if it is possible. This top? Perfection.
OFFLINE by Aerie Goals One Shoulder Sport Bra
Although we may have been reluctant to leave American Eagle or Aerie as teens, they have seen a resurgence in the women’s clothing space. They have taken their super-comfy fabrics, and crafting styles that flatter every body, such as this sports bra.
Are you looking for removable, recycled padding? Check. What fabric is compressive and comfortable? Check. This is a top that you can wear with every outfit this season. You bet.
Anthropologie Maeve One Shoulder Tank
This variation is part of the same style family as the Maeve. It features tie detailing at the sleeves. It has an almost dreamlike feel. This color is just one shade darker than Kelly Green and gives it a refined look.
Greek goddess, indeed.
One-shoulder Ruffle Top for Women by A New Day(tm).
This is a stylish and affordable option that still maintains its style. The ruffle adds fun and summery touches, and elastic at the neck, shoulder, hem and hem ensures that the fit is comfortable.
This top is ideal for sunny, breezy days with a variety of colors and inclusive sizing.
Girlfriend Collective Mossbree One Shoulder Bra
Confirming my love for Girlfriend Collective. This bra is a more modern version of the classic style, but it’s still one shoulder.
This asymmetrical top, in true Girlfriend fashion is made of 79% recycled plastic bottles (RPET), and provides low-impact support. As I said, please use any color.