20 Types of Women's Tops for Every Style

20 Types of Women's Tops for Every Style

Have you ever walked into your closet and stood there for 10 minutes trying to decide what to wear?

For some women, this is a daily occurrence. While you might have a favorite pair of women's pants you could easily throw on three times a week, finding the right shirt isn’t as easy. Plus, no woman wants to wear the same shirt three times in one week.

From trendy to classic, elegant to casual, here are 20 types of women’s tops to complement every style and body type.

1. Basic T-shirt

This top needs no formal introduction. From band tees to sports teams to plain tees, every woman needs a few basic T-shirts in her dresser drawer.

2. Fitted Cami

A spaghetti strap camisole is a fashion staple. It’s great for layering under cardigans and jackets, while a silk cami is an easy way to dress up your favorite pair of jeans and heels combo for a hot summer’s night out.

3. Sleeveless Shirt

Not to be confused with a tank top – because they aren’t the same – a sleeveless shirt covers more of your shoulders and either has a high neckline or a collar. It’s a staple piece for workwear or for your more refined occasions, as you can pair it with skirts during the warmer months and layer it under a blazer during the colder months.

4. Tunic

Women of all ages and sizes can pull off tunic tops. Stylish and loose fitting, tunics drape beautifully right below the hips or sometimes down to your knees. Either way, they’re flattering for every womanly figure.

5. V-neck Top

As its name suggests, V-neck tops have a collar shaped like a “V”. You can find this style in t-shirts, blouses, button down shirts, sweaters and tunics.

6. Turtleneck Top

Turtlenecks are great if you’re wanting to make your torso appear longer and make your arms look slimmer. Get yourself a long-sleeve turtleneck to layer under cardigans and jackets for fall and winter, and then get a sleeveless turtleneck for summer.

7. Peter Pan Collar Top

Attain (and give a silent nod to) Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s simple elegance and grace with a woman’s Peter Pan collar top. It also means you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect necklace to pair with your top.

8. Peplum Top

A peplum top works for any body type. When styled right, it highlights hourglass figures, defines waists for those in need of a little more shape, and keeps you looking and feeling cute if you’re worried about a little lower belly pooch.

9. High-Low Top

The high-low hem is effortless and flattering on just about everyone. It’s also a go-to style to wear with skinny jeans and leggings.

10. Plaid Flannel Top

No need to borrow your significant other’s flannel anymore. Get your own flannel shirts! With its soft feel, a relaxed fit, sleeves that can be rolled up or left down and a length that can be tucked in or left out, what isn’t there to love?

11. Button Down Shirt

An office staple, button down shirts add a touch of sophistication to pencil skirts and women’s dress pants. They also transition seamlessly to your weekend wear when paired with jeans and a statement necklace.

12. Wrap Top

Every woman needs a cinched top hanging in her closet. It’ll become a go-to for those bloated days or date nights when you plan on eating a four-course meal.

13. Sweatshirt

Don’t know what to wear on a cool day? Grab some sweatshirts and hoodies for women. Made from cotton or fleece, designed with a hood or front zipper, a sweatshirt will keep you warm and cozy.

14. Sweater

Sweater season is a favorite season around here. When the temperatures drop, there’s nothing cozier to slip into. Worn casually around the house or formally to work, women's sweaters are designed to keep you warm and come in a variety of styles so you can wear a different one each day of a cold-weathered week.

15. Long Sleeve Henley

The Henley style isn’t just for men. We personally enjoy some women's henley shirts – and no, we won’t tell if we see you wearing it out and about. It’s the perfect combination of comfy and cute to take you from day to night.

16. Boxy Top

Boxy tops have, you guessed it, a box-like shape. Women with a petite upper body pull off this style best; just be sure to balance out the boxiness with a slim-fitting skirt or high-waisted, ankle-length skinny jeans.

17. Statement Top

Don’t rely on statement accessories to add feminine flair to your outfit. Even a simple wardrobe has a few beautiful statement pieces, one of which should be a statement top. Whether you choose shimmering sequins or go with bright colors, make sure you have a top that shows off your fun personality and will also be fun to wear on your next girls’ night out.

18. Crop Top

Some women are afraid to show off a little skin. Don’t be! Sass up your wardrobe with this cute top. Long sleeve, sleeveless, off-the-shoulder, form-fitting or loose, you can find several styles and lengths of crop tops, meaning you can find one that you’ll feel comfortable and confident wearing.

19. Workout Tank

Who says you can’t look and feel good when working on your fitness? With razorback, strappy and breathable options in a variety of colors and patterns, you can easily find a workout tank that’s just as supportive as your high-fitness class.

20. Bodysuit

Bodysuits are not only universally flattering, they’re also the perfect layering top. With a bodysuit you can achieve a tucked-in look without having to deal with the constant tucking in and bunched lines around your lower half. Wear one with skirts, jumpsuits, skinny jeans or shorts.

Try one of these tops or try them all! You may be surprised which of these women’s tops you prefer wearing.


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