Types of Tops for Women

When buying a women’s top you should make sure that you choose the right style and size that can highlight your assets and take people’s attention away from the less attractive areas. Another important factor that you must consider when buying tops is the body figure. If you are skinny then make sure you buy tops that make you look fuller, and if you are on the heavier side, avoid tops that make you look fatter.

We have compiled some of the common types and varieties of women’s tops available in the market. When purchasing the tops, make sure you take into account the body type, features, and other aspects of the personality etc, to determine which one will look best on you. Some of the common types of women’s tops are tunics, camisoles, sweaters, empires, and blouses. The main differences lie in the length of sleeves, necklines, collar types, and cut.

  • Sleeve length of the tops: The length of the sleeves is an important factor that impacts the overall look of the women’s tops. The sleeves of blouses, t-shirts, and sweaters can be full size, short, three-quarter or capped. The long sleeves run till the wrist, while the three quarter style ends between the wrist and elbow. The short sleeves will end at the bicep, while the capped ones will stop at the shoulder. True to its name, a sleeveless top such as the halter top or camisole has no sleeves and they give a stylish look. They can be worn with jeans, skirts or hot pants. Some women may prefer using straps in its place. The tube tops are both strapless and sleeveless, and they are kept intact with the help of firm elastic attached to the top of the garment.
  • Different collar types: The collars add more personality to the tops and they may either lay flat or stand up. The straight collars give a more formal look than the rounded ones that look more casual.
  • Various necklines: If there are no collars in the tops, they will be grouped according to the style of necklines. The most common neckline types are scoop necks, v necks, crew necks and so on. If you wish to create illusion of a longer figure then opt for the scoop necks or v necks.
  • Cut styles: The different designs of cuts give a well defined shape to the tops. The loose fitting and boxy styled tops usually have seams that run straight from the armpit to the hem; while the fitting tops will have a princess cut. The trapeze-shaped cuts are commonly seen in several types of empire tops, and they usually flare out at the bottom side.