Picture it: The year is 1999. You call up your besties on your landline phone and see who wants to go out. You get ready by picking out your highest platform sandals and accessorize with a multitude of snap hair clips, but your look really hinges on one of your many going-out tops, and tonight you reach for your favorite halter top because you just saw Gwyneth Paltrow wearing one. Life is good.
In all seriousness, halter tops are synonymous with the late ’90s and early aughts, and although they have kind of died out since then, 2021 is the year we’re seeing the top come back into style in a big way. We took note of the neckline when we saw a handful of designers present halters in their F/W 20 collections and have even shared the celebrities who are getting on board to prove that this new wave of halters is definitely happening. To revisit the celebs who wore the look back in the day and then see (and shop) the 2021 iterations, simply keep scrolling.