11 affordable one-shoulder tops for every summer style

While trends may have once formed on the catwalks in Paris, nowadays anything can have its 15 minutes of fame with the help of an influencer and online virality. Come in, one shoulder up. This style has been taking my social media by storm since last summer, but it wasn’t until this season that I saw full-blown adoption of the trend. All of a sudden, not only the style buffs, but all my friends (and their moms) bared their shoulders – and to be clear, I’m 100 percent here for it.

One-shoulder tops combine a carefree look with a high-style aesthetic that fully embodies all the best aspects of summer. While the look might be a bit bold for my Zoom calls (but really, what is workwear anyway?), you’re bound to see me in any one-shoulder top at every meeting throughout the summer. After all, during the season of backyard hangouts, light but hearty meals, and happy hours that go well past midnight, two sleeves can sometimes feel a bit redundant.

Half material, half coverage and I’m totally in love. Scroll down to find 11 of our favorite one-shoulder tops and tell us your favorites in the comments!

Artistic depiction of Sarah Prince.

11 one-shoulder tops for elegant and casual looks – all summer long

Anthropologie Maeve one-shoulder t-shirt

Every closet can benefit from this top. Swear. While I love the classic look of a one-piece strap with no obstructions, there’s something to be said for a little thoughtful detailing – and this tank top captures that perfectly.

J. One Shoulder Crew FormKnit Tank

The fabric of this top is J. Crew’s signature FormKnit knit that provides super-soft stretch that blends beautifully with your body. As the name suggests, it fits your shape but stretches for a smooth and smooth effect.

Girlfriend Team Black Bianca One Shoulder Bra

I’m a longtime fan of all things Girlfriend Collective (so much so that I’ve included another selection of them below). This one-shoulder bra has been around for a few seasons now, and while I’d include every color on my “to buy” list, the classic black is sleek, chic, and really goes with everything.

Everlane One Shoulder Ribbed Tank Top

My love for Everlane will never die (I just brought my boyfriend into the brand and honestly have never been so proud). Known for being connoisseurs of the (broad) world of clothing basics, Everlane manages to infuse this humble style with interest and depth.

Banana Republic One Shoulder Tank Top

How cute is this poppy red tank? Although it also comes in white, I love the double effect of the flirty styling done in a bold color.

Free people anyway Tank

If I could try to point out exactly why one-shoulder tops have become so famous, I would say it’s because they can grab attention with so little effort. For example, this classic, timeless T-shirt, at the same time light and absolutely elegant.

One-shoulder sports bra OFFLINE By Aerie Goals

While we may have been quick to leave American Eagle and Aerie in our pre-teenage past, the brands have witnessed a renaissance in womenswear, bringing with them their super-comfortable fabrics and styles that fit and flatter every figure. which is confirmed by this summer sports bra.

Anthropologie Maeve one-shoulder t-shirt

Belonging to the same style family as the Maeve option above, I love this one with the tie-down sleeves. It gives an almost ethereal feel. And this color, just a shade of Kelly Green, is dark and deep for a more sophisticated look.

A New Day™ Women’s Ruffle One Shoulder Top

An affordable choice that doesn’t skimp on style. The ruffles add a fun summer touch, while the addition of ribbing at the hem, shoulder and neckline ensures a relaxed fit that will stay in place.

Girlfriend Collective Moss Bree One Shoulder Bra

I confirm my love for the Girlfriend Collective. This bra is a newer version of the classic style above, and while not technically one shoulder with the addition of a thin strap, the kick still lands.

Asymmetric Mango Top

Every summer wardrobe needs a top to go out – and this one is mine. This tank, part of the Mango Committed collection, has been produced with the planet in mind, making the most of sustainable materials and processes. When it comes to supporting the environment and creating a personal style, this top puts both at the forefront.

This post was originally published on July 19, 2017 and has been updated since then.

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