From the latest mesh tops to the comeback of 90s glitter tops, check out the new types of tops for 2018. What’s in, what’s out? Find out here!
New Types of Tops for 2018
1. Slouchy Tops with Extra Long Sleeves
Designers are making a case for comfy, loose outfits in the Spring Summer 2018 collections. And we couldn’t be happier! After slouchy dresses, we’re seeing slouchy tops in the runway collections. Top designers like Dior and Versace, too, are making a case for these tops. We saw slouchy tops with extra long sleeves, like sweatshirts, slouchy tees and long tops.
2. 90s Glitter
Move over sequins, hello, glitter! Now, this is the coolest trend from the SS18 collections. The glamour of the 90s fashion is back; because we saw the 90s glitter tops stealing the show! A perfect party wear. We saw glittery, shimmery button-up shirts, turtlenecks, slouchy tops and tee shirts. Pair them with mini skirts or tulle skirts or pair them with metallic pants! Go for coral blue, grey, black and silver shades in new types of tops.
3. Top on Top
The top on top trend made it to the top 5 this season. *applause* I wasn’t a big fan of this trend but yet, here we are! We saw tops of the same length being paired, unlike last season where we saw tops of different lengths, too. The sheer top over bralettes, off–the–shoulder crop top over a mesh top and a slip top over a button-up shirt were spotted in the collections of Balmain, Dior and Alexander Wang.
As the new year is approaching, we need to make resolutions to get that hot beach body. I’m already exhausted at the sound of it! Bodysuits are still very much in. We’re loving the slip, tank top, turtleneck, cut outs and belted bodysuit tops. Since Jan 1st falls on a Monday, this is the year to hit gym. *rolls eyes*
5. Mesh Tops
And here we come. I might sound like I’m exaggerating, but this is my most favorite amongst the new types of tops for 2018. The mesh dresses are a hot trend, too. So, we saw large mesh tops in black and white. Pair a mesh tank top with a strapless top like the look by Moschino. This way you’ll be sporting two trends together. Wow!
6. Half Bell Sleeves
Bell sleeves are back, sure. But half bell sleeved tops are something that hardly goes unnoticed. We saw half bell sleeved tops in the Fall Winter 2017 collections, too. But now it seems they’re getting trendier than ruffles. Rock them to parties or for a casual outing! I’m damn sure that you’ll hear “Hey, I have a similar top but with long sleeves.” See that’s how you stay trendy! Think different!
7. Cold Shoulders & Sleeve Cut Outs
Cold shoulders are a big trend in the Spring 2018 collections. It’s more like an essential now! We saw sleeve cut outs, too. So if you’re not ok with bold cold shoulders or off-the-shoulder tops, go for sleeve cut out tops. We saw subtle cut outs and slashed sleeves.
8. Bold Sheer & Transparent Tops
Designers aren’t ready to let go of sheer! Well, I’m happy to wear them when I’m out for coffee. So, if sheer wasn’t enough, designers have come up with *tada* transparent tops for 2018. Designers are asking us to wear plastic transparent tops in the scorching heat of summers! Sure. Thank you (in Sarcastic Shilpa‘s tone)!
9. Asymmetric Tops
Asymmetric tops are here to stay. Unlike the high low or asymmetric hemline tops, we saw high low crop tops. How cool is that?! We saw them in the designer collections of Balmain and Elie Saab. I would definitely love to try the asymmetric crop tops. *tucks tummy in* We also saw high low style button up shirts and belted tops.
10. Shoulder Pads
The 70s shoulder pads are back as one of the new types of tops for 2018. From plunging neckline tops to belted mesh ones, they were all super-hot in the fashion weeks. Wear them to parties to be a headturner!
11. Leather Tops
So, leather tops, too, are in trend! Ok. But why in summer? Anyway who’s gonna question designers’ choice? We’re sure to see them on celebs throughout summer 2018! So, from fringe to one sleeved to button up shirts, we saw leather tops everywhere in new types of tops for 2018!
What’s Still In?
So, there are a couple of trends that are still in from last year. We saw tons of these styles in fashion weeks. Check ’em out!
- Ruffled tops are still in. We saw ruffled sleeves, subtle, oversized ruffles all over the top.
- Fringed tops are still rocking the runway collections. We saw big designers like Chanel making a case for fringed tops.
- Peplum tops were seen in many designer collections, especially short peplums. It’s almost like an essential now.
- Floral appliquéd tops are making waves in the Spring 2018 collections. Even feather appliqué tops are in!
- One sleeved and one shoulder tops are ruling the runways. So are sequined and metallic tops!
- The extra long tops or maxi tops are still in fashion.
Here are the tops that are so out of fashion!
- Velvet tops are out! I’m glad. Who wants to wear them in summers?
- Sheer tees and extra long tee shirts are out.
- Pussy bow tops, too, are outdated. They made us look too stuck-up and librarianish anyway!
- Ruff collars are a NO-NO! Avoid.
- Laser cut tee shirts have given way to mesh tops this season.
So, these were the latest new types of tops for 2018. Which top styles are your favorite? Are you happy with the tops that are still in? Let us know by tweeting us @shilpa1ahuja.
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Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17