When the iconic halter neck popped back onto our sartorial radar, it was really to no-one's surprise. The defining and popular silhouette of the noughts is just another addition to fashion's ever-growing love affair with 2000s nostalgia – and if we're entirely honest, we're not mad about its resurgence. First made popular in the Old Hollywood era – the emblematic Marilyn Monroe an avid fan – and cementing its roots in the 60s and 70s, the halter neck trend is proof that what comes around, always comes back around.
If you happen to doubt the trends staying power, you simply need to look to the world of pop-culture for reassurance. The film of the moment, Malcom & Marie has become an instant sartorial hit, courtesy of Zendaya's eye-catching, metallic, halter neck gown. A re-discovered love of retro trends has also played a part, with luxury houses such as Gucci and Emilio Pucci riding the wave of patterned hair scarves and flared trousers.
It's fair to say then, that the halter neck is the season's most covetable and sought after neckline. Staking its case across all fields, you'll find incorporating this classic but ever so slightly risqué style into your wardrobe a simple task. Below, we're making our own personal case for the halter neck trend with our selection of the best pieces to add to your shopping cart now. From timeless summer dresses to an array of selections perfect for all your 'cute top and jeans' needs.
The best halter neck dresses
When Bottega Veneta sets a trend, you can be certain that it will be around for some time. Summery hues, plenty of tassels and only a couple of strings attached.
The best halter neck tops
Cute top and jeans? Check. Silky, colourful and oh so playful; let the perfect halter neck top do all the talking.
The best halter neck swimsuits
As the one-piece swimsuit makes a comeback, it's time to take this runway trend poolside. Equally practical and stylish, the halter neck swimsuit is the basis of your resort wear collection this summer.