Whether they’re holding up a tank, a dress or a romper, delicate straps inspire femininity. We may hold our shoulders back, stand a little straighter, hold our heads a little higher…all the better to show off one of the most seductive areas of a woman’s figure: her neck, shoulders and decolletage. Here are some of the prettiest strappy pieces to slip on this summer.
Vertical pleats draw the eye in a vertical motion, which is a nice little visual trick that give the impression of length and height. The loose fit of this top sacrifices nothing to a feminine feel, and the colors are as pretty as you like.
$14.99 at J.C.Penney.
Sweet and innocent looks have their place, especially during warmer months, and this one lets you be flirty on top and whatever else you prefer on bottom. Pair something like this with slouchy, faded or destroyed bottoms and you've got real style.
$47.70 at J.C.Penney.
Its length is demure, its pattern is bold and it happens to have pockets (which I personally believe every frock should boast). As a woman who veers toward black, I'm definitely into mixing a dark shade of coral with the serious shade. Lightens it up, for sure.
$79.50 at Loft.
Spaghetti straps and a V-neck have the power to do some serious attention-getting work. The royal blue color here looks as smashing with fair skin as it does with darker shades. And the side slit means you'll look ethereal when you're moving down the sidewalk.
$23.40 at Dillards.
Fit To Be Tied
Tie-dye has been a sleeper trend this summer, which means it's likely to be out and proud for the next couple of seasons. The light purple shade is gorgeous, too. This dress has pool party written all over it.
$51.00 at Boutique to You.
Let's see, we've got gorgeous color in a trendy pattern, a sheer trim right where it counts, and brass buttons to break up the the busyness of the print. On top of that, the straps are thin and the waist is defined. A romper like this is practically a necessity this summer.
$22.80 at Forever 21.
This purely fun print is going to give you a sweet L.A. feel, no matter where you hang your hat.
$48 at Karmaloop.
This cream top is simple, yet sexy. Classy and full of nighttime innuendo, it'll keep you feeling cool and looking hot!
$29 at ASOS.
Shorter straps can provide minimalist appeal. And the higher neckline is begging for a long statement necklace. This gorgeous jewel tone is where it's at.
$195 at Milly.
Need another night on the town top? I always feel like I could use just one more. From the fit and embellishment to the cropped cut that lets a girl put her waist on display. It has it all.
$72 at Topshop.