This Summer’s Best Shirt Is The Apron Top

Here are our 10 favorites

I'm all about bringing the early 2000s back; bring back the Juicy Couture tracksuits, the crop tops, the denim mini skirts, the bejeweled T-shirts. But the one thing I still can't get behind is a halter top.

The halter top is almost universally unflattering; if you're wearing one, it's impossible to wear a normal bra and halters are almost always awkwardly cropped and cut. The problems feel endless. Really!

Luckily, this season, there's a silhouette that feels like the perfect modern alternative: the apron top! With a square neckline, slim straps, and (sometimes) a cute little empire waistline, the apron is your next go-to tank for summer. Shop our favorites in the gallery below.

Zara, Embroidered Top, $39.90, available at Zara.

Topshop, Embroidered Crossback Sun Top, $50, available at Topshop.

Tibi, Stretch Faille Smocking Bandeau Top, $395, available at Tibi.

M.I.H Jeans, Tennat Denim Peplum Top, $195, available at Net-A-Porter.

Cooperative, Dotty Ruffle Apron Cami, $49.00, available at Urban Outfitters.

Free People, Moon Dance Tank, $88.00, available at Free People.

Wood Wood, Patty Top, $48.99, available at Need Supply Co.

Gap, Embroidery Apron Cami, $34, available at Gap.

Madewell, Apron Cross-Back Tank Top, $29.99, available at Madewell.

Amanda Uprichard, Crete Top, $136, available at Shopbop.