Jump into summer with this selection of 10 halter tops under $20 guaranteed to keep you cool and feeling confident all season long.
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Is there a top more fitting for summer than a halter?
There is something so freeing and amazing about halter tops. Backless, comfortable, and undeniably summer. They’re the perfect way to show off newly tanned shoulders and break free from everyday work clothes on vacation.
I’ve been feeling cropped tops so much lately. I think a good deal of it has to do with being raised in the South where they’ve never felt socially allowed. It makes me so grateful to live in Hawai’i where I can confidently wear whatever I like and not feel the slut-shaming glances of people (both young and old) on me. So basically, I have a lot of cropped top time to make up and I fully intend to do that this summer!
This is the first halter top I’ve picked up in a long time, and wearing it makes me wonder why it took me so long to take the leap. In the spirit of this newfound inspiration, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite halter tops under $20 to incorporate into your wardrobe this year. They’re all so cute and fun, it’s difficult to choose just one!
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But what do you wear under a halter top?
Included in this post are a couple of my personal favorite braless options that make halter tops more comfortable and stress-free. They also provide you with the ability to confidently go braless with other pieces of your wardrobe, and any freedom from the underwire is a win! While these options don’t provide the support that bras do, they keep the sensitive bits of your girls seamless. For summer, that’s a necessity.
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Going into summer, having what you need for tops that look better braless will help you feel confident while having less support. For me, making sure my girls are covered keeps me from feeling self-conscious. It feels great to choose whatever top or dress I want to wear without having to find a bra to suit it. Plus, it’s nice to be able to let loose in the warmer months worry-free!
These disposable pasties are perfect for tighter-fitting tops where you want a seamless finish. Since these are disposable, you can easily slip them into your purse, gym bag, and carry-on just in case you need them. They also take up next to no space, so they’re super travel-friendly.
These reusable pasties feel (weirdly) like skin and can be stored for multiple uses. You can wear them under thin swimsuits so you can get in and out of the water worry-free. I wear mine several times per week, and I would say these last about 1-1.5 years with regular wear, rotating which ones you use.
Halter Tops Under $20
This retro-inspired halter top is available in 30 colors and variations. This top is comfortable and true to size, and is flattering on most body types. You can easily pair this top with sweatpants or your favorite pair of high-waisted shorts for summer.
This top will instantly become your favorite for spring and summer. It can easily be dressed up or down and is casual and classy. The fabric for this top is delicate, so you will definitely want to take care when washing.
This v-neck halter is casual fun. Available in 5 colors and styles, you’ll be able to pick one up for any occasion this season.
This easy halter top comes in 16 colors and patterns. The material is pretty stretchy so you may want to consider sizing down.
This v-neck cropped halter is perfect for balmy summer nights. Light and slightly sheer, this top comes in 15 colors and patterns.
This super cute basic halter top is available in 23 colors and patterns. It runs slightly large, so if you’re in the middle of sizes you may want to size down. The material is stretchy, light, and comfy which flatters most body types.
This halter cami top is perfect if you like the neckline of a halter top but still want more modest coverage. Available in 15 colors, you can easily pick up a few of these to add to your summer wardrobe basics. This top is also full-length, but the material doesn’t have much give so you may want to size up.
This cute cropped halter cami top is available in black and white stripe, black, and light blue. It runs slightly small and typically sits just above the navel.
Perfect for summer holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day, this patriotic halter top is available in two striped variations. The bright colors and soft material make it an easy go-to for warm days.
This stretchy and flattering cropped halter top is available in 25 colors and patterns. The colors are true to the photos and come through very vibrant. The material has a good amount of stretch so it wears well on most body types.
Top: Cider | Pants: Mango (similar) | Bag: Guicci (similar, similar) | Sandals: Urban Outfitters (similar) | Chain Necklace: Urban Outfitters | Pearl Necklace: Urban Outfitters (similar) | Sunnies: Amazon | Bracelet: Anthropologie