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Types of Tops

Do you know the names of all the different kinds of tops? Here is a list of the many types of tops that any woman would love to wear!

What Are The Different Types of Tops?

These are the main types of tops:

Asymmetrical Tops

An asymmetrical top has an uneven hemline. These tops have parts that are not equal in length. Some tunic tops are asymmetrical and popular tops worn with leggings.

Bardot Tops

Bardot tops have a lower neckline that drops below the shoulder. It’s the most common off-shoulder top made famous by actress Brigette Bardot. She also has a type of neckline named after her, the bardo neckline.

Batwing Tops

Batwings tops have long sleeves and deep armholes. The sleeves taper closer to the wrist. These types of tops are also known as Magyar or Dolman tops.

Bralette Tops

Bralette tops are a kind of crop top. They look like bras with thin straps and bust cups. There are stylish versions of these tops, but you mostly see them being worn in the gym.

Boxy Tops

Boxy tops are loose-fitting garments made of thick fabric.

Blouson Tops

Blouson tops are also loose-fitting but with a cinched hem or waistline. There’s usually an elastic or drawstring to make it fit closer.

Bodysuit Tops

Bodysuit tops are form-fitting. These tops cover the entire torso and crotch. Usually worn beneath pants or skirts. Also known as jumpsuits.

Bustier Tops

Bustier tops are tight-fitting tops that make the breasts look ‘bustier.’ They look like a corset, but bustiers can have straps while corsets do not.

Camisole Tops

Camisoles are close-fitting sleeveless tops with noodle straps. You usually wear them as an undershirt.

 Cape Tops

Camisole tops have a cape-like piece of fabric around the neckline.

Cold Shoulder Tops

A cold shoulder top (also known as an open shoulder top) is a top or blouse with peek-a-boo cutouts at the shoulders and upper arms.

Cardigans & Sweaters

There are many sweater types, and even the different cardigan styles are sweaters themselves. Cardigans, however, have a front button opening. Nonetheless, they are all knitted tops usually worn during autumn and winter.

Crop Tops

Crop tops reach below and cover the bust but not much more. These close-fitting tops leave the belly exposed but are quite fashionable these days.

Collar Tops

Most tops with collars are usually peter pan collars or polo collars. You can read more about the different types of shirt collars for more information.

Halter Tops

Halter tops are sleeveless tops with a narrow band that runs across the neckline to hold the garment together.

High Low Tops

High-low tops have more material in the back (longer) than the front (shorter). You can consider them to be an asymmetrical top.

Jean Tops

Any of the various top styles made of denim fabric.

Keyhole Tops

These types of tops have a small keyhole-shaped cut out below a U shaped neckline near the chest.

Caftan Tops

Caftans are long, lightweight dresses that hang loose on the body. They’re like long-sleeved tunics but tend to have wider sleeves and made from lighter fabrics

One Shoulder Tops

One-shoulder tops have asymmetric necklines. On one side, the fabric covers the shoulder, but the shoulder on the other side is bare.

Peasant Tops

Peasant tops are a loose-fitting top with a wide neck. The sleeves are short and puffed or long and full. There’s usually elastic or smocking at the waist, cuffs, and neckline. Sometimes the tops have some embroidery.

Peplum Tops

A Peplum top is a close-fitting top with a flared skirt-like fabric on the waistline. The skirt part of the top is usually short, can be gathered, and circular in design.

Shell Tops

Shell tops are sleeveless with a simple, basic, loose shape. They usually have a high neckline and button fastenings in the back.

Tank Tops

Tank tops are waist length sleeveless pullover tops with a scoop neckline. Some have a racerback, but there are various other tank top types today (most used as gym attire).

Tunic Tops

The typical tunic top is usually hip length and has side seam splits. Some tunics fully cover the hips and bottom.


The most popular types of shirts need no introduction, but according to Wikipedia, “a T-shirt, or tee-shirt, is a style of fabric shirt named after the T shape of its body and sleeves.”

Tube Tops

Tube tops are tight-fitting strapless top made of stretchy material.

What Are Loose Tops Called?

There are many different types of loose tops, all with different names. The most common kinds are called Boxy tops, Blouson tops, and peasant tops. A few other examples of loose-fitting tops are Caftan tops and Shell tops.

What Are Shoulderless Tops Called?

There are several kinds of shoulderless tops. The most common types are called cold shoulder tops (also known as an open shoulder top), Bardot tops (off-shoulder tops), and one-shoulder tops.


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