Remember back in college when you used to wear tube tops? Ya know – the cotton ones with the elastic ruching up the side. They probably had a built in “bra” as well. Well, I sure had one…or maybe twelve. The older I’ve got, however, the most I’ve stayed away from the strapless top. Not for any reason, in particular. Well, maybe from the trauma of looking back at old photos of me from 2006, but I digress.
Maybe that’s why I was so shocked to see a strapless top hanging on the rack at J.Crew. Say what? Tube tops are back?! As the sales associate was quick to point out at my verbal “WTF” as I held this shirt on the hanger – it’s not a tube top, but a strapless top. Oh, well there ya go. She said I had to try it on and while hesitant, I added this top to the bundle of clothes in my hand as I headed to the fitting room.
Y’all, I loved this red strapless top the second I put it on. From the crisscross fabric on the front to the structured fabric, it was heaven! I came out of the room gushing to the J.Crew stylist that I was in love and she was 100% correct in her strapless top suggestion. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still not doing the tube top, but give me ALL the strapless I can get this summer because I’m hooked!