We know, we know. The last time you actually went shopping for a halter dress was either for your eighth grade dance or that time you needed a beach cover-up for spring break circa ’04. But hear us out — the shoulder-baring look not only puts the spotlight on your neck and arms, but it was a hit on spring runways everywhere, from Proenza Schouler to Richard Chai Love to Alexander Wang, so we’ll be seeing tons of the athletic, high-neck silhouette for spring (that is, if it ever gets here).
With the warm weather in mind, we rounded up 10 iterations of the skin-baring dress. So, from a bright, vacay-ready coral maxi to a tiered ombré dress that you’ll wear well into the fall, click through for our favorite new alternative to the V-neck!
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Express Voile Halter Dress, $55.93, available at Express.
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Massimo Dutti Long Halter Neck Dress, $198, available at Massimo Dutti.