The Top Everyone Is Wearing Right Now

Update: This story was originally published on June 25, 2015.
If you're like us, Beauty and the Beast was in heavy VHS rotation when you were a kid. And, if that's the case, there's a good chance you were as besotted as we were with Belle’s buttercup-colored, off-the-shoulder gown. While a giant hoop skirt and matching arm-length gloves no longer hold the same appeal, a shoulder-baring top is a story that never gets old. Now, with festival season in full swing, the style has returned as a trend MVP.
It does have one pitfall, though: getting that straight-across neckline to stay put, without having to sacrifice your magnificent moves when the crowd favorite storms the stage. Our Senior Features Editor Connie Wang shares a genius hack that stops the sleeves from popping up over sun-seeking shoulders. You just need two minutes, a few household items, and a summer-ready peasant top. All you have to do is watch, learn, and do — just don’t forget the SPF. And if you're looking for a pre-prepped piece, check out the options we've handpicked ahead.
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Pixie Market Gingham Belted OTS Top, $95 $65, available at Pixie Market.
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Eloquii Color Blocked Off the Shoulder Top, $56.90, available at Eloquii.
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Anna October Ric-rac Trimmed Cotton-poplin Top, $430 $258, available at MatchesFashion.com.
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La Ligne Coquette Top, $335, available at La Ligne.
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BDG Cindy Poplin Off-The-Shoulder Tie-front Top, $49 $19.99, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Free People Sea Green Mint Julep Top, $68 $49.95, available at Free People.
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Zara Off-The-Shoulder Top, $49.90 $22.99, available at Zara.
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Farrow Gianni Top, $55, available at Need Supply.
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Brandy Melville Anya Top, $14, available at Brandy Melville.
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Devlin Chelsea Blouse, $98, available at Revolve.
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Mango Off The Shoulder Denim Top, $39.99, available at Spring.
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Madewell Off-The-Shoulder Sweater, $65 $34.99, available at Madewell.
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J Crew Off The Shoulder Top, $98, available at J Crew.
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Cosabella Minimalist Off-The-Shoulder Thong Bodysuit, $99, available at Shopbop.
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