Will This Top Replace The Off-The-Shoulder Trend?

Let's talk about off-the-shoulder tops for a moment. They look cool (they really do!), and they're everywhere. But, wearing them hasn't been all fun and games. When it comes to practicality, they prevent you from lifting your arms and get really weird when you have to wear a backpack. Also, strapless bras? They're kind of the worst. So why are we still wearing them, especially when we've found the perfect alternative to replace it?
Is it just us, but has the tie-front crop top been all over Instagram? After doing a little e-commerce deep-dive, we found this shirt style at most of our favorite retailers — and it makes sense. The little front-knot allows you to hide the center of a bra (or, you can even go braless if it gives you enough support); the cut is just plunge-y enough to feel sexy, without feeling too exposed; and, the best part? They're just not off-the-shoulder tops. Ahh, we like summer '17 already.
Considering we're already seeing it everywhere, we have a feeling this top is about to be It. Click on to embrace the trend, and feel free to let go of your off-the-shoulder-fixation straight away.
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Bershka Tie Front Button Up Crop Top, $29, available at ASOS.
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Sir The Label Bobbie Long Sleeve Tie Top, $198.15, available at Sir The Label.
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Lisa Marie Fernandez White Polka Dot Tie Blouse, $473.59, available at Avenue32.
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Teresa For Eloquii Flare Sleeve Wrap Top, $85, available at Eloquii.
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Kimchi Blue Lola Tie-front Cropped Top, $39, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Mara Hoffman Tie Front Crop Top, $221, available at MyTheresa.
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Réalisation Par The Bianca Top, $140, available at Réalisation Par.
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Goldie London Salsa Top, $37.33, available at Italist.
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For Love & Lemons Toledo Tie Front Top, $105, available at Revolve.
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Mango Bow Linen Blouse, $49.99, available at Mango.
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