Best Halter Neck Outfit Ideas

Written by Pratima Ati

Halter necks are appealing, stylish, and elegant, all rolled into one. They show off your beautiful collarbones and help steer the attention away from other parts of your body that you would rather not flaunt. But did you know that this style is not a millennial trend and has been around for decades now? Modern with a touch of retro – this is what fashion dreams are made of. Let’s look at some halter dress ideas that bring out the best of this design.

What Is A Halter Dress?

A halter neck dress is sleeveless and has a high neck. It has straps or bands that go around your neck and tie at the back. Sometimes, it’s just one strap that goes around your neck and connects on the other side. While this is a basic outline, you can tweak it according to the fabric, flow, and fit of your dress.

Best Halter Dress Ideas

1. Sequin Halter Neck Party Dress

Bring your party game up to speed with this hot and sexy emerald green figure-hugging dress. Sequined bodycon dresses look charming at a Saturday night party or on a date night. The halter neck design spruces it up further.

2. Chiffon Pleated Halter Neck Top

Chiffon blouses swing both ways. If you are heading to work, wear one with formal pants and throw on a semi-casual blazer. To create a more casual outfit, wear it with shorts or boyfriend jeans. Chiffon flows and sits well on your body while the pleats add definition to your outfit.

3. Halter Neck Wedding Dress

Bridal dresses are now a beautiful blend of contemporary elements and traditional style, made in a way to cater to the needs of all kinds of customers. This bridal dress, for instance,  is made of lace fabric (which is a classic for bridal gowns) and styled in a fit and flare hemline and illusion halter neckline to create a stunning silhouette.

4. Navy Blue Formal Jumpsuit

Before you get judgmental and tell me that jumpsuits are not formal, we need to think it through. The definition of a formal outfit is not the same anymore, and its concept is getting broader by the day. Even a semi-casual attire can pass off as a formal dress if you style it the right way. Wear a semi-casual jacket or a structured blazer over this jumpsuit, carry a tote bag, and finish the look with slingback heels to look like you know are on top of your fashion game.

5. Long White Halter Neck Dress

Words like delicate, dainty, and demure best describe this white halter dress that is bringing together a lot of tiny details. The pearl beads, a belt that gently cinches at the waist, and a translucent hemline paired with a halter neck make this dress fall into place beautifully.

6. Short Halter Dress

We love plaid and can never get enough of it. We turn to short dresses in summers, and having any number of them does not suffice. If you are on the lookout, try this checkered halter neck dress with cut-out detailing and pockets that is a perfect mix of casual and feminine. Complete the look with white Converse or any sneakers of your choice.

7. Chiffon Halter Jumpsuit

Buying dresses like these can be quite handy when you have to rush to a party and are pressed for time. Red means party, and halter neck means stylish. So, you can look effortless and put-together in just a few minutes. Wedges, pumps, or any other elevated sandals look great with the dress. Keep your makeup and accessories minimal.

8. Halter Neck Lace Dress

Pastel, lace, and halter neck – can it get any more dreamy? Whether it is a baby shower, a wedding, or a luncheon with someone special – this dress is versatile and flattering. Put your hair in a messy low bun and finish the look with rose gold earrings, a clutch, and neutral makeup.

9. Halter Neck Maxi Dress

Are you going on a beach holiday? Or an annual cruise vacation? We have found the perfect outfit for your fancy vacay with your familia. A flattering floral maxi dress that is effortless, breathable, and stylish. The dress cinches at the waist before flowing down like a waterfall to make it look irresistible.

10. Stripe Halter Neck T-Shirt Dress

T-shirt, slit, and striped dresses have currently taken over all online and offline stores. If you already have too many of them, here’s another one to add to your collection. It works as a bikini cover-up for a day at the pool. Or you can throw on an oversized shirt and Converse shoes to look uber chic.

11. Frayed Halter Neck Denim Dress

A denim halter neck dress, anyone? An interesting spin to our favorite denim fabric, isn’t it? With a back button detail, paneled hemline, and frayed edges, this dress will get heads turning for all the right reasons.

12. Halter Neck Crop Top

Halter crop tops are the new tank tops. Throwing on a spaghetti or a tank top with jeans is old school; doing it with a crop top is the new trend in town. From plain tops for daily wear to printed crop tops for work and parties, halter neck crop tops are what you need to hoard right now.

13. Cut Out Halter Dress

A long halter dress, anyone? A halter neck paired with cutout detailing on the bodice, a stunning tie-up style at the back, and a perfectly balanced hemline is what you need on your next vacation. Carry some Hawaiian and bohemian vibes without being too loud about it.

14. Plus Size Black Halter Neck Party Dress

This dress that hits the sweet spot between halter and scoop neck is equal parts elegant and fun. The plunging V-neckline and lace detail amp up the dress further.

15. Maroon Halter Neck Skater Dress

Here’s a classic halter dress that you can either dress up or dress down. Pair this deep maroon dress with a leather jacket to look chic during fall and winter, and style it with some ankle strap heels to look classy and chic at a summer wedding.

Do you like wearing halter neck outfits without combining them with anything? Or do you find ways to add layers and hide away in them? However you decide to sport these, there’s one thing we all have in common – all of us share an undying love for halter necks. Do you agree? Let us know by dropping in a text in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What bra can you wear under a halter dress?

There a number of halter neck styles, and the bra you wear depends on that. For your casual and formal high halter neck tops or dresses, strapless or bandeau bras should be a good fit.

If your dress or top has a plunging neckline or is backless, go for silicon or stick-on bras that are completely hidden from view.

You can also wear halter neck or convertible bras that go with most halter necks.

Wedding, cocktail, and party wear dresses come with in-built pads, so you don’t need to worry about wearing a bra under them.

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After working in Marketing and Business Development for a few years, Pratima Ati jumped ship to pursue two things she loved – fashion and writing. She’s now a full-time Fashion & Lifestyle writer and has never looked back ever since. She sleeps early, reads often, and when she can't, she finally gives a closure to all the characters living in her drafts. Sometimes, they pass off as poetry too! That, and her training in Indian classical music and playing (learning) the veena keep her sane, civil, and bearable.