Celeb style trend: Tie-front tops

Celebs are wrapped around this trend, as it requires little to no effort to pull off.

Celeb style trend: Tie-front top
Celeb style trend: Tie-front top
03 Oct 2017

Celeb style trend: Tie-front top

Looks like we are not done with the 90s comebacks. Following the return of the choker, bodysuit, and off-shoulder trend, another ‘90s look is enjoying a renaissance: the tie-front top.

And we can see why. It suits all body shapes and requires little to no effort to pull off. And the best part is, you don’t have to go running to the store to buy a new top to rock this trend. You can start by knotting an old tee, shirt or even a kimono top to add a little twist to any outfit.

Take your cue from these celebs on how to master the look.

Felicia Chin
Felicia Chin
03 Oct 2017

Felicia Chin

A baggy shirt tied below the belly is a cute look that looks a bit retro and nonchalant at the same time. Also great when you need to hide that tummy or food baby after a meal.

Photo: Instagram/@the_celebrityagency

Sora Ma
Sora Ma
03 Oct 2017

Sora Ma

For a polished take on a breezy weekend outfit, follow Sora’s cue by pairing a knotted white shirt with striped flowy pants.

Photo: Instagram/@soramayx

Cynthia Koh
Cynthia Koh
03 Oct 2017

Cynthia Koh

We love the tie-front tee because it is a great way to turn a basic tee into a statement piece as well as cover the lower half of your body without losing your waist shape.

Photo: Instagram/@cynthiakoh27

Kimberly Wang
Kimberly Wang
03 Oct 2017

Kimberly Wang

Tie-front cropped tops are a great way to elongate your body, especially if you have a “non-existent torso” like Kimberly. But be warned, you’re gonna need a flat stomach to pull this trend off.

Photo: Instagram/@ohhowstrange
 

Tong Bingyu
Tong Bingyu
03 Oct 2017

Tong Bingyu

If you are shy about baring your midriff, opt for a longer alternative that allows you to flash a sliver of skin without revealing too much. Pair with a midriff-skimming skirt or high rise jeans.

Photo: Instagram/@tongbingyu

Carrie Wong
Carrie Wong
03 Oct 2017

Carrie Wong

Can’t decide whether to go short or long? This red hot tie-front top from Pomelo lets you have the best of both worlds.

Photo: Instagram/@carriewst

Hanli Hoefer
Hanli Hoefer
03 Oct 2017

Hanli Hoefer

A peephole and front knot at the bust not only give this top a summery, sexy vibe, but also the illusion of bigger bust. We like!

Photo: Instagram/@hanlihoefer

Denise Camellia Tan
Denise Camellia Tan
03 Oct 2017

Denise Camellia Tan

Who says tie-front tops are too casual for work? Denise’s crisp white shirt with a wrap front and side bow allows it to be versatile for work and the weekend too.

Photo: Instagram/@denisecamillia

Sonia Chew
Sonia Chew
03 Oct 2017

Sonia Chew

Love the pyjama trend but don’t want to look like you are wearing sleepwear in public? Make it work by cinching it up for a cropped look, like Sonia.

Photo: Instagram/@soniachew

Tabitha Nauser
Tabitha Nauser
03 Oct 2017

Tabitha Nauser

A clever way to create a colour block effect or add a cool spin to your look is to layer a shirt over your button-up.

Photo: Instagram/@tabithanauser

Jae Liew
Jae Liew
03 Oct 2017

Jae Liew

Jae nailed two ‘90s trends – the plaid shirt and tie front shirt – in one fell swoop with this look.

Photo: Instagram/@jae7iew

Bonnie Loo
Bonnie Loo
03 Oct 2017

Bonnie Loo

Okay so this is a tie-waist dress, but this is a look you can definitely wear as top. If you don’t wish to cough out any moolah for a new top, here’s how you can DIY one:

1. Take an old oversized shirt or shirt dress, cut or unpick the sleeves.

2. Decide how high you want to place the sleeves (we prefer the waist to create an illusion of an hourglass figure) and pin the sleeves at the side seams of the shirt.

3. Sew the sleeves down and voila, you’ve got yourself a tie-front shirt.

Photo: Instagram/@bonnieloo94

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