Celebrities and divas turn to the halter dress for an easy-going yet glamorous look. It is interesting to think that two pieces of material that have been sewn together and made to tie behind the neck could add a zest of sexiness to the already glamorous silhouette. It is important to choose the style that will suit you best. Halter dresses come in various styles: the knot that ties in the front or the strap that ties behind the neck. Choose a style that suits your shoulder width the best. The best way to compare them is to think of the straps of the halter neck dress in terms of spaghetti width. Some halter dresses come with adjustable straps and some come with elastic for additional comfort.
Keep in mind that halter dresses tend to keep the focus on the upper half of the body — shoulder, bust and face — so it is recommended to go without a necklace and to accessorize your ears and head. It is also important to invest in a strapless or halter bra so that the bra straps aren’t showing. This style of dress is good for all body types, but it’s most flattering for women with curves.
This Wheaton College junior is a perfect example of how to turn your halter dress into a sassy daytime outfit. She chose her American Eagle halter in an ultra feminine floral print that can only be accentuated by her coral sweater, Payless Spartans and vintage sunglasses.