Wearing a knot-front top used to be about showing off a toned midriff. Now, it is about achieving an hourglass silhouette of broad shoulders and a defined waist. But knotting a top can be tricky. How tight should the knot be? How high should it sit? Should it sit to the left, right or centre of one’s waist? Thankfully, tops that come with a pre-knotted front are in trend.
Shy about showing too much skin? Pair the top with a high-waisted bottom. For a simple but impactful contrast in silhouettes, pair knotted crop tops that show off a sliver of skin with a high-waisted A-line skirt.
Instead of wearing a jacket or sweater over a plain T-shirt dress, why not layer a knot-front top over it? The knot detail will pull the look together. If the knot is oversized, make it the focal point of the outfit and emphasise it by keeping the rest of the look slim-fitting, with separates such as skinny jeans or a pencil skirt, and the tiniest crossbody bag you can find.
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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2016