A going out top isn’t your average t-shirt or knit jersey. It’s meant for a night out at that fancy restaurant or a weekend getaway with friends.
Wilson recommends a durable fabric and a timeless design when selecting long-sleeved going-out tops.
They Keep You Warm
If you’re used to sporting a cropped tank or silky silk top for a night out with your girls, the cold weather will force you to change your go-to style this winter. After all, it’s pretty hard to look chic while battling goosebumps under a heavy coat you must carry all night.
Enter the long sleeve going out tops. It’s a cold-weather version of your favorite night-out staple that looks just as good without extra layers and hassle. Plus, it’s a lot more comfortable.
Whether heading to the club for drinks or an intimate dinner with friends, these long-sleeve tops will keep you cozy and on point. If you’re looking for a chic, long-sleeve bodysuit with a flattering neckline and a unique cutout,
This sultry piece will turn heads, and you can even dress it down for girls’ night by throwing a pair of dark wash jeans on over. If you’re in the mood for a more playful vibe, Reformation has you covered with this cool, flocked cow print bodysuit. If you’re more of a fan of the classics, a second-skin snake print is also worth checking out.
While the classic going-out top of old had to be made with sequins, lace, a bubble hem, or an alternative neckline, modern versions come in various shapes, colors, fabrics, and designs. They can be worn under a coat or blazer during the day and with jeans, skirts, or midi dresses for a night on the town.
Stylists recommend investing in a long-sleeved top that you can style in multiple ways, so it’ll feel like a worthwhile investment. Take this mesh cyra with delicate straps that you won’t have to worry about readjusting throughout the night and a romantic cowl neckline for a little extra drama.
The mesh fabric is also breathable, so you can wear it with a band tee under or over an oversized tank, depending on your preference. The relaxed ruching along the bodice is slimming and looks great when worn alone.
To make this top the scene-stealer of your next evening outfit, pair it with dark denim and a sleek mini skirt or a maxi dress with platform heels. If the full exaggerated puff sleeves seem too much, opt for a balloon sleeve camisole in silk instead. Nothing spoils a chic look like an old bra strap peeking out from under your sleeve, so avoid this faux pas by wearing a camisole with the right (or no) underpinnings.
If you want to make a statement at your next event, a night out with the squad, or a birthday celebration, shop these party-worthy tops featuring rhinestone embellishments, fringe, lace, and unique cutouts. These are a far cry from the crop tops that over-exposed cleavage for years and are more like the ones donned by 90s-style icons. For a modern iteration of the trend, try this super-down cutout top, whose intricately placed cuts are linked with unique hardware, making it feel much more high-fashion than your standard tank.
The stylist typically sticks to neutral or black tops when shopping for going-out pieces because she knows they’ll always work. However, she’s also a fan of fun, flirty options.
If you’re ready to turn up the heat, try a sequined top in black or multiple colors, or pick up this floral embroidered number with a flattering silhouette and no-fail fabric blend. Pair it with high-waist denim or a mini skirt, plus your favorite shoes for a head-turning look that’s equally casual and sophisticated. Or, if you want to keep it simple, go for a versatile camisole with cascading rhinestone fringe.
The key to an ideal night-out top is that it feels like a going-out piece while not being a going-out-top. That silky teal shell that looks great under your gray suit doesn’t become a party top when you wear it with jeans. And the dressy tees in knit jersey that look great under your favorite black blazer aren’t necessarily for your night at a club or karaoke bar with your friends.
Instead, consider this category for your anniversary dinner at that fancy new restaurant or that weekend away with the girls. That’s when a simple dressy tee or fun top in a knit jersey might seem too casual, but a long-sleeve top with a unique cutout or pattern makes you feel everything.
You’ll find many options in the night-out tops category, from strappy wrap tops to corset-style blouses and camisoles with puff sleeves or delicate floral patterns. There’s also a wide selection of fabrics, including animal print and sequinned styles. Add a chic jacket or blazer to your outfit to take it from a chill night out to an evening party.