Scoop back tops are a coy way of showing some skin. They’re also a great way of working the ballerina inspired style of dressing this season. Tops don’t necessarily have to be backless – just scooped at the back. Choose a higher scooped back if you are worried about showing too much skin. Take inspiration from the following scoop back tops.
1. Topshop Green Basic Scoop Vest
Price: $12.00 at us.topshop.com
Green colours are a fresh option for the summer months. They look great paired with a colour palette of whites and nudes. This basic tank top has a scoop neck and back. This top would look great teamed with a pleated white skirt and faded denim jacket.
2. Inhabit Pointelle Cashmere-Blend Top
Price: $320.00 at net-a-porter.com
A bit on the pricier side, this cashmere-blend top is all about luxe casual dressing. It has a wide neck, scoop back, and curved cut out details at the sides. It also has ribbed trims and pointelle detailing at the sides. These would work well with an outfit of leather or leather-look pants and statement heeled sandals for a ‘model off duty’ inspired look.
3. Bassike Asymmetric Organic Cotton Camisole
Price: $95.00 at net-a-porter.com
Scoop back tops can come in simple designs such as this camisole. This organic cotton camisole has a scoop neck and back, spaghetti straps, and a raw asymmetric hem. Soft pink colours will be a mainstay this spring/summer season. Pair this camisole with light denim jeans and a white slouchy blazer.
4. Rachel Comey Saturday Tee
Price: $162.50 at lagarconne.com
This scoop back top features a bold ‘jungle’ inspired print. It would make a great statement piece. This top has a wide neck, scoop back, and elbow-length sleeves. For a fun evening look pair it with black skinny jeans, patent pumps, and a sleek black clutch.
5. Chloé Scoop Back Stretch Sweater
Price: $845.00 at matchesfashion.com
The most recent Chloé collection looked to scoop back tops in order to channel a certain ballet aesthetic. This top has a wide neck, scoop back, and ribbed hem. The price point, however, is a major deterrent. You could easily find a similar style top in an affordable chain store – look for tops in jersey or cotton fabrics instead.
6. T by Alexander Wang Stretch-Modal Tank
Price: $130.00 at net-a-porter.com
This tank top would be a great layering piece. It comes in an off-white/beige colour and features a scoop neck, low scoop back, and asymmetric bias-cut hem. The bias cut hem creates a draped, floaty aesthetic. Layer this tank over maxi skirts for a minimalist, draped look.
7. Jonathon Saunders Pocket Vest
Price: $74.50 at lagarconne.com
This top screams of sport luxe. It’s made from stretch modal jersey and features a two-tone colour block pattern. It has a scoop neck and back, ribbed banding at trims, and a front patch pocket. Wear this top with jeans and a blazer for a casual daytime look.
From basic tees to printed blouses, scooped back tops come in a range of designs. I find that some of the most effective scoop back tops are the simplest. Which of these scoop back tops do you like best?
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