Watch 3 Ways to Style a Mock-Neck Top


Real talk: The mock-neck top might just be one of the most bewildering fashion inventions ever. It falls in the same weird, in-between gray area as the three-quarter sleeve top—it's not long enough to be a turtleneck, yet the extra inches make it ineligible for the crewneck category. The name, too, is confusing. Mock-neck? Does that mean it's fake? Is it ridiculing the neck? We might just have to resign ourselves to the fact that the mock-neck origin is one of life's great mysteries. What's not a mystery, though, is how to style one. 

For an effortless date night look, style it with a flirty pleated skirt and minimalist sandals. Looking for a more casual avenue? Layer it under a preppy number, but dress it up with sleek slingbacks. And to make it office-friendly, trade in your predictable button-down shirt or silk blouse for an unexpected mock-neck top. Watch the 3-Stylin' video, above, to see what we're talking about and then shop the three looks, below, to apply it IRL. 

Styled by: Ali Pew, Video by: Tara Sgroi

1. With a Flirty Pleated Skirt + Minimalist Sandals


Shop the look: WHBM mock neck tank, $68; Lord & Taylor earrings, $45; Theory skirt, $455; Banana Republic bag, $178; Stuart Weitzman sandal, $398;

2. With a Preppy Jumper + Feminine Slingbacks


Shop the look: WHBM mock neck tank, $68; Topshop dress, $74; Argento Vivo bar stud earrings, $38; 3.1 Phillip Lim crossbody bag, $750; Paul Andrew flats, $545;

3. Tailored Skirt Suit + Structured Tote


Shop the look: WHBM mock neck tank, $68; Tibi blazer, $495; Jennifer Fisher hoop earrings, $255; Tibi wrap skirt, $325; BOYY bag, $1,125; Zara heels, $50;


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