Credit it to the success of Outlander, The Favourite or the fact that they’re just incredibly flattering—whatever the reason, Victorian square-neck tops and dresses are hottest neckline of summer 2020. According to global shopping platform Lyst, searches for “square neck” are up a whopping 61 percent month-over-month since late spring early summer. Specifically, folks are looking to combine two trends into one with searches for “square neck puff sleeve” also surging.
This romantic neckline works well on just about every body type, regardless of bust size, and shows off collarbones with just a hint of cleavage without exposing too much. Seriously, just look to paintings and sketches of women rocking Victorian corsets, the OG square-neck clothing item, and you’ll see just how pretty they can be (on women of all ages, no less). Best of all, even after this classic cut is eventually dethroned by another popular style, it will remain as gorgeous and flattering as ever without looking dated or out of touch.
So without further ado, here are 22 of the best square-neck tops and dresses to invest in this summer and wear for years and years to come.