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Trending Going Out Tops & Crop Tops to Feel Your Best

What comes to mind when you picture a going-out top? It’s likely fitted and a style you can wear from season to season, but most importantly, it’s one that instantly makes you feel confident every time you throw it on. You’ve probably got a few trusty pieces on standby, but let’s add some newness to the rotation. Take a scroll through some of our favorite going-out tops that’ll have you planning a girls’ night ASAP.

Dare to bare.


Sleeveless tops are a staple in any wardrobe, but those of the going-out variety require a little extra oomph. It’s all about the unique details, whether that’s strategic cutouts, mesh panels or a one-shoulder silhouette in silky, drapey fabric to give you a “total goddess” vibe. You can’t go wrong with a flattering square neckline or stretchy ribbed sweater tank, especially when paired with high-waisted jeans or pants.

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Express Womens Crop Tops

Crop it like it’s hot.


If you ask us, crop tops and going-out tops are practically synonymous. Cut just above the waist, this midriff-baring silhouette is a match made in heaven with high-waisted styles, like jeans or miniskirts. Fit-wise, you have a couple of options. A boxy cropped button-up gives major cool girl energy—feel free to elevate with dainty gold jewelry or a statement red lip. Or, choose a sleek, fitted crop top with a high neckline for a look that feels fresh and model off-duty.

Know your Body Contour.


When you’re heading out for a cheeky date night or meeting up for drinks, you want to feel like the best version of yourself. And nothing says “I’m the main character” like our bestselling Body Contour collection. These fan-fave tops hug you in all the right places, thanks to smoothing, sculpting compression fabric. If you want a dressier feel, add layered necklaces that pop against solid hues. For an even more snatched look, pair a Body Contour bodysuit with wide leg jeans or belted shorts.

Express Womens Body Contour Tops
Express Womens Tanks and Camis

Make a statement.


You might think of tanks and camis as basics, but our picks for a night out are anything but. On one hand, you can opt for a simple silhouette and turn up the drama with eye-catching embellishments—think metallic accents, novelty buttons and romantic lace. Or, let the silhouette itself do the talking. A sultry plunging neckline or extra-voluminous shoulder will ensure that all eyes are on you. We also love how easily tanks and camis can pull double-duty—simply layer a blazer or jacket at the office, and then throw it over your shoulder on the way to happy hour.